The Sacred Grove
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The Sacred Grove is a small, old-growth, hardwood forest in western New York state near the village
of Palmyra that is sacred to members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. It was in
the Sacred Grove, in the spring of 1820, that Joseph Smith, Jr., a boy of 14 years, beheld a
heavenly vision of the Father and the Son (often referred to as "The First Vision").



Entrance to the Sacred Grove, leading from the Smith Farm.

"So in accordance with this, my determination to ask of God, I retired to
the woods to make the attempt..."
   --Joseph Smith History 1:14




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