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The following maps can help you to better understand the early history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the scriptures revealed through the Prophet Joseph Smith and his successors. By knowing the geography of the lands discussed in the scriptures, you can better understand scriptural events.

To use these maps most effectively, you will need to know what the different symbols and typefaces on the maps mean. As needed, individual maps also contain map keys that explain additional symbols that pertain only to that particular map. Following is a key to understanding some of these symbols:

A round, red dot represents a city or town. A line may sometimes point from the dot to the name of the city or location.
This typeface is used to label geographic places, such as oceans, seas, lakes, rivers, mountains, wildernesses, valleys, deserts, and islands.
This typeface is used for all cities and towns.
This typeface is used for smaller political divisions, such as regions, and U.S. states and territories.
This typeface is used for larger political divisions, such as nations, countries, and continents.