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Nauvoo Historic District

Nauvoo, Illinois
County of Hancock.
National Register Number: 66000321
Resource type: District.
Property type: Historic District: Historical. The threat level was Satisfactory in
2008.
Congressional District: IL-17 Certified Local Government: NO
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Current use/information: District.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - January 20, 1961):
For seven years, this was the principal city of the Mormons and the headquarters of their church. Originally known as Commerce, the Mormons began settling here in 1839, following their flight from northwestern Missouri. Nauvoo, the largest city in the State, was abandoned by most of the Mormons in 1846, after their leader, Joseph Smith (1805-1844), had been killed by a mob and State authorities had grown increasingly hostile.

Condition:
There are no threats to the landmark.

There has been no major changes during the past year.


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