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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

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My name is Debbie Gibson. I am your Adams County Illinois Host. I was born in Pike county, Mo., raised in Winfield, Lincoln county, Mo., and moved to Adams county when I was 15. I lived in Payson until I was about 18 and moved to Quincy. Have been here ever since. I love the history of this town. I hope to do a great job as your host. Email Me

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February 2016

Greenmount Cemetery:
More names added to pages N - P

July 2016

J. Addison Babcock Obituary
Paul Babcock Obituary
Iola Bader Obituary
George Diehl Obituary
Mildred Graff Obituary
Carrie Inman Obituary
Zelma Jackson Obituary
George Kistner Obituaries
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Cyrus D. Sparks Obituary
Lawrence A. Sparks Obituary
Marie Wittkopf Obituary

August 2016

Irma Holford Obituary
Pearl Wells Obituary
Judge Henry L Warren Biography

September 2016

Elizabeth Babcock Obituary
Larry Kistner Obituary
Terry Sparks Obituary

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