“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Plano in Kendall County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

Plano Stone Church

Plano Stone Church Marker image. Click for full size.
August 30, 2013
1. Plano Stone Church Marker
Inscription. Click to hear the inscription.  The Plano congregation of the church was organized on April 21, 1861, and met at the home of Elder James Horton. In May 1868, church members passed a resolution to build a church. In a show of support and encouragement, townspeople contributed liberally to the endeavor and a local merchant donated the land. Plano Stone Church was completed and dedicated in November 1868. The pews and pulpit, made from native lumber by church members, are still in use.

Joseph Smith III (church president and prophet from 1860-1914) and his family lived in Plano from 1866-1881. The Plano Stone Church served as headquarters for the denomination during that time. Fourteen General Conferences of the church were hosted here. Plano was also home to Herald Publishing House, and numerous church publications were published here, including the Saints' Herald, Joseph Smith's translation of the Bible, the 1874 edition of the Book of Mormon, and the first Zion's Hope.
Erected 2003 by Community of Christ.
Location. 41° 39.601′ N, 88° 32.178′ 
Plano Stone Church image. Click for full size.
August 30, 2013
2. Plano Stone Church
Plano Stone Church, also known as The Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, is on the National Register of Historic Places
W. Marker is in Plano, Illinois, in Kendall County. Marker is at the intersection of South Center Street and Dearborn Street, on the right when traveling south on South Center Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Plano IL 60545, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Yorkville Congregational Church (approx. 4.7 miles away).
Categories. Churches & Religion
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 30, 2013. This page has been viewed 346 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 30, 2013. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.
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