Coralville in Johnson County, Iowa — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Mormon Handcart Brigade Camp
“Let them come on foot, with handcarts and wheelbarrows. Let then gird up their loins and walk through, and nothing shall hinder them.”
South of this boulder on the banks of Clear Creek, is the site of the “Mormon Handcart Brigade Camp.” In 1856 some thirteen hundred European immigrants, converts to the Mormon faith detrained at Iowa City, the end of the rail road. Encamped here they made handcarts and equipment for their journey on foot to Salt Lake City.
Erected 1936 by Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution series list.
Location. 41° 40.719′ N, 91° 35.137′ W. Marker is in Coralville, Iowa, in Johnson County. Marker is on 5th Street, on the left when traveling east. Marker is in city park, across the street from 16845 5th Street. Touch for map. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Samuel Jordan Kirkwood (approx. 0.9 miles away); Historic Amana Colonies (approx. 5.1 miles away); Historic Iowa City / Mormon Handcart Trail - 1856 (approx. 5.1 miles away); Hoover Historic Site / Hoover’s West Branch (approx. 5.2 miles away).
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