Adams County Illinois

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Adams County is the westernmost county of the U.S. state of Illinois.
It was created in 1825, out of Pike County.

The county seat is Quincy

In 1825 the state of Illinois sent commissioners to the newly created county of Adams to locate a county seat.
The commissioners drove a stake into the public square (John’s Square) and named the settlement Quincy in honor of the newly-elected U.S. President, John Quincy Adams.
John's Square became known as Washington Park in 1857 and was the site of Quincy's Lincoln-Douglas debate the following year.

 Camp Point * Clayton * Coatsburg * Columbus * Golden * La Prairie * Liberty *
Lima * Loraine * Mendon * Payson * Plainville * Ursa 

Unincorporated Communities
Beverly * Bigneck * Burton * Fall Creek * Fowler * Hickory Grove * Kellerville * Kingston *
Marblehead * Marcelline * Meyer * North Quincy * Paloma * Richfield






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July 2018:  Quincy High School Class of 1937.  obit for HUEY.  1850 mortality schedule for Liberty and Concord
April 2018:  Site is now completely mobile friendly.
biography for WHITTALL.  More precincts of the 1850 Mortality Schedule.  Gossip news for HILLER, JACOBS, NASH, BENNETT, SCHNEIDER


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