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Near South Royalton in Windsor County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Joseph Smith Monument

Mormon Prophet's Birthplace

 
 
Joseph Smith Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin Craft, 2007
1. Joseph Smith Monument Marker
Inscription.  Joseph Smith, founder of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, was born near here on December 23, 1805. A visitor's center and a 38½ foot tall monument, considered the world's largest polished granite shaft, commemorates his life and is located at the birthplace 2½ miles up Dairy Hill Road. The site is open year round.
 
Erected 1997 by Vermont Division for Historic Preservation.
 
Topics. This historical marker and monument is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical month for this entry is December 1920.
 
Location. 43° 48.762′ N, 72° 30.362′ W. Marker is near South Royalton, Vermont, in Windsor County. Marker is at the intersection of Route 14 (Vermont Route 14) and Dairy Hill Road, on the right when traveling north on Route 14. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: South Royalton VT 05068, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Jessie LaFountain Bigwood (approx. 0.9 miles away); Wagon Wheels Farm (approx. 1.6 miles away); Stone Turnpike Marker (approx. 2 miles away); The Royalton Raid (approx.
Wide view of the Joseph Smith Monument marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By PaulwC3, April 27, 2013
2. Wide view of the Joseph Smith Monument marker
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2 miles away); Burning of Royalton (approx. 2 miles away); Site of 1780 Raid (approx. 2.8 miles away); Tunbridge Civil War Memorial (approx. 5.2 miles away); Tunbridge World's Fair (approx. 5.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in South Royalton.
 
Regarding Joseph Smith Monument. Considered the world's tallest polished granite shaft, it marks the birthplace of Joseph Smith, founder of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Beautiful, manicured grounds surround the shaft, where picnicing or quiet comtemplation are possible. Free historic walks and tours. Spectacular Christmas lighting from Thanksgiving through New Years.
 
Also see . . .  Joseph Smith Birthplace Memorial. (Submitted on December 26, 2013, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
 
Additional keywords. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Mormonism
 
Joseph Smith Birthplace entrance image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin Craft, 2007
3. Joseph Smith Birthplace entrance
Joseph Smith Birthplace Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin Craft, 2007
4. Joseph Smith Birthplace Monument
Joseph Smith Birthplace Memorial Annual Christmas Light Display image. Click for full size.
Photographed By PaulwC3, December 24, 2013
5. Joseph Smith Birthplace Memorial Annual Christmas Light Display
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 24, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 24, 2010, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 1,089 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on October 24, 2010, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.   2. submitted on April 28, 2013, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.   3, 4. submitted on October 24, 2010, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.   5. submitted on December 26, 2013, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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May. 25, 2022