Lima, Illinois 

 

Summary

Area settled, 1828.1 Platted 1833.2 Post office established, 1836.3 Many Saints settled in area, 1839, after expulsion from Missouri.4 Considered important settlement by LDS church leaders.5 Lima stake organized, 22 Oct. 1840.6 Church conference held in town, 23 Oct. 1841, and attended by 424 Latter-day Saints.7 JS attended conference in town, 13 May 1843.8 Saints directed by church leaders to abandon area, 12 Sept. 1845, due to mob violence.9