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(Rock County)

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Welcome to Lima ...

The Town of Lima is located in Rock County<1>.

The location of Lima has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, the Town of Lima has a population of 1,356 people<3> (see below for details).

Lima is 880 feet [268 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Lima lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Lima had an population of 1,356 people. This is an increase of 5.94% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 3.35% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, the Town of Lima had a population of 1,280 people. This makes Lima the county's 17th most populous community.

The population of Lima represents 0.02% of the population of Wisconsin (which has 5,686,986 people), making it the state's 690th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,280 people, the population of Lima decreased 2.44% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,312 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Lima.

Communities Also Named Lima ...

While we believe that this Lima is located in Rock County, we know of another 3 Wisconsin communities named Lima. Those communities are located in the following counties: Grant, Pepin and Sheboygan County.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Lima.

Communities near Lima ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Lima.

  • Janesville [Rock County]
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    • Janesville [Rock County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Lima
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 64,664 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Janesville
  • Whitewater [Walworth County]
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    • Whitewater [Walworth County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Lima
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,993 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitewater
  • Fort Atkinson [Jefferson County]
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    • Fort Atkinson [Jefferson County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the north of Lima
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,372 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fort Atkinson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Atkinson
  • Elkhorn [Walworth County]
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    • Elkhorn [Walworth County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southeast of Lima
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,020 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elkhorn
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Delavan [Walworth County]
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      • Delavan [Walworth County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Lima
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,240 people
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    • Jefferson [Jefferson County]
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      • Jefferson [Jefferson County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the north of Lima
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,037 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jefferson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jefferson
    • Lake Mills [Jefferson County]
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      • Lake Mills [Jefferson County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the north of Lima
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,014 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Mills
    • Milton [Rock County]
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      • Milton [Rock County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the west of Lima
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,643 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milton
    • Edgerton [Rock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edgerton
      • Edgerton [Rock County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the west of Lima
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,595 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edgerton
    • Delavan [Walworth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Delavan
      • Delavan [Walworth County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southeast of Lima
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,356 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Delavan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Delavan

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Lima. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Lima.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Lima. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Lima.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Lima. See our Newspapers Page for Lima.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Lima ...

Looking for more information about Lima? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Lima, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Lima.

Adding Lima to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Lima in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Lima was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Lima on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Rock County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Lima. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Rock County: www.co.rock.wi.us/

The official website for State of Wisconsin: https://www.wisconsin.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Wisconsin's counties, including Rock, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Lima.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Lima - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Lima) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Lima. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from LimaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lima. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.7936, Longitude: -88.8423       In this case, the coordinates for Lima have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






















 

 

 

 

 


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