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“Map 2: The Missouri, Illinois, and Iowa Area of the United States,” Doctrine and Covenants and Church History Class Member Study Guide (1999)

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Map 2: The Missouri, Illinois, and Iowa Area of the United States

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Indian Territory

Iowa

Missouri

Illinois

Jackson County

Platte River

Missouri River

Shoal Creek

Fishing River

Grand River

Chariton River

Mississippi River

Missouri River

Winter Quarters

Council Bluffs (Kanesville)

Mount Pisgah

Garden Grove

Adam–ondi–Ahman

Gallatin

Haun’s Mill

Far West

DeWitt

Liberty

Fort Leavenworth

Richmond

Independence

McIlwaine’s Bend

Nauvoo

Montrose

Ramus

Carthage

Quincy

Springfield

St. Louis

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  1. Independence. The Lord identified Independence as the center place of Zion in July 1831 (see D&C 57:2–3). A temple site was dedicated here on 3 August 1831. Mobs forced the Saints out of Independence and Jackson County in November 1833.

  2. Fishing River. Joseph Smith and Zion’s Camp traveled from Kirtland, Ohio, to Missouri in 1834 to restore the Jackson County Saints to their land. D&C 105 was revealed on the banks of this river.

  3. Far West. A refuge was established here for the Saints from 1836 to 1838. It was the headquarters of the Church for part of 1838. A temple site was dedicated here (see D&C 115). On 8 July 1838, the Quorum of the Twelve received a call from the Lord to serve missions abroad (see D&C 118). In 1838–39 the Saints were forced to flee to Illinois.

  4. Adam-ondi-Ahman. Adam blessed his righteous posterity here three years before he died (see D&C 107:53–57). A great gathering will take place here just before the Savior’s Second Coming (see Daniel 7:9–14; D&C 78:15; 116; Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, sel. Joseph Fielding Smith [1976], 157).

  5. Liberty. The Saints from Jackson County gathered in this area from 1833 until 1836, when they were required to leave. Joseph Smith and others were wrongfully imprisoned here from December 1838 to April 1839. In the midst of troubled times for the Church, Joseph called on the Lord for direction and received D&C 121–123.

  6. Nauvoo. Located on the Mississippi River, this area was the headquarters of the Church from 1839 to 1846. Here a temple was built, and ordinances such as baptism for the dead, the endowment, and the sealing of families began. Here the Relief Society was organized in 1842. Revelations received here include D&C 124–129.

  7. Carthage. Here the Prophet Joseph Smith and his brother Hyrum were martyred on 27 June 1844 (see D&C 135).

  8. Winter Quarters. The headquarters settlement for the Saints en route to the Salt Lake Valley (1846–48). Here the Camp of Israel was organized for the westward journey (see D&C 136).

  9. Council Bluffs (Kanesville). The First Presidency was sustained here on 27 December 1847, with Brigham Young as President.