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Birthplace of Oliver Cowdery

 
 
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By David P. Wright, September 25, 2017
1. Birthplace of Oliver Cowdery Marker
Inscription. Oliver Cowdery, born here on 3 October 1806, was the principal scribe for the translation of the Book of Mormon and was one of three special witnesses to its divinity. He assisted the prophet Joseph Smith in organizing The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon) on 6 April 1830 in Fayette, New York. Over the next few years, Cowdery served in the Church as Assistant President, newspaper editor, and historian. He helped compile revelations received by the Prophet and also participated in selecting the restored Church's first quorum of Apostles.

Estranged from the Church in 1838, Cowdery rejoined the Latter-day Saints a decade later. He died in Richmond, Missouri, on 3 March 1850, in full fellowship in the faith he had helped to establish.
 
Location. 43° 25.885′ N, 73° 8.535′ W. Marker is in Wells, Vermont, in Rutland County. Marker is on Lamb Hill Road half a mile east of Saw Mill Hill Road, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wells VT 05774, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Thomas Morgan House (approx. 3.2 miles away); A. W. Gray & Sons (approx. 3.7 miles away); Middletown Springs War Memorial (approx. 4 miles away); Poultney Civil War Monument (approx. 7.2 miles away); Site of Oldest Union Church in America (approx. 7.3 miles away); Horace Greeley - George Jones (approx. 7.3 miles away); Jeffrey Brace (approx. 7.3 miles away); Old Stone Shop (approx. 8.6 miles away).
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 2, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 28, 2017, by John Arsenault of Middletown Springs, Vermont. This page has been viewed 79 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on September 28, 2017, by John Arsenault of Middletown Springs, Vermont. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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