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Associated Locations:

  • Independence, Missouri
  • Adam-ondi-Ahman
  • Far West

What are the most sacred locations on earth? Learn what the revelations have to say.

Independence, Missouri

Independence, Jackson County, Missouri is the location of the Garden of Eden.  On July 20, 1831 the Lord revealed to the Prophet Joseph Smith that Independence, Missouri was the site for the city of Zion (the New Jerusalem). The Independence Temple was the first temple commanded to be built in this dispensation. However, because of persecution, the temple was never built. Prior to the Second Coming of Jesus Christ, a magnificent edifice—the New Jerusalem Temple—will be erected on the location of the Temple Lot. (See article)



Adam-ondi-Ahman, Daviess County, Missouri is the location where Adam lived after he was driven out of the Garden of Eden. It was also the location of the meeting recorded in D&C 107, before the death of Adam. Prior to the Second Coming, Adam and his righteous posterity, which includes Saints of all dispensations, will meet with the Savior in this valley. Adam will make his report and Christ will be received as the rightful ruler of the earth. The term Adam-Ondi-Ahman is from the Adamic language. (See article)

Far West

“Let the city, Far West, be a holy and consecrated land unto me; and it shall be called most holy, for the ground upon which thou standest is holy.” (D&C 115:7) (See article)


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