Early Church member W. W. Phelps wrote, "Cumorah...is well calculated to stand in this generation, as a monument of marvelous works and wonders" (Latter-day Saints' Messenger and Advocate, November 1835, 2:221). With a stately monument of the Angel Moroni cresting its summit, and a yearly pageant commemorating salient events associated with the coming forth of the Book of Mormon, it is fulfilling the exact role that Phelps envisioned. However, the general population of the Church is relatively unfamiliar with the history of this significant Latter-day Saint landmark. The following thesis is an in depth study and documentation of certain historical aspects of the Hill Cumorah as a significant, sacred geographic location to members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
College and Department
Religious Education; Church History and Doctrine
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Packer, Cameron J., "A Study of the Hill Cumorah: A Significant Latter-Day Saint Landmark in Western New York" (2002). All Theses and Dissertations. 5008.
Cumorah, Hill, New York, Mormon shrines