Hill Cumorah Monument
The figure on top of the shaft represents Moroni, the heavenly messenger who visited Joseph Smith. He is shown as though calling the inhabitants of the Earth to hear and to heed the Gospel message and as holding in his left hand the plates from which the "Book of Mormon" was translated.
The west panel shows Moroni delivering the record to Joseph. The South panel depicts the Angel of the Lord showing the record to three witnesses. The last panel depicts Joseph showing. by permission, the record to eight other witnesses. The inscription on the North panel is taken from the last section of the record called the "Book of Moroni."
The shaft and theornamentations thereon symbolize the administrative pattern of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints which was organized by revelation April 6, 1830, in harmony with that of the original Christian Church. The representation of lines of light flowing down the center symbolizes the president of the church. The pillars on each side, his two counselors. The design above the panel, with twelve conventional lights, represents the twelve apostles who are called
The monument was designed and modeled by Torleif S. Rhaphus, sculptor
Erected by Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
Location. 43° 0.386′ N, 77° 13.456′ W. Marker is in Palmyra, New York, in Wayne County. Marker can be reached from New York State Route 21 0.7 miles north of Hosey Rd.. Touch for map. The Angel Moroni Monument, to which this marker refers (see photos), can be seen from the road, but to see the marker or read any inscriptions it is necessary to go into the Hill Cumorah Visitor's Center. This is the site of the annual Hill Cumorah Pageant which takes place in July every year. The show is free and pretty impressive. Marker is in this post office area: Palmyra NY 14522, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. This House (approx. 4 miles away); Palmyra War Memorial (approx. 4 miles away); Cumorah (approx. 4 miles away);
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 23, 2012, by Yugoboy of Rochester, New York. This page has been viewed 380 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on December 23, 2012, by Yugoboy of Rochester, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.