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Nauvoo Historic District
U.S. National Register of Historic Places
U.S. National Historic Landmark District
Joseph Smith House
Location: Nauvoo, Illinois
Built/Founded: 1839
Architect: Unknown
Architectural style(s): No Style Listed
Governing body: State
Added to NRHP: October 15, 1966[1]
Designated NHLD: January 20, 1961[2]
NRHP Reference#: 66000321

Nauvoo Historic District is a historic district containing the city of Nauvoo, Illinois. The historic district is nearly coterminous with the City of Nauvoo as it was incorporated in 1840, but it also includes the Pioneer Saints Cemetery (40°32′13″N 91°21′03″W / 40.5369°N 91.3507°W / 40.5369; -91.3507 (Old Nauvoo Burial Grounds)), the oldest Mormon cemetery in the area, which is outside the town boundary.[3]

Contributing structures include:

There are many non-contributing, modern structures in the district.

The district was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1961.[2][3]

See also

  • History of Nauvoo, Illinois


  1. "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Nauvoo Historic District". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2007-10-12. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 Blanche Higgins Schroer and Ray H. Mattison (March 27, 1976) National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Nauvoo, Illinois, National Park Service and Accompanying 12 images, from 1975 or undated, including one engraving reproduced from an 1873 book.

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Coordinates: 40°32′53″N 91°22′55″W / 40.548°N 91.382°W / 40.548; -91.382