Palmyra, New York, USA

    “Palmyra, New York, USA,” Ensign, February 2020

    The Church Is Here

    Palmyra, New York, USA

    New York. Ontario Co. Manchester. Smith family farm

    Photograph by Anne Michelle Bailey

    Many significant events in the early days of the Restoration took place in and around Palmyra, beginning with the First Vision in a grove by the Smith family home (replica shown above).


    Acres of wooded land that the Smith family purchased in 1817


    People visit the Sacred Grove each year

    3 miles (5 km)

    From the Smith home to the Hill Cumorah


    First-edition copies of the Book of Mormon printed at the Grandin Print Shop in Palmyra


    Members when the Church was officially organized in Fayette, New York, 30 miles (48 km) from Palmyra

    1820: The First Vision

    1823: Angel Moroni visits Joseph Smith

    1830: Book of Mormon published; Church officially organized on April 6

    2000: Palmyra New York Temple dedicated on April 6