The Jacob Hamblin House is a historic residence and museum located in Santa Clara, Utah, near St. George, Utah. Jacob Hamblin was a Mormon pioneer and missionary who founded Santa Clara in 1854. After a flood destroyed the town, a group of missionaries constructed a new home for him on a hillside. It is now open as a museum.Our St. George trip itinerary planner makes visiting Jacob Hamlin Home and other St. George attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
Jacob Hamblin was born in 1819 in Ashtabula County, Ohio. His family moved to Wisconsin in 1836, and got married three years later. In February 1842, Hamblin met a group of preachers of Mormonism; only days later, he officially joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Mormon officials immediately recognized his leadership gifts and offered Hamblin the chance to join them in Nauvoo, Illinois. In 1844, the residents of Nauvoo were split over the issue of plural marriage, leading to the arrest of Joseph Smith, Jr. A believer in plural marriage, Hamblin took a second wife, Rachel Judd. A mob of men assassinated Smith while he was in jail, resulting in the succession crisis. Hamblin supported Brigham Young, the President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, as President of the Church. Following growing anti-Mormon sentiment around Nauvoo, Hamblin migrated west with Young on the Mormon Trail.
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The walls are over a foot thick, maybe two. Kept the house beautifully fresh. Elder Nielson was very personable, interesting, and well-informed. The upper floor especially was a delight. Jacob...
The walls are over a foot thick, maybe two. Kept the house beautifully fresh. Elder Nielson was very personable, interesting, and well-informed. The upper floor especially was a delight. Jacob... more »
Jacob Hamblin came to the area to work with the Native Americans. He was considered one of the best of his time. We took the free tour with an LDS alderman guide. Very informative and worth the 30...
Jacob Hamblin came to the area to work with the Native Americans. He was considered one of the best of his time. We took the free tour with an LDS alderman guide. Very informative and worth the 30... more »
Really neat tour to learn about the history of the area. The tour guide missionaries were great and answered a lot of our questions! There's a good feeling there.
We learned about this great settler of his time in creating St. George and Santa Clara. The grounds are beautiful and reflect the hard work it took to live there.
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