And I, Mormon, wrote an epistle unto the king of the Lamanites, and desired of him that he would grant untous that we might gather together our people unto the land of Cumorah by a hill which was called Cumorah, and there we could give them battle.
The locations of the land and the hill are not known, but itis suggested that they are in Mesoamerica.How, then, did the hill in New York get the name Cumorahattached to it? Joseph Smith did not so name it.Mormon 6:4
And it came to pass that we did march forth to the land of Cumorah, and we did pitch our tents around about thehill Cumorah; and it was in a land of many waters,rivers, and fountains; and here we had hope to gainadvantage over the Lamanites.
This is not a geographical description of the Palmyra area,where the modern Hill Cumorah is located.Brigham Young wrote, When Joseph first received theknowledge of the plates that were in the hill Cumorah …