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Historical Marker:

Historic Nauvoo


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Location:
The marker is located south of Nauvoo in a large turnout/rest area on the west side of Route 96. It is mounted on the back side of the Nauvoo, Illinois marker.
Latitude:
40.5393
Longitude:
-91.3865
Dedication Date:
01/01/1936
Dedication By:
The State of Illinois

Marker Description:
In 1839 the Mormons, or Latter Day Saints, settled at Nauvoo and made it their chief city. During their residence its population reached 15,000. After long friction with non-Mormons the Mormons were expelled in 1846. Three years later French Communists called Icarians established a society here which lasted until 1857.
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