Welcome! MormonPlaces is an interactive database (a gazetteer) of the geographic locations that are significant to the history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and its sister churches of Joseph Smith's Restoration movement. This will eventually include congregations, settlements, cemeteries, buildings, and even historical events.

Mapping Mormoinism coverMormonPlaces is an outgrowth of Mapping Mormonism: an Atlas of Latter-day Saint History, in which we collected information on thousands of places from various regions, eras, and topics. This project builds on that with the following goals:

Currently, we are focused on documenting every ward and branch that existed in the LDS Church between 1830 and 1930. So far, we have documented over 7,000 of them! The earlier version had an editing feature that allowed anyone to make contributions; we are working on adding it to our new system. Please remember, this site is experimental for the time being, as most of our research focus is on the data, not the interface; we encourage you to try it out and give us your feedback.

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