The Dunn Plat: An Adaptation of Joseph Smith’s Plan for the City of Zion in 19th-Century Virginia

When: Sat., Aug. 6, 10:30-11:30 a.m. 2022

In 2015, the Library of Virginia acquired a plat of an unnamed location that staff originally described as a “mystery town.” Research revealed, however, that the late-19th-century plan drafted by Petersburg civil engineer T. R. Dunn follows the precepts of Joseph Smith’s Plan for the City of Zion. Presented by Joseph W. Grubbs, who led the Library’s research into the Dunn plat, this talk will explore the extensive analysis that confirmed the plat’s adherence to Smith’s Zion plan. For more information, please contact Elizabeth Klaczynski at elizabeth.klaczynski@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3536.This is a free event.