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Statistics & Facts

The Illinois state capital is Springfield.
The population of Nauvoo is approximately 1149 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 478 (1990), 494 (2010).
The amount of land area in Nauvoo is 8.757 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 3.733 sq kilometers.
The distance from Nauvoo to Washington DC is 796 miles.
The distance to the Illinois state capital is 109 miles. (as the crow flies)
Nauvoo is positioned 40.54 degrees north of the equator and 91.38 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Nauvoo Historical Events

1844, May
The Nauvoo Expositor was a newspaper. There was only one issue ever printed on June 7, 1844. The controversy surrounding this printing led to the murder of a Mormon prophet, Joseph Smith. The printing press was received by the people of Nauvoo, Illinois on May 7, 1844. It was delivered there to a brick building on Mulholland St., in Illinois. The printing press had pieces. Because when it was destroyed by an angry mob a witness after said: "The same evening we went home and when we came to Nauvoo we rode over our type, that was scattered in the street..."

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