Pleasant Vale (now New Canton), Illinois 



Settled by 1823.1 Post office established, 26 Apr. 1827.2 Population of area later bolstered by Mormon immigration.3 Stake of LDS church organized in area, by Mar. 1841.4 Stake discontinued by letter from JS, 24 May 1841.5 Mormon population by Dec. 1841 about 200.6 Church members built house of worship in area.7