Eight Witnesses memorialized by new monument

This city is perhaps best remembered in the Latter-day as the location where Joseph Smith and other Church leaders were jailed in the winter of 1839 and where, in that jail, the revelations now recorded as Sections 121-123 of the Doctrine and Covenants were received. But it has other significance in Church history as well. Among other things, it is the final resting place of two members of the Eight Witnesses to the Book of Mormon.

Today, a granite monument on Campbell Road near the graves of those two witnesses, Christian and Peter Whitmer, honors the Eight Witnesses to the Book of Mormon.

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