teach that the Garden
was located in the state of Missouri.
Here is what we read in the Encyclopedia
of Mormonism: ‘Latter-day revelation specifies that as a mortal, Adam
lived at ADAM-ONDI-AHMAN in what is now Daviess County, Missouri (D &
C 107:53-56; 116:1; 117:8). Several early LDS leaders, among them Brigham
Young and Heber C. Kimball, stated that the Prophet Joseph Smith taught them
that the Garden of Eden was located in what is now Jackson County, Missouri’
(vol. 2, page 534).
to the Holy Scripture, the Garden of Eden was located in the East (in what is
called now Iraq).
Here is what the Scripture says: “And the LORD God formed man of the dust of
the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became
a living soul. And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man
whom he had formed. And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every
tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also
in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil. And a
river went out of Eden
to water the garden; and from thence it was parted, and became into four
heads. The name of the first is Pison: that is it which compasseth the whole land of Havilah, where
there is gold; And the gold of that land is good: there is bdellium and the
onyx stone. And the name of the second river is Gihon: the same is it that
compasseth the whole land
And the name of the third river is Hiddekel: that is it which goeth toward
the east of Assyria.
And the fourth river is Euphrates.
And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress
it and to keep it” (Genesis 2:7-15)