Kirtland Temple
A National Historic Landmark

Planning a Visit

Related Sites of Interest

and their directions from the Kirtland Temple

North Kirtland [Temple] Cemetery, Kirtland, Ohio

Just north of the Temple, the "Kirtland Mills Burying Ground" is owned and maintained by the city of Kirtland and is the final resting place for a number of Latter Day Saints from the 1830s. Among those buried here are John Johnson, Oliver Granger, Thankful Pratt, Joseph Coe, Ira Bond, Samuel Whitney, William Cowdery and Jabez Carter. Also believed to be here are Mary Duty Smith and Jerusha Barden Smith. Later graves include Gomer Griffiths, J.H. Lake, and members of the Kelley family.

Newell K. Whitney Store, Kirtland, Ohio

Go north on S.R. 306 about 1/4 mile. Take S.R. 615, or Chillicothe Road as it splits off to the right. The store is at the bottom of the hill. It is owned and operated by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Call (440) 256-9805 for information.

Stone Quarry, Kirtland, Ohio

Go south on S.R. 306 2 miles to Chapin Forest, a Lake County Metropark which will be on your right. Turn right again as soon as you enter the park and in front of you will be a quarry pond. Follow the gravel path north and you will find more evidence of stone removal. This was the Stannard Stone Quarry, one of several used as a source for temple stone.

John Johnson Farm, Hiram, Ohio

34 miles
Take S.R. 306 south 23 miles to S.R. 82. Take S.R. 82 left (east) 11 miles to Hiram. Watch for signs on 82 directing you to the Farm. The Johnson Farm is owned and operated by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Independence, Missouri

800 miles
Take S.R. 306 two miles north to I-90. Go west seven miles to I-271. Take I-271 south to I-71 and on to I-70 at Columbus. Take I-70 west to Independence.

Nauvoo, Illinois

600 miles
One mile north on S.R. 306 to I-90 west to I-271 south to I-71 south. Pick up I-70 west in Columbus to I-74 west in Indianapolis. Stay on I-74 into Illinois and pick up 136 west to Hamilton, Illinois and the east bank of the Mississippi. Once in Hamilton take 96 north to Nauvoo.

Palmyra, New York

300 miles
North on S.R. 306 two miles and east on I-90 to Buffalo, continue on I-90 through western New York to approximately 22 miles beyond Rochester turn-off. Turn north on S.R. 21 about 7 miles to Hill Cumorah and an extra 3 miles to Palmyra, New York. I-90 in New York is a toll road. The L.D.S. history sites in the Palmyra area are owned and operated by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Plano, Illinois

400 miles
North on S.R. 306 on mile then west on I-90 to about 25 miles west of Cleveland where it also becomes I-80, which is exit 144. I-80 is a toll road in Illinois. In Illinois continue on I-80 west to I-294 and go north about 25 miles to S.R. 5. West on S.R. 5 about 25 miles to Wheaton and south on S.R. 59 about 4 miles to S.R. 34. West on S.R. 34 about 15 miles to Plano. The church is located at 304 South Center Street.

Other Sites of Interest

and their directions from the Kirtland Temple

Six Flags Amusement Park

33 miles
South on S.R. 306 about 30 miles. Look for signs directing to the park. It will be to the right, or west, about 2-3 miles.

Great Lakes Mall, Mentor, Ohio

3 miles
North on S.R. 306 about 1 1/2 miles across I-90 to first stop light which is Johnny Cake Ridge Road or S.R. 84. Right about 1 1/2-2 miles to Great Lakes Mall.

Holden Arboretum, Kirtland, Ohio

6 miles
North on S.R. 306 north 1/4 mile to S.R. 615 angling off to the right about 100 yards to the first stop sign. The cross road is the Kirtland-Chardon Road. Take it right to the second stop sign, which is a distance of five miles-Sperry Road. Take Sperry to the left one mile to the front of the Arboretum.

James A. Garfield National Historic Site, Mentor, Ohio

Take S.R. 306 north to Mentor Avenue. Go right or east to 8095 Mentor Avenue.

Niagara Falls, New York

210 miles
North on S.R. 306 two miles to I-90 east to Buffalo, New York. At Buffalo take I-290 to I-190 across Grand Island to National Route 62 and/or 62A to the falls. This is also Pine Avenue.

Punderson State Park

31 miles
South on S.R. 306 (Chillicothe Road) about 23 miles to S.R. 87. Go left 8 miles to Punderson on the right of highway.

Professional Football Hall of Fame, Canton, Ohio

2121 George Halas Dr. next to Fawcett Stadium in Canton, OH. Take I-77 from Cleveland to Canton then exit 107A of I-77 and US 62.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland, Ohio

Take I-90 west from Kirtland about 21 miles into Cleveland. As you approach downtown, I-90 turns south while Highway 2 continues west. Take Highway 2 west to the 9th Street exit. The Hall of Fame will be in front of you on the right.




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Engaging visitors in the legacy of the Kirtland Temple, embracing the sacred and secular significance of the historic site, and promoting religious tolerance and open dialogue among all people.

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