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Clay County, Missouri
TitleClay County, Missouri
Publication TypeMagazine Article
Year of Publication1888
AuthorsJenson, Andrew
MagazineThe Historical Record
Volume7
Issue Number11–12
Pagination648–671
Date PublishedDecember 1888
KeywordsClay County, Missouri; Latter-day Saint History (1820-1846); Liberty Jail; Liberty, Missouri; Mormon-Missouri War of 1838
Abstract

A short historical essay on Clay County, Missouri, which occupies an important place in Latter-day Saint history due to settlements there, as well as events in the Mormon- Missouri War of 1838. Especially prominent is Liberty Jail in the county seat, where Joseph Smith and a number of other Church leaders would be imprisoned from November 1838 to April 1839.