Town/City
Morley Settlement
County
Hancock County
State/Province
Illinois
Country
United States of America
Alternate Names
Yelrome, Illinois
Morley Town, Illinois

Morley Settlement, Illinois

Summary

Also called Yelrome and Morley Town. Area in southwest corner of county, on the Hancock-Adams county line. Settled by refugee Saints from Missouri, spring 1839. Formally laid out by county surveyor on forty-nine acres, 26–28 Mar. 1844. At least seventy Latter-day Saint families eventually occupied settlement. Multipurpose meetinghouse completed in area, by 1842. JS visited and preached in settlement, 13–14 May 1843. Mobs destroyed settlement and expelled residents, fall 1845.

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