Church History


    The Smiths’ First Palmyra Home

    The Smith family had only recently moved to their new farm by 1820, when Joseph Smith had the First Vision. When they first arrived in Palmyra as struggling immigrants from Vermont, they had rented a small home somewhere on Main Street. Working together as a family, they pooled earnings from many different jobs to start buying the land where the beginning events of the Restoration would unfold.

    “Smiths’ First Palmyra Home,” Palmyra Interactive Map,