Town/City
Shokokon
County
Warren County (now Henderson County)
State/Province
Illinois
Country
United States of America

Shokokon, Illinois

Summary

Located on east bank of Mississippi River, about twenty-five miles upriver from Nauvoo. Laid out by Robert McQueen and Charles A. Smith, 1836. Location for landing rafts of lumber cut in Wisconsin Territory forests. Population never exceeded 300. JS visited area, Feb.–May 1843, with interest in initiating LDS settlement. JS purchased thirty-nine lots in town, 20 Feb. 1843.

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