Shokokon, Illinois 

 

Summary

Located on east bank of Mississippi River, about twenty-five miles upriver from Nauvoo.1 Laid out by Robert McQueen, 1836.2 Location for landing rafts of lumber cut in Wisconsin Territory forests.3 Population never exceeded 300.4 JS visited area, Feb.–May 1843, with interest in initiating LDS settlement.5 Saints owned land near Shokokon, Feb. 1843.6

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