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Joseph Smith Trial- Monmouth, IL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 40° 54.737 W 090° 38.929
15T E 698007 N 4531680
Quick Description: Saw a few like this in town erected by Monmouth College
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 12/13/2017 2:48:18 AM
Waymark Code: WMX9MK
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member wayfrog
Views: 1

Long Description:

County of marker: Warren County
Location of marker: Public Square & W. Broadway, on sidewalk next to courthouse, Monmouth
Erected by: Monmouth College

Marker text:

Joseph Smith Trial
Site of the third Warren County Courthouse (1837-95), where on June 9, 1841, the Mormon prophet Joseph Smith stood trial under Judge Stephen L. Douglas to determine whether he should be extradited to Missouri to face criminal charges. He was released the following day when it was determined that the original writ habeas corpus had expired.

County: Warren County

Historical Society: Monmouth College

Location: sidewalk next to current courthouse

Website: [Web Link]

Dedication Date: Not listed

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