“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Nauvoo, Illinois

Clickable Map of Hancock County, Illinois and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Hancock County, IL (30) Adams County, IL (82) Henderson County, IL (4) McDonough County, IL (8) Schuyler County, IL (7) Lee County, IA (25) Clark County, MO (12) Lewis County, MO (6)  HancockCounty(30) Hancock County (30)  AdamsCounty(82) Adams County (82)  HendersonCounty(4) Henderson County (4)  McDonoughCounty(8) McDonough County (8)  SchuylerCounty(7) Schuyler County (7)  LeeCountyIowa(25) Lee County (25)  ClarkCountyMissouri(12) Clark County (12)  LewisCounty(6) Lewis County (6)
Carthage is the county seat for Hancock County
Nauvoo is in Hancock County
      Hancock County (30)  
      Adams County (82)  
      Henderson County (4)  
      McDonough County (8)  
      Schuyler County (7)  
      Lee County, Iowa (25)  
      Clark County, Missouri (12)  
      Lewis County, Missouri (6)  
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1Illinois (Hancock County), Nauvoo — Bidamon Stable
Lewis Bidamon, second husband of Emma Smith, built this structure during the 1860s from the foundation stone of the Nauvoo House. Bidamon owned a carriage “manufactory.” He, and his brothers John and Christian had conducted a number of . . . Map (db m55436) HM
2Illinois (Hancock County), Nauvoo — Exodus to Greatness
Near here, the Mormon exodus to the Rocky Mountains began on February 4, 1846 in seven years, members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, commonly called the Mormons, had built Nauvoo to a size comparable to Chicago, with . . . Map (db m55440) HM
3Illinois (Hancock County), Nauvoo — Eyes Westward"To your tents O Israel"
On the anniversary of the 200th year celebration of the Prophet Joseph Smith, and the 175th anniversary of the establishment of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, this monument of His prophets Joseph Smith and Brigham Young has been . . . Map (db m55439) HM
4Illinois (Hancock County), Nauvoo — Historic Nauvoo
In 1839 the Mormons, or Latter Day Saints, settled at Nauvoo and made it their chief city. During their residence its population reached 15,000. After long friction with non-Mormons the Mormons were expelled in 1846. Three years later French . . . Map (db m55444) HM
5Illinois (Hancock County), Nauvoo — Mansion House
Completed in 1843, the Mansion House was the second Nauvoo residence of Joseph Smith and his wife Emma. A hotel wing was added and opened in late 1843. The hotel was leased to Ebenezer Robinson in January 1844. As part of the lease agreement, the . . . Map (db m55435) HM
6Illinois (Hancock County), Nauvoo — Nauvoo House
In 1841 church members were commanded to build two “houses,” a house for the Lord (the Nauvoo Temple) and a house for man to be known as the Nauvoo House. It was to be “a delightful habitation for man, and a resting-place for the . . . Map (db m55433) HM
7Illinois (Hancock County), Nauvoo — Nauvoo Survey Stone
This is the site of the original survey stone for Nauvoo, the "city beautiful," founded by church members in 1839 after they were forced to leave Missouri. All streets of the city were platted from this point. The two widest streets in Nauvoo at the . . . Map (db m68890) HM
8Illinois (Hancock County), Nauvoo — Nauvoo, Illinois
Nauvoo was once the site of a Sauk and Fox village. After the Indians moved west of the Mississippi, promoters attempted to develop town sites here but the marshy bottom lands attracted few settlers. In 1839, the Mormon Prophet Joseph Smith . . . Map (db m55432) HM
9Illinois (Hancock County), Nauvoo — Red Brick Store
The original Red Brick Store opened for business on January 5, 1842, with Joseph Smith as owner and proprietor. The main floor was a general store. At the back on this floor, Bishop Newell K. Whitney had an office where people could pay their bills . . . Map (db m55437) HM
10Illinois (Hancock County), Nauvoo — The Homestead
This two-story, two-room log block house was located on the original 135 acres purchased from local farmer Hugh White and may date to 1803. Joseph Smith moved here in the spring of 1839 with his wife Emma; sons Joseph III, Frederick Granger . . . Map (db m55434) HM
11Illinois (Hancock County), Nauvoo — The Icarian Community in Nauvoo
A communal society of French Icarians was established at Nauvoo in 1849. Led by Etienne Cabet, a French political theorist, the Icarians believed that all property must be held communally. The community was incorporated by the Illinois General . . . Map (db m55442) HM
12Illinois (Hancock County), Nauvoo — The Prophet's Last Ride
On the morning of June 24, 1844, Joseph Smith and his brother Hyrum left their families, homes, and fellow Saints for the last time. Traveling on horseback, they paused on this bluff. Joseph looked admiringly at the unfinished temple and the city of . . . Map (db m55443) HM
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Aug. 8, 2022