Other possible locations



  • Lehi's family left from Jerusalem (See I Nephi 1:7)
  • Possible burial place of Ishmael (I Nephi 16:34, may be historical "Nehem" (see Ensign, August 1978, p73)
  • Possible site of Bountiful where Nephi built a ship (see I Nephi 18:5)
  • Moroni, capital of Comoros (see I Nephi 18:8; may have been passed by Lehi's family as they sailed southwest from Bountiful)
  • Four days of tempest on the ocean (see I Nephi 18:15; Cape of Good Hope is notorious for stormy sailing conditions)


  • Possible landing site of Mulekites (See Omni 1:16)
  • Possible Location of Zarahemla (See D&C 125:3)
  • Known Location of Ramah/Cumorah See Ether 15:11. Mormon 6:6, D&C 128:20, Letter VII
  • Possible location of Bountiful where Resurrected Christ visited the temple (See III Nephi 11:1)
  • Possible site of the Land of Desolation (see Alma 22:30)
  • Possible location of City of Nephi (See II Nephi 5:8)
  • Possible location where Gideon pursued King Noah to his tower [Lookout Mountain is a strategic point where 7 states are visible at once] (See Mosiah 19:6)
  • Flint River: Possible escape route when Nephi left Laman and Lemuel (See II Nephi 5:21 "they had hardened their hearts against him, that they had become like unto a flint")
  • Possible Landing Site of Lehi's Family See I Nephi 18:23
  • Zarahemla: See D & C 125:3 "Let them build up a city unto my name upon the land opposite the city of Nauvoo, and let the name of Zarahemla be named upon it."
  • Burial of Zelph: "Joseph is reported to have identified the remains as those of Zelph, a righteous Lamanite warrior killed in battle (see History of the Church, 2:79, 80n)" from Ensign April 1979
  • Adam-Ondi-Ahman: See D&C 116:1
  • Location of Manti: See Alma 58:1 and Doctrines of Salvation 3:239
  • Future Site of New Jerusalem: See D&C 84:4
  • Plains of the Nephites according to Joseph Smith Letter to Emma from Zion's Camp 4 June 1834
  • Head of River Sidon: headwaters or confluence, see Alma 16:6

Other Theories of Book of Mormon Geography

Proposed locations for the Hill Cumorah other than in New York

Baja California

Mesoamerica

Unknown Location