How long did it take the Mormons to get to Salt Lake City?

already exists.

Would you like to merge this question into it?

already exists as an alternate of this question.

Would you like to make it the primary and merge this question into it?

exists and is an alternate of .

The first wagon train took over 1 year and 5 months. The first wagon train left Nauvoo, Illinois in Feb. of 1846. They crossed Iowa and camped for the winter at a place they called Winter Quarter, Neb., which is near Omaha, Neb. In the spring of 1847 the first wagons departed Winter Quarter for the west (April 14,1847) and arrived in Salt Lake City, Utah, on June 24, 1847 (that portion took over 3 months). The original distance traveled was 1,300 miles.
After the first wagon train, others followed for the next 20 years and the time became much quicker.

By 1857 handcart companies crossed the plains in about 3 1/2 months.
Entry: 'Sept. - Fri. 26 'The first two companies of immigrating saints, which crossed the plains with handcarts, arrived at G.S.L. City, ...left Iowa City June 9, and ...June 11th." (LDS Church Chronology 1805 - 1914, page 57)

Today (2011) you could travel the 1300 miles driving at 75 mph in 17 hours & 33 minutes.
2 people found this useful

What did the mormons call Salt Lake City?

They called it Zion. Then when they found out, in order for Utah to become a state, that they would have to separate schools, stores, and public places from religion.

What path did the Mormons take from New York to Salt Lake City Utah?

After the Church was founded in New York, most Church members moved to Ohio. Due to persecution, they moved from Ohio to Missouri to Illinois. Once they were asked to leave Il

What was the Mormon trip to Salt Lake City?

The Mormons were settled in Nauvoo, Illinois on the banks of the Mississippi river. They were then forced to leave in 1846, essentially the then United States and travel to wh

How long did the journey take for the Mormons to move to salt lake city?

Dozens of groups travelled the Mormon trail over a period of about 20 years. The length of time it took to travel the trail depended on the starting point, mode of travel, wea

How long did it take for Mormons to trvel from Nauvoo to Salt Lake City Utah?

The first wagon train took over 1 year and 5 months . The first wagon train left Nauvoo, Illinois in Feb. of 1846. They crossed Iowa and camped for the winter at a place they

When did the Mormons leave for Salt Lake City?

In the winter of 1845-1846, the saints began their preparation to migrate to the West in search of a "New Zion." In the Spring of 1846, they began their large migration and ar

When did Mormons find Salt Lake City?

Well, technically, they never found Salt Lake City. They found a large empty valley and built Salt Lake City. They arrived there in July 1847.
In Utah

When and why did the Mormons move to Salt Lake City?

The latter day saints, or mormons, moved to Salt Lake City because the were being persecuted in every other state. The moved to somewhere that no one else wanted to be so the
In Utah

What percentage of Salt Lake City is Mormon?

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints the "Mormon" church) does not release membership statistics for anything smaller than a state, so we can't know fo sure. Salt L

Why Mormons moved to Salt Lake City?

The Mormons moved to what is now Utah because they had been kicked out of New York, Ohio, Missouri, and Illinois due to their religious beliefs. In each of these places they f