Why did the Mormons move to Salt Lake City Utah?

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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.
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Why is Salt Lake City the capital of Utah?

It was the first city settled in Utah. It was the geographic head for religious, government, social etc. Fillmore was named the territorial capitol but when Utah became a state and because of the significance of Salt Lake City, it was named the state capitol.

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 (MORE)

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 the (MORE)

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 (MORE)

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 Illinois, they moved to Utah. The trail they took to Utah is now called the "Mormon Trail." Once the railroad was completed, co (MORE)

What are the newspapers in Salt Lake City Utah?

The major newspapers in Salt Lake City, Utah are the Salt Lake Tribune and the Deseret News. There are also several smaller independent newspapers serving specific communities, such as the South Valley Journal and The Herald.

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

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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 (MORE)

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 (MORE)

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.

Where is the best Non Mormon community to reside in Salt Lake City Utah?

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

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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 compa (MORE)

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 (MORE)

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.

When did the Mormons move to Salt Lake City?

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 wes (MORE)

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 (MORE)

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.

Why was Salt Lake City built in Utah?

Because when the Mormon pioneers first arrived and the place was completely desolate, Brigham Young stuck his cane in the ground and said "Here we will build the city of our God". They started building the city on that spot and it grew out from there.

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 in (MORE)

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 an (MORE)

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 (MORE)

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 l (MORE)

What cities are between eagle mountain Utah and Salt Lake City Utah?

Saratoga Springs, Alpine, Highland, American Fork, Cedar Hills, Lehi, Draper, Bluffdale, Riverton, Herriman, Copperton, West Jordan, South Jordan, Sandy, Taylorsville, Murray, Cottonwood Heights, Millcreek, Holladay, Midvale, Magna, Kearns, West Valley, and South Salt Lake.

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-d (MORE)

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 leave New York and eventually settle in Salt Lake City Utah?

In short, the purpose of emmigrating was to find a safe place topractice their religion. The Latter-day Saints (Mormons) weresubject to a great deal of persecution, and even mob attacks andmurders, wherever they settled -- initially in New York, then Ohio,Missouri, and Illinois. The governor of Miss (MORE)

Why Mormons moved to Salt Lake City?

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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, w (MORE)

What percentage of residents of Salt Lake City is Mormon?

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