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What happened to the Mormons in Nauvoo?

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They were persecuted for their beliefs

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The first Mormons left Nauvoo in February 1846.



The Mormons left Nauvoo after local authorities asked them to. The persecution they were facing was severe, and authorities asked them to leave in order to end the violence in the area.


The growth of the Mormons in the area of Nauvoo Illinois caused concern among the locals, leading to violence. In order to preserve the public peace, the government asked the Mormons to leave the state.


Never! The population of Nauvoo has never been 45,000. At the height of the Mormon population there in 1844, there were about 12,000 Mormons. Recent stastics show just over 1,000 people live there today.


Nauvoo is located right on the Mississippi River. Freezing weather was an advantage to the Mormons as they left westward because it meant they could simply walk across the frozen river rather than use a ferry.


Mormons. Otherwise known as the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.


The city of Nauvoo founded by the Mormons with a population of fifteen thousand people.


In the 1840's, the Mormons were establishing their headquarters in Nauvoo, Illinois. Their neighbors disliked this because so many Mormons were moving into the area. There were so many Mormons that they were starting to influence the culture and politics of the area, and it made those who lived there prior to the arrival of the Mormons feel threatened and like they had been overtaken.


Somewhere between 16,000 and 20,000 Mormons fled Nauvoo, Illinois in 1846 and 1847. It is nearly impossible to count exactly how many fled, as many stayed behind for months or years in an attempt to sell their property for a fair price, and still others stayed because they did not agree with the leadership of Brigham Young.


Leave where? Mormons are still around and are growing rapidly. There are almost 14 million of them all around the world! The Mormons under Brigham Young left their city of Nauvoo in 1846. His goal as was Joseph Smiths was to form a new Zion to the West. One of the reasons for the persecution of the Mormons was their belief that God condoned polygamy.


The address of the Nauvoo Public Library is: 1270 Mulholland Street, Nauvoo, 62354 0276


Whether or not the Nauvoo Expositor printed lies about Joseph Smith or the Mormon Church, it certainly criticised Smith. Only one copy of the Nauvoo Expositor was printed before Joseph Smith and his militia, the Nauvoo Legion, broke in and destroyed its printing press. Although this act prevented any further criticism of Smith, it also led indirectly to his arrest and then his murder.


The early Mormons and their beliefs were, at first, not well received in the places where they practiced their beliefs. Modern Mormonism was founded by Joseph Smith in New York in the 1820's. He quickly gained a following. Smith envisioned a "City of Zion" to the West in which Mormons could settle. They attempted to establish themselves in Missouri, but were thrown out by the Missouri government. From this, the Mormons founded Nauvoo, Illinois, and made Nauvoo the headquarters of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. However, the Mormons in Nauvoo did not have good relations with surrounding non-Mormon communities. Illinois police arrested Smith for treason. Smith was killed in prison when an angry mob stormed the compound. Brigham Young succeeded Smith as leader of the LDS church, and they planned to leave Nauvoo in the Spring of 1846. However, Illinois authorities threw them out even earlier, during winter. Under Young's leadership, the Mormons traveled west, until reaching Utah. Upon reaching Utah, Brigham Young was quoted to have said "It is enough. This is the right place."


When the Mormons had to flee Nauvoo, Illinois in 1846, they crossed the Mississippi river into Iowa (near Kanesville/Council Bluffs). At the time this was tribal land belonging to the Potawatomi Indians, but the tribe gave the Mormons permission to stay there. My source is listed below under "Related Links".


When the Mormons had to flee Nauvoo, Illinois in 1846, they crossed the Mississippi river into Iowa (near Kanesville/Council Bluffs). At the time this was tribal land belonging to the Potawatomi Indians, but the tribe gave the Mormons permission to stay there. My source is listed below under "Related Links".


The address of the Nauvoo Historical Society is: Post Office Box 69, Nauvoo, IL 62354


The most well known city founded by members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (commonly called "Mormons") is Nauvoo. Other smaller settlements began near Nauvoo but most no longer exist as their own town.


Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church) founded Nauvoo, Illinois and several surrounding towns.


The web address of the Nauvoo Historical Society is: www.nauvoohistoricalsociety.org


Mormons settled in Utah. that is why there are a ton a Mormons there. there also alot in Idaho They also settled in Nauvoo but the temple there was burned. The Mormons colonized an area stretching from southern Alberta, Canada to northern Mexico, and from parts of what is now Colorado and New Mexico in the East to California and Nevada in the West, including parts of what are now Arizona and Idaho, and all of what is now Utah. Today, Mormons are found in most countries, and every state of the United States.


Nauvoo University was created in 1841.


Nauvoo University ended in 1844.


Nauvoo Temple was created in 1846.


The phone number of the Nauvoo Public Library is: 217-453-2707.



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