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Jacob Hamlin Home, St. George

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The Jacob Hamblin House is a historic residence and museum located in Santa Clara, Utah, near St. George, Utah. Jacob Hamblin was a Mormon pioneer and missionary who founded Santa Clara in 1854. After a flood destroyed the town, a group of missionaries constructed a new home for him on a hillside. It is now open as a museum.
Jacob Hamblin was born in 1819 in Ashtabula County, Ohio. His family moved to Wisconsin in 1836, and got married three years later. In February 1842, Hamblin met a group of preachers of Mormonism; only days later, he officially joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Mormon officials immediately recognized his leadership gifts and offered Hamblin the chance to join them in Nauvoo, Illinois. In 1844, the residents of Nauvoo were split over the issue of plural marriage, leading to the arrest of Joseph Smith, Jr. A believer in plural marriage, Hamblin took a second wife, Rachel Judd. A mob of men assassinated Smith while he was in jail, resulting in the succession crisis. Hamblin supported Brigham Young, the President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, as President of the Church. Following growing anti-Mormon sentiment around Nauvoo, Hamblin migrated west with Young on the Mormon Trail.
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  • Friendly and knowledgeable staff made the visit very pleasant. Would love to have a cabin like this in the mountains (upgraded, of course).  more »
  • The space was small but we gota of great idea about how folks survived with out todays modern conveniences.  more »
  • Loved this place!! So much history here and the guides told us such cool stories!! The home is gorgeous and they have a few pieces from his actual lifetime! Loved hearing about him being a peacekeeper with the Indians
  • My family loves to your old historic places. If you want a really cold experience go here. The have a wonderful orchard and garden at certain times of the year. Also loved the excitement from the tour guide! Definitely a Lucke Soul place!
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