Joseph Smith’s Residences
Joseph Smith’s major places of residence and the general direction of his migrations.
Mission to the Indians, 1830–1831
Oliver Cowdery, Peter Whitmer Jr., Ziba Peterson, and Parley P. Pratt departed New York in October 1830 on a mission to preach to the “Lamanites” in Indian territory. Frederick G. Williams joined the group in Ohio. They preached to the Indians in early 1831, but they were soon ordered off Indian land.
Joseph Smith’s Travel between Ohio and Missouri, 1831
In accordance with instructions in a June 1831 revelation, Joseph Smith and several others traveled from Kirtland, Ohio, to Jackson County, Missouri, where a new revelation designated Independence as the “centre place” of the city of Zion.
Joseph Smith’s Travel between Ohio and Missouri, 1832
In accordance with instructions in a March 1832 revelation, Joseph Smith, Sidney Rigdon, and Newel K. Whitney traveled from Hiram, Ohio, to Independence, Missouri, to counsel with church leaders.
Joseph Smith’s Proselytizing Mission, October–November 1833
In the fall of 1833, Joseph Smith and Sidney Rigdon traveled with church member Freeman Nickerson from Kirtland, Ohio, to Mount Pleasant, Upper Canada.