Land Northward

The Jaredite Land Northward (not to be confused with other mentions of a “land northward” from within the Land of Nephi, referring to the Land of Zarahemla) is where the Jaredites and Mulekites landed. The Mulekites were of the Tribe of Judah and thus it was the Tribe of Judah that inherited Book of Mormon lands, not the Tribe of Joseph (see Prince Malkijah for more on that) and was bordered by “seas” (the word “lake” was never used) on all four sides, with the larger sea on its north (Ripliancum).

As stated on the main Maps page, each map, including this one, is a work in progress and will become more “tightened” as time goes by. What is certain are the following: Sea North, East, and West, Where the land was lifted up at the coming of Jesus, Where Ether and Moroni hid undetected, Sea South / Sea that Divides the Land (can be tightened), Narrow Neck (can be tightened), Omer’s route east, Ablom, Hill Cumorah, shipping, where they went for timber, shipping routes, where Hagoth built his ships and sailed north, where the Jaredite barges landed, where Mulek’s ship docked, where Christ appeared.

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Internal Map

Internal Map - Book of Mormon Geography,Western New York Model

Watershed Map

Watershed maps are invaluable for a number of reasons. Life follows water, therefore, to know where people lived, it’s useful to know how water flowed, which cannot be ascertained by looking at satellite maps. It also takes eyes on the ground; water routes change in time. The Tonawanda Creek Watershed IS ancient Lake Tonawanda, the Sea South / Sea that Divides the Land during Book of Mormon times.

The upper edge of the yellow area designates a potential northern boundary for the Sea South. The water flows south into Mud Creek which continues south and west and joins Tonawanda Creek which flows west into the Niagara River. Where Cayuga Creek, Upper Niagara River, and Tonawanda Creek Watersheds meet is where the Narrow Neck of Land was which had a unique land feature, similar to Blackrock Pier that allowed water to flow through it, i.e., a natural land bridge.

Watershed Map


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