Forks of Grand River, unorganized area attached to Clinton County, Missouri 

 

Summary

Area also known as Three Forks due to confluence of west, middle, and east forks of Grand River. Located about thirty miles northwest of Adam-ondi-Ahman, Missouri. Area settled, 1834.1 Some Saints, including many Canadian Saints, initially settled there against church counsel, 1838.2 JS and his counselors traveled to “the forks of Grand River” to visit Canadian Saints, Aug. 1838; upon arrival, JS counseled them to move to Adam-ondi-Ahman or Far West, Missouri.3 By Oct. 1838, mob persecution against Mormons had intensified. Remainder of Saints in area gathered at Adam-ondi-Ahman, by Nov. 1838.4