Lima Ohio was established in 1831 when the Ohio legislature mandated the creation of a county seat for the newly established Allen county. Lima was named after Lima Peru, the source of the quinine bark used for the treatment of swamp fever or malaria. The illness took its toll on a number of pioneers in this area during the time of the great black swamp which was located just northwest of Lima. Lima was incorporated in 1842.
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