Internal Book of Mormon Geography Map
Prophecy Fulfilled Book of Mormon Geography Map - The Holland Land Purchase
External Book of Mormon Geography Map
Watershed Book of Mormon Geography Map - True Lay of the Land
Interactive Google Map, Book of Mormon Geography Model: Western New York
New York Hopewell / Nephites, a sub-group of the larger Ohio Hopewell / Lamanites who originated south and west of Book of Mormon lands.
Iroquois Nation Map
(Source: Ronald Wright, Stolen Continents: 500 Years of Conquest and Resistance in the Americas, 2005.)
Seasonal Snowfall Map
Lack of Snow North of Buffalo, NY
"In contrast to the tremendous snowfall amounts to the east of the lakes is the lack of snow in parts of Niagara and Orleans counties which are located to the north of Buffalo. This area does not normally get much snow off Lake Erie or Lake Ontario, mainly because it is not downwind of the longer fetch across each body of water." (Average Seasonal Snowfall Over the Eastern Great Lakes Region)
"Buffalo logged more days of 50% sunshine than Orlando, FL." (Mike Vogel, "Buffalo is Sunshine Capital of Northeast," Buffalo News, May 18, 1989, A-1.)
Another reason the Land Northward was coveted was due to milder temperatures as shown in the above map.