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Church History - Founding/New York Period (1820-1831)

Church History c. 1820-1831, Background, Founding, New York PeriodThe establishment of THE CHURCH of JESUS CHRIST of Latter-day Saints began in the 1820s with events that occurred primarily in New York State."

Fayette, New York"The township of Fayette, New York, is located in Seneca County between Seneca and Cayuga lakes. THE CHURCH of JESUS CHRIST of Latter-day Saints was organized in the log cabin of Peter Whitmer, Sr., approximately 4.7 miles northwest of the village of Fayette and 3 miles southwest of modern Waterloo, New York."

Colesville, New York"Colesville, New York, is a township located in Broome County, in the south central part of the state, where one of the earliest branches of the Church was organized in 1830."

Harmony, Pennsylvania"Harmony, Pennsylvania, is an important historical site of THE CHURCH of JESUS CHRIST of Latter-day Saints on the Susquehanna River in northeastern Pennsylvania. Significant events occurred there during the periodic residence of the Prophet Joseph Smith from 1825 to 1830."

Anthon Transcript"The Anthon Transcript was a sheet of paper, thought to be lost, upon which Joseph Smith copied sample "reformed Egyptian" characters from the plates of the Book of Mormon."


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