Paris, Illinois 

 

Summary

Seat of justice located in rich agricultural area ten miles west of Illinois-Indiana border.1 Area settled, 1821.2 Land for village donated, 1823.3 Functioned as county seat, by 1833.4 Incorporated 1849.5 Population in 1837 about 280.6 Population in 1840 about 350.7 Preaching stop and place of lodging for elders en route from Kirtland, Ohio, to Independence, Missouri, 1831.8