Palmyra in Wayne County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Martin Harris Farm
ln 1827 he hired Joseph Smith Sr. and his sons to work on the farm. The elder Smith and his son Hyrum dug the well at the front of the house. Another son, Joseph Jr. worked with Martin Harris in the fields for $.50 a day. During this time Martin heard the story of Joseph's visions and believed them to be of divine origin.
When Joseph Smith Jr. translated the record that became the Book of Mormon, Martin Harris was one of his first scribes and helped pay expenses. Harris mortgaged part of his farm to pay for the book's publication in 1829. After the translation was finished, he was one of three witnesses who were visited by an angel and who testified of the divinity of the book and its message. He bore a strong testimony of that visitation to his dying day 10 July 1875.
Location. 43° Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2095 Maple Avenue, Palmyra NY 14522, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lake Stone House (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Martin Harris Farm (here, next to this marker); First Church (approx. 1.3 miles away); First School House (approx. 1.3 miles away); World War I Mortar (approx. 1.4 miles away); Admiral William T. Sampson Memorial (approx. 1.4 miles away); Cumorah (approx. 1.4 miles away); Palmyra War Memorial (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Palmyra.
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