PowerPoint (Belliston 2014) shows the June 1833 plot and several subsequent Mormon city plats. The NewVistas community layout follows the original June 1833 layout.
Paper (Ksiazkiewicz 2015) discusses Joseph Smith's June 1833 plot in the context of early American town planning.
Table (Hall 2013) compares lot orientation in the drawing in the June 1833 Plot and David Hall's revised drawing.
Paper (Hall 2013) explains of some of the terms, measurements, calculations and implications in Joseph Smith's June 1833 plot.
Paper (Belliston 2015) identifies all of the possible plat configurations that are similar to the June 1833 plot. None presents any clear advantages over the June 1833 plot.
Paper (Ksiazkiewicz 2013) discusses historical orientation of maps. In the 15th century, some maps were oriented with east at the top. The June 1833 plot is oriented with east at the top, suggesting a 15th-16th century approach to unlocking its meaning.
Article (Hamer, 2009) - Since Joseph Smith announced this revelation on July 20, 1831 — just over a year after the organization of the church — the "Temple Lot" in Independence, Missouri, has held a special significance for members of the Latter Day Saint movement.
Article (Hamer, 2008) - Describes methods and maps historical presence of Mormon settlement.
High resolution image of the expanded plat of Kirtland shows details, including the writing surrounding the plat. This is a copy of a surveyed plat of William Beals. The copy was made by Frederick G. Williams.
Web Link (Clio) - On this site was once a settlement by the LDS/Mormon church that existed from 1836-1838.
Article (Galli) presents an interesting discussion of the plat of the city of Zion, past, present, and future.
Article (LDS Church News 1990) discusses plat of Far West, Missouri. The plat was discovered in 1985 in the attic of a farmhouse previously owned by George M. Hinkle.
Revised plat drawn by Frederick G. Williams in August 1833. Expands the dimensions and the number of lots prescribed in the June 1833 plot and makes other revisions. Joseph Smith Papers.
Issue of 1845 LDS Church publication sets out the prescriptions of the June 1833 plot, as well as related instructions and historical details. The article shows that the prescriptions were available to Church leaders and were still considered relevant in 1845. Times and Seasons, vol. VI, no. 2, Feb. 1, 1845.
Created by Mormon settlers, the grid of Salt Lake was part of an effort to create a spiritual utopia. Joseph Smith, founder of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, began this plan with a document called the Plat of Zion. The plat provided details as to the measurements of roads, how lots would be arranged, how many people would live there. The original document can be found on display