Plymouth, Illinois 

 

Summary

Village located about thirty-five miles southeast of Nauvoo.1 Settled 1831.2 Surveyed 1836.3 Post office established, 1837.4 Population in 1846 about 60.5 JS’s brother William Smith moved to farm in area, 1839.6 JS visited William, June 1839.7 JS’s sister Katharine Smith Salisbury lived with husband in Plymouth, by 1842.8 Samuel Smith went to Plymouth to manage tavern owned by William, 1842.9 JS stayed in tavern, 27 Dec. 1842, while en route to Springfield to stand trial.10 On return journey, JS visited Katharine and Samuel in area, 9 Jan. 1843.11