In 1839 Joseph Smith bought the property of Commerce, Illinois as a refuge for the LDS people who were being driven from Missouri by religious persecution. It was a swamp and a few log cabins.
The site had once been the indian village "Quashquema". The city was named Nauvoo, which in Hebrew means "Beautiful Place". The construction of the Nauvoo Temple was started in the spring of 1841.
The former, RLDS ( now Community of Christ ) Church owns many of the sites in Nauvoo, so don't be suprised when you discover that fact, when visiting these sites.
This page contains a sample of the best digital photos and pictures that we have taken of the Joseph Smith homestead in Nauvoo, Illinois.
These pictures and photos are for your enjoyment and may be freely used for clean, wholesome, noncommercial, purposes that are supportive of the LDS Church and the City Of Joseph Pageant.
|Moon Stones From Temple.|
Photo Taken Oct 1979.
Stones Now At:
Community of Christ.
|The Smith Family Homestead.|
Two Story Built By Joseph III.
In 1860 Old Cabin c. 1803,
Is Summer Kitchen Joseph Sr.
& Lucy Lived
In It Until
Their House Was Built.
|Hickory Fire, Melting Beeswax,|
|A Missionary Spinning Wool?|
Sort Of! Take A Look
At The Spinning Wheel!!!
A Spinning Wheel Is
For Sale At Joseph's
Red Brick Store
She Buys IT!! Wow!
Audrey Always Wanted One!
|Inside The Old Cabin.|
|Riverview And Lotus.||John Taylor's Corner Lot.|
|"Times And Seasons" Printer.|
|William Mark's House.|
|Adam Dunn's House.||Lucy Mack Smith's House.|
|Nauvoo Survey Marker.||Joseph Smith|
|Joseph Smith Mansion House.|
Built 1842, Served As Hotel.
Built As Hotel 1841.
1869 Lewis Bidamon And Emma.
Smith Married And Lived Here.
Emma Died In 1879.
|West River Side|
Section Of House Is The
Keeping Room &
Office Added 1841.
|Joseph And Hyrum's Bodies.|
Were Hidden Many Years.
And Then Moved.
|Then For Many Years|
Joseph And Hyrum.
|Were Buried Under|
The Spring Shed.
|Graves Of Hyrum, Joseph,|
And Emma, Not The Original.
|The River View Near The Graves.|
|Homestead House In Background.|
Picture Taken From
Smith Family Cemetery.
|Emma Smith Headstone.|
|Joseph Smith Headstone.||Hyrum Smith Headstone.|
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If you plan to fly in to visit Nauvoo; it is suggested to fly in to the Quad City International Airport in Moline, Rock Island, IL 61265. Then to take a rental car to Nauvoo, Illinois. You could then stay in the Nauvoo Area.
How To Drive There From The Quad City International Airport:
From the Quad City International Airport Moline, IL 61265 Head southeast toward US-6 E 0.7 mile. Continue straight onto US-6 W 0.1 mile. Take the exit onto I-280 E/I-74 E toward Peoria/Chicago 9.0 mile. Take the exit onto I-74 E toward Peoria 31.7 mile. Take exit 46A to merge onto US-34 W toward Monmouth 21.6 mile. Take the US-34 W exit toward Burlington 0.4 mile. Turn right at US-34 W 23.4 mile. Turn left at 700E/Carman Rd/State Route 522. Then continue to follow State Route 522 9.6 miles. Then turn right at IL-96 S for 21.6 mile & you will be in Nauvoo. The route should be a trip of less than 2 1/2 hours in length.
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|Inside The Old Cabin||Spinning Wool||Temple Sun Stone|
|To Entering Nauvoo, Illinois.
|To Nauvoo Old Town|
(Jonathan Browning Home)
|To Nauvoo Old Town|
(Lyon Drug Store)
|To Nauvoo Old Town|
|To Brigham Young Home, Old Nauvoo, Illinois.
|To City Of Joseph Pageant.
|To The New Nauvoo Temple Construction Page.
|To Carthage Jail. Carthage, Illinois.
|To "Old Time" Photos Of Nauvoo, Illinois.
Ancient Cities That We Have Visited
-With Audrey DeLange