Nauvoo, Illinois

city and historic district in Hancock County, Illinois, United States

Nauvoo is a city in Illinois in the United States. It was settled by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. A temple was built at Nauvoo by Joseph Smith. Joseph Smith was killed there. The original temple was burnt, but a new one was built in 2002. Later in the 19th century, there was a utopian (ideal) colony built by a group called the Icarians.