When did the Mormons move to Salt Lake City?

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After the martyrdom of Joseph Smith in Carthage Jail, the Mormons were being more and more terrorized by mobs in Illinois. During the year of 1846 Brigham Young, the new leader of the Mormons began to assemble the people to get ready to leave Nauvoo and go west. The first wagons began their trek west on February 6th, 1846, and arrived in 1847 the exact date isn't known but the city was founded on July 24th, 1847, and consisted of 148 people with 143 of them being men. For the years to come more and more people came in the following years on the trail that would come to be known as the Mormon Trail and under the direction of Brigham Young.
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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.

How did the Mormons survive in Salt Lake City?

The biggest problems the Mormon Pioneers faced when first arriving in what is now Salt Lake City was lack of water and building materials. These problems were soon solved by the building of irrigation canals from mountain streams. These canals, many of which are still in use today, carried water to the cities to be used for drinking and irrigating crops. Many pioneers built the first homes from mud-bricks and adobe, as trees were scarce. Logging in the mountains brought some log and lumber structures, although since nails were extremely rare, most of these were tied together with leather straps and cemented with mud. Granite and other stones were used to construct the most permanent buildings, such as the Salt Lake Temple, which is still used today. The pioneers were very organized, hardworking, and industrious. These qualities all contributed to their success in suviving and thriving in Salt Lake City.

When did the Mormons settle in the Salt Lake City Utah?

The first group of Mormon pioneers arrived in Salt Lake City in late July, 1847. Pioneers and convert immigrants continued to settle in Salt Lake City and surrounding cities until the early 1900's, when the Church began to encourage it's members to stay in their homelands and build up the Church there.

Who led the Mormons to Salt Lake City Utah?

Brigham Young lead the first group of Mormon Pioneers to Salt Lake City, Utah. Later groups were lead by experienced trail guides who had traveled the trail with Brigham Young.

Why were the Mormons succesfull in their move to Salt Lake City Utah?

The Mormon Pioneers had established several successful cities in the Midwest previously and knew how it was to be done. The reason they did not stay there was due to persecution by mobs in neighboring towns. Their homes were burned down, their men were beaten, and they were forced out of town. When they moved to Utah, there wasn't anyone to persecute them for miles around. They were organized, hard-working, creative, and industrious. Once they got established, the U.S. Government sent a group of men there. While many Mormons feared they would be kicked out of their homes again, the government men largely left them alone. They were just sent to keep an eye on them.

What was the living condition like in Salt Lake City for the Mormons?

When the "Mormon" (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) settlers first arrived in the Salt Lake Valley in what is now Utah, there was nothing there. The entire area was untamed wilderness, and practically a desert. They built Salt Lake City from scratch, but visitors to the settlement later on spoke well of it.

How did the Mormons end up at Salt Lake City Utah?

\nAfter being persecuted in the east, they decided to build Nauvoo, a large city in Illinois. Then they got persecuted there and Brigham Young sent a few members out to check put Utah. No one was really over there, so they figured no one would be there to persecute them. They traveled to Salt Lake City and that became the LDS church headquarter, which still is.

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 what is now Utah. Brigham Young, the prophet at the time, led them there, as he saw in a vision the place where they were to go and flourish, as they did in Utah. They reached the Salt Lake valley in 1847.

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, weather conditions, and who was in the party. A group of a few men on horseback or in a small wagon could make it in a matter of a couple weeks. Groups like this consisting of misisonaries assigned to the east coast or Europe were a common sight along the trail. A large group of families traveling in a wagon train would take a few months, and a large group traveling by handcart would take several months. Some started from Illinois, some from St. Louis Missouri, and others from other states in the east, where they had arrived from Europe.

What year did the Mormons settle in Salt Lake City?

The first group of Mormons to arrive in Salt Lake City came in July 1847. Subsequent groups came later. Church members were encouraged to leave their hometowns and move to Salt Lake City until about 1900, when they were encouraged to stay where they were and build up the Church in their area.

What was the Mormon population of Salt Lake City in 2004?

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church) does not release membership statistics for cities, only for states. So we don't know exact the Mormon population of Salt Lake City in 2004, but it was probably around 30-40%. The city itself has quite a low Mormon population compared to the rest of the state.

How many Mormons live in Salt Lake City?

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (commonly called the "Mormon" Church) only publishes membership records by state, not by city. Salt Lake City proper has a much lower Mormon population than the surrounding area. This is largely due to the fact that the property is expensive and homes are small. Mormons, who traditionally have large families, choose to live in the suburbs which have a lower cost of living and larger homes. The majority of the Mormons in Salt Lake City are college students, young couples, and retired couples. Just a rough estimate by someone who lives in Salt Lake City, I'd say about 30 percent or less (depending on the area) of Salt Lake City is an active Mormon.

Which Mormon started Salt Lake City?

Salt Lake City was started by a group of several thousand Mormon Pioneers. The man who directed much of the city planning was Brigham Young, the president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (commonly called the "Mormon" Church) at the time.

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

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.

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 arrived in Salt Lake City in 1847.

1850 travel by Mormons to Salt Lake City?

While the first groups of Mormon Pioneers arrived in Salt Lake City, other groups continued to arrive for well over half a century. Groups arriving in 1850 are: Lorenzo Dow Young Company James Lake Company Milo Andrus Company Benjamin Hawkins Company Thomas S. Williams/ Seth M. Blair Freight Train Aaron Johnson Compnay James Pace Company Wilford Woodruff Company David Evans Company Warren Foote Company Stephen Markham Company Justus Morse Company Warren Smith Company William Snow/Joseph Young Company Shadrach Roundy Commpany Edward Hunter Company Orson Hyde Company Amasa M. Lyman Company Charles C. Rich Company Jefferson Hunt Company Gilbert and Gerrish Freight Train Jedediah M. Grant Freight Train George Washington Hill Company Holladay and Warner Freight Train Livingston and Kinkead Freight Train John Sharp Company and various families and individuals not traveling in companies. You can see a list of who was in each of these companies by visiting the "Related Link" below.

Why did Brigham Young choose Salt Lake City for the Mormons?

Several years earlier, before Joseph Smith was murdered, he had prophesied that the Latter-day Saints would have to move west to the Rocky Mountains to flee persecution. Because of this prophesy, Brigham Young knew to lead them west. He had seen the Salt Lake Valley in particular in a vision, and insisted they continue traveling until God lead them there. When Brigham Young first saw the valley as they came over the mountains, he said "This is the right place." And once they got down into the valley, he put his walking stick in the ground and said "Here we will build the temple of our God." That very spot is now one of the corners of the Salt Lake Temple. The Church members then and now believe that this Temple is a fulfillment of the prophesy of Isaiah in Isaiah 2:2 which says "And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the Lord's house shall be established in the tops of the mountains..." The Temple is considered the House of the Lord, and the word "Utah" literaly means "top of the mountains" in the language of the native Ute indians. You forgot to mention a key part in the decision to move to Utah. The Mormons were given information concerning the Salt Lake valley from Father Pierre DeSmet, a Belgian Catholic Missionary who traveled the west before the Mormons were ever even there. Through his description of the area the Mormons decided to move there.

What percent of Salt Lake City residents are Mormon?

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church) does not keep statistics for any geographic location smaller than a state. The entire state of Utah is abut 60% Mormon (although only about 50% of the state is a practicing Mormon). In Salt Lake City, which is quite liberal and not a convenient location for young Mormon families, the population is less than 50% Mormon, a rough estimate would probably be about 30-40%, depending on the area. Most Mormons living within Salt Lake City boundaries are University students, young professionals who do not have children, and retired couples. Most Mormons with families/children live in the surrounding suburbs. This is because the cost of living is much lower in the suburbs, and the homes are much larger.

What successes did the Mormons have at Salt Lake?

When the Mormon Pioneers migrated to Salt Lake City Utah, Brigham Young, the prophet received a revelation from God that he should construct a temple there...the Salt Lake Temple. It is the place Mormons make sacred covenants with the Lord. It truly is a blessing.

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 could practice their religion.

How many Mormons did brigham young move Salt Lake City?

About 2000 came to Utah in 1847 with Brigham Young. Entry: 1847: Aug. "Thurs. 26 - '...Between six and seven hundred wagons , with about two thousand souls enter the valley that fall." (LDS Church Chronology 1805-1914, page 34) But the Mormons kept coming and about 70,000 Mormons came to Salt Lake City between 1847 and 1867.

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 Lake City is actually quite a diverse, liberal city. Having lived here for over 20 years, I would say about 20-30% of people living inside Salt Lake City boundaries are active, practicing Mormons. A larger number were baptized as children but don't practice the religion today. Most Mormons live in the more family-friendly suburbs surrounding the city. The Salt Lake City Metropolitan area (which includes the surrounding suburbs and smaller cities like Provo and Ogden) is about 70% practicing Mormons - some areas have fewer Mormons (20% or so) and others have more (80-90%), depending on the neighborhood.

How did the Mormons make succses of Salt Lake City?

Alot of hard word and innovation! The Mormons had to start completely from scratch in a place with very little water or building materials. They built homes from mud, dug irrigation ditches from the mountains, and ate whatever they could find. They cooperated with the Natives in the area and learned from them the skills that they needed to stay alive.

Is Salt Lake City where most American Mormons live?

I live in salt lake and would say it has the largest concentration of mormans as percentage of total population. But most mormans in the US live out of slc. Out of utah in fact. ---------------- No, definately not. While Salt Lake City is the headquarters of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church), most American Mormons live outside of Utah. (There are 6,060,000 baptized Mormons in the United States, and 1,884,000 of those live in Utah.) So, less than 1/3 of American Mormons live in Utah. Most Mormons in Utah live outside of Salt Lake City. The city itself is actually quite liberal and diverse, and the homes are small and expensive compared to the rest of the state. The suburbs surrounding Salt Lake City are where the majority of Mormons in Utah live. Some of the suburbs are more than 90% Mormon. About 80,000 of the 6,060,000 American Mormons live in Salt Lake City, which is just over 1.3%.

How did Brigham young lead the Mormons to Salt Lake City?

In a covered wagon pulled by a team of horses. Another answer: The LDS Church believes that Brigham Young was inspired and knew the direction and place of where he was supposed to lead the people to. He had stated he had seen the place in vision. He knew to go west and the variations of northwest and southwest, but he didn't know exactly how long or how far the place was until he got there. When he got to the valley (where a statue now stands) he announced: "This is the place!".

Where did the Mormons live before going to Salt Lake City?

The headquarters of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church) moved from New York to Ohio to Missouri to Illinois and then to Utah in 1847. At that time, most Mormons lived near Church headquarters. Now, only about 10% of Mormons live near Church headquarters.

Why did the Mormons choose to settle around Salt Lake City?

Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (nicknamed Mormons) suffered severe religious persecution and mob attacks in every American community in which they settled. Eventually they travelled to Intermountain West, where they put down roots far away from their persecuters in the settled parts of the United States.

Why did the Mormons move to Salt Lake City Utah?

The Latter-Day Saints, or "Mormons", originally settled in Independence, Missouri, but were quickly driven out by its other occupants. They then settled in what became Nauvoo, Illinois, but were driven from that home as well. Their leader, Joseph Smith, was arrested and martyred in Carthage, Illinois. An army actually showed up with a cannon to drive them out of Nauvoo, Illinois. They crossed the frozen Mississippi River and established a temporary settlement before they really knew where they were going. They considered Oregon and California before they heard reports about the valley of the Great Salt Lake.

Why do you have to be Mormon to go into the temple in salt lake city?

To enter any temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church), not just the one in Salt Lake City, you must be a faithful, practicing member of the Church. This is because temples are considered to be the most sacred places on earth, and only those who are participating in the sacred ceremonies performed there are allowed to enter. In order to enter the temple, a Mormon must receive a special recommendation from their Bishop which says that they are keeping the commandments of God. The only time that non-Mormons are allowed to enter a temple is before it is dedicated (when it is brand new or has undergone major renovations). Before being dedicated, the temple will offer free tours to the general public, usually for a period of two to four weeks. In the event of an emergency, police, paramedics, or fire personnel may enter. Additionally, most temples include a waiting room or lobby where non-Mormons may wait for family members or friends who are participating in a ceremony. Because the Salt Lake City Temple receives so many visitors asking this and similar questions, a special exhibit has been set up at the South Visitors Center, just south of the Temple itself. The exhibit features a miniature scale cut out display of the temple, showing all the rooms and their furnishings. Interactive computers explain each room and its purpose. If you want to learn more about Mormon temples or see interior photographs of other Mormon temples, check out the "Related Links" below.

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 faced severe persecution, and they were in search of a place where they could practice their religion in peace.

Are there non Mormon doctors in Salt Lake City Utah?

Of course! In my experience living in the Salt Lake City area forthe past 26 years, I would say that approximately 40% of thedoctors are practicing members of the Church of Jesus Christ ofLatter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church). Of course doctors are notrequired to reveal their religious beliefs and therefore it isimpossible to know which are Mormon unless you ask them.

Are there more Mormons in Salt Lake City Utah or Boise Idaho?

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon"church) does not publish membership statistics for any area smallerthan a state. However, I do know that the Salt Lake City metro areahas many more Mormons (both in actual numbers and percentage) thanthe Boise metro area. I would assume, with Salt Lake City properhaving a higher population and being the headquarters of theChurch, that it has more Mormons than Boise.

What percentage of residents of Salt Lake City is Mormon?

Salt Lake City is one of the least Mormon and most liberal areas inUtah. The percentage of practicing Mormons within Salt Lake Cityboundaries is probably near 20-30%, most of these tending to becollege students or young professionals who tend to be more liberalin their beliefs than a typical Mormon. There are, however, a veryhigh number of non-practicing Mormons in Salt Lake City. If youinclude both practicing and non-practicing Mormons, the number isprobably closer to 50-60%.