Nauvoo

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geographical name Nau·voo \nȯ-ˈvü, ˈnȯ-vü\

Definition of Nauvoo

  1. city on the Mississippi River in western Illinois population 1149 The original town was resettled and renamed Nauvoo by Mormons under Joseph Smith in 1839, became a prosperous city with a population of 20,000, but was abandoned in 1846 when Mormons migrated to Utah following the murder of Smith.


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