Hiram Township
Portage County
United States of America

Hiram Township, Ohio


Area settled by immigrants from Pennsylvania and New England, ca. 1802. Located in northeastern Ohio about twenty-five miles southeast of Kirtland. Population in 1830 about 500. Population in 1840 about 1,100. JS lived in township at home of John and Alice (Elsa) Johnson, beginning 1831. With Sidney Rigdon and John Whitmer as scribes, JS worked on revision of Bible. JS also received numerous revelations in township. Several conferences of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints held in township. Plans approved during Nov. 1831 conference to print some revelations as Book of Commandments. JS dictated revelation in township, Dec. 1831, appointing himself and Rigdon to preach in area to counter antagonistic sentiment against the church. JS and Rigdon were tarred and feathered by mob in township, night of 24–25 Mar. 1832.