Zarahemla, Iowa Territory 

 

Summary

Located about one mile west of Mississippi River; area settled, by May 1839.1 Site for town selected by JS, 2 July 1839, and later confirmed by revelation, Mar. 1841.2 Iowa stake of LDS church organized by JS, by Oct. 1839.3 Stake name changed to Zarahemla, by Aug. 1841.4 Stake had 750 members in nine branches, Aug. 1841.5 Stake discontinued, Jan. 1842, and replaced by branch.6 While avoiding arrest in Missouri extradition attempt, JS hid in town at home of his uncle, John Smith, 11 Aug. 1842.7 Town site absorbed by Montrose, after 1846.8