Edward Hunter Homestead

Edward Hunter Homestead (HM297Y)

Location: Glenmoore, PA 19343 Chester County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 4.994', W 75° 44.647'

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—The Third presiding Bishop of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints —

Edward Hunter was the third presiding bishop of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons). Born 22 June 1793 in Newtown Square, PA he moved to his home in 1830. In an agreement with the community he built on this property the West Nantmeal (Wallace) Seminary, specifying that they "would allow all persons and persuasions to meet in it to worship God."

During the period of Edward Hunter's occupancy, this gentleman farmer hosted the Prophet Joseph Smith and other leaders of the Latter-day Saint church as they came to proclaim the restored gospel. The site also was a gathering place for new members of the Church, which he joined in 1840.

Later in 1842 Hunter left the area to join with the body of the church in Nauvoo, Illinois. Edward Hunter was instrumental in the church's pioneering trek west in 1847. He eventually served as presiding Bishop of the Church, and helped lay the cornerstone of the Salt Lake Temple. Always fond of his Pennsylvania roots, Bishop Hunter died in Salt Lake City, 16 October 1883.
Dedicated 28 June 1997 as part of the 1997 Pioneer Sesquicentennial Celebration.
The Philadelphia Pennsylvania Stake
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
HM NumberHM297Y
Year Placed1997
Placed ByThe Philadelphia Pennsylvania Stake of
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
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Date Added Tuesday, July 10th, 2018 at 4:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 436559 N 4437260
Decimal Degrees40.08323333, -75.74411667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 4.994', W 75° 44.647'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 4' 59.64" N, 75° 44' 38.82" W
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Area Code(s)267, 610, 484
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 901 Little Conestoga Rd, Glenmoore PA 19343, US
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