Nauvoo

geographical name
Nau·​voo | \ nȯ-ˈvü How to pronounce Nauvoo (audio) , ˈnȯ-vü \

Definition of Nauvoo

city on the Mississippi River in western Illinois population 1149

Note: 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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“Nauvoo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Nauvoo. Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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