Town/City
Long Island
County
Queens County
State/Province
New York
Country
United States of America

Long Island, New York

Summary

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.

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