Carthage in Hancock County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
The "Old Jail"
In the old Carthage jail which stands one block south of here, Joseph and Hyrum Smith, Prophet and Patriarch of the Mormon Church were killed by a mob on June 27, 1844. Two years later the Mormons withdrew from Illinois, where they had settled in 1839, to the Great Salt Lake.
Erected 1935 by State of Illinois.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Illinois State Historical Society marker series.
Location. 40° 24.975′ N, 91° 8.375′ W. Marker is in Carthage, Illinois, in Hancock County. Marker is at the intersection of Buchanan Street and Fayette Street on Buchanan Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Carthage IL 62321, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Historic Carthage Jail (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lincoln in Hancock County (about 500 feet away); Lincoln's Failed Murder Case (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lincoln's Carthage Speech (approx. 0.3 miles away); Masonic Lodge Building of 1887 Lincoln and Agriculture (approx. 0.4 miles away); Hamilton House (approx. 0.4 miles away).
Also see . . . Carthage Jail and Visitors Center. (Submitted on July 26, 2012, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
Additional keywords. Joseph Smith, Mormon
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 26, 2012, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 342 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 26, 2012, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.