Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (commonly called the "Mormon" church) faced extreme persecution and violence in the east and Midwest, so they went further west in search of a place where they could practice their religion in peace.
The religion started in the East, but due to perecution, the Mormons were forced to move farther West, eventually settling in Utah
She wanted to move out of Utah and go back east.
His greatest goal was to lead the Mormons from Illinois to Utah. Once that was achieved, he continued to lead the Mormons through peace and prosperity. To that end, it was very important to him that Utah become a state, and that the rights of the Mormons be preserved and protected. To lower the infant mortality rate, he sent many women back East to learn medicine.
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.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church) was founded in Upstate New York by Joseph Smith, Jr. Over the next 15 years, the church moved throughout the East and Midwest in search of religious freedom. Joseph Smith was murdered in 1844, and in 1845 the majority of Mormons began moving further west under the direction of Brigham Young. These Mormons eventually arrived in Utah and have now become a 15.5 million member worldwide denomination.
The main body of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church) moved west from New York to Ohio to Missouri to Illinois to Utah in 1831-1847 due to extreme persecution they faced in the east. Eventually, they found a place where they could practice their religion in relative peace in what was then Mexico (now Utah).
The whole reason why the Mormons traveled to the west was because they were persecuted for their beliefs in the east.
Utah Oregon is on the West coast of the US, and Utah is farther east.
The Mormons left New York voluntarily to join a large group of converts in Ohio. Some left Ohio to settle a new 'Zion' in Missouri, but those who remained in Ohio were eventually forced out by persecution and violence. The Mormons were kicked out of Missouri by violence and a government issued extermination order. They then went to Illinois, where they also faced severe persecution. After their prophet, Joseph Smith, was murdered, the local government asked them to leave the state. They then travelled to what at the time was Mexico (now Utah). They thought that by escaping the country and going to a land that was unwanted by any other white people, they might find peace. They did find peace and were accepted by the Native Americans, but Utah was annexed by the United States shortly after and an army regiment was sent to monitor their activities and act as the government in the territory.
Every state! There are over six million members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the 'Mormon' church) living in the United States, and at least several thousand Mormons in each state. The western US has a higher concentration of Mormons than the east, and Utah has the highest concentration with about 60% of the state being practicing Mormons.
Mormons migrated west because they were persecuted in the east.
Colorado and some of Wyoming border Utah to the east.