Nauvoo Survey Stone

Nauvoo Survey Stone (HM1AZD)

Location: Nauvoo, IL 62354 Hancock County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 32.445', W 91° 23.504'

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This is the site of the original survey stone for Nauvoo, the "city beautiful," founded by church members in 1839 after they were forced to leave Missouri. All streets of the city were platted from this point. The two widest streets in Nauvoo at the time, Main Street and Water Street, intersect here. Main Street begins and ends at the Mississippi River due to the bend in the river at this location. One early plan for the city proposed a canal to be constructed down the center of Main Street to bypass the dangerous Des Moines rapids. Those working on the project soon hit bedrock and the project was abandoned.
Year Placed2003
Placed ByCommunity of Christ
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Date Added Friday, October 10th, 2014 at 7:12pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15T E 636194 N 4489020
Decimal Degrees40.54075000, -91.39173333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 32.445', W 91° 23.504'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 32' 26.70" N, 91° 23' 30.24" W
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Area Code(s)217
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 301-399 Water St, Nauvoo IL 62354, US
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