Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Joseph Smith Birthplace Memorial, Vermont
This granite monument is 50 feet, 10 inches tall and the shaft, carved from one piece of granite is 38 and a half feet tall, one foot for each year of the life of Joseph Smith, the Prophet. Joseph Smith was born on December 23, 1805 in Sharon, Vermont. Interestingly, the county line between Rutland and Windsor Counties runs right through the house where he was born. Although, the official location of his birthplace is always recorded as Sharon, Vermont, the location today is more accurately recorded as in South Royalton.