Morley Farm

Kirtland, Ohio

The Morley farm, located near Kirtland, Ohio, is where Isaac and Lucy Morley once lived. The Morleys, early converts to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, built a home for the Prophet Joseph Smith and his wife, Emma, there. Joseph and Emma lived in the house for only a few months, from March 1831 to September 1831. During that time, Joseph received 13 revelations that are now recorded in the Doctrine and Covenants. Today a small portion of the land is open to the public. For information about visiting the historic Morley farm, click or tap here.

The home that now stands on the property is not open to the public, and it is not the home where the Morleys or the Smiths lived. However, visitors can walk on a short uphill trail to a place that was significant in Joseph Smith’s ministry. There, in a small schoolhouse, he prophesied to a group of men about the growth of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In that same gathering, 23 men, including Joseph Smith himself, were ordained high priests.


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