Town/City
Lima
County
Adams County
State/Province
Illinois
Country
United States of America

Lima, Illinois

Summary

Area settled, 1828. Platted 1833. Post office established, 1836. Many Saints settled in area, 1839, after expulsion from Missouri. Considered important settlement by Church of Jesus Christ of Latter–day Saints leaders. Lima stake organized, 22 Oct. 1840. Stake reduced to branch, May 1841. Church conference held in town, 23 Oct. 1841, and attended by 424 Latter-day Saints. JS attended conference in town, 13 May 1843. Saints directed by church leaders to abandon area, 12 Sept. 1845, due to mob violence.

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