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Long Island, New York


Island off mainland New York state; located on east coast of United States and separated from mainland by Long Island Sound and East River. One hundred twenty miles long and average of about ten miles wide. Settled 1636. Population in 1835 about 71,000. Branch of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints organized on island with eighteen members, 27 Mar. 1841. JS corresponded with James Arlington Bennet and Willard Richards while Richards stayed in Bennet’s home on island, 1842. Church members from island migrated to Nauvoo, Illinois, 1842.


Queens County
New York
United States of America