Saturday, October 24, 2015

Church History in Pictures: Birthplace of Joseph Smith

Thought of doing a project where I present places of LDS Church history in pictures. This post will focus on the Birthplace of Joseph Smith Jr. He was born on Dec. 23, 1805 on the town line of Sharon and Royalton, Vermont. A white granite obelisk marks the general area of his birth as a memorial.

The monument is 38 and a half feet tall for every year of the Prophet Joseph Smith's life. Nearby is the visitor's center that houses the Smith family home hearthstone. It is that last remaining part of the original structure.

Outside is the outline of the Solomon Mack home, the father of Joseph Smith Sr., where Joseph Smith Jr. was actually born.

A plague points to original place the hearthstone rested.

For a closer look it reads:

The next Pictures blog posting will feature places associated with the First Vision and the Angel Moroni.

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