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Jacob Hamblin Home, St. George

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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.HistoryJacob 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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  • This is a great place to stop for a free tour of southern Utah history. It is good for the whole family and a nice look at civilization back in the time of the founding of Utah. 
  • We spent couple of very delightful hours at this place with the company of this great Missionary Couple (the Severe's) who gave us a very warm welcome. They sat down with us and gave us a wealth of in...  more »
  • Very informative tour. It's amazing to see how people lived and learn a little bit of how St George was settled. 
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  • Great place to stop if you want to learn more about the early days of Washington County. The current LDS couple that volunteers here is very nice and knowledgeable about Jacob Hamblin's story.
  • Cool historic home. Short but interesting tour with some neat history and cool stories about Jacob hamblins interaction and work with the native Americans
  • Such a neat place to visit and learn about the history.
  • Nice local Historical site Run by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
  • Really cool piece of history, the guides told fun stories about Jacob Hamblin and his life. We enjoyed the tour, it was a good family activity.