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Adams County is the westernmost county of the state of Illinois. Based on the 2010 census, the
population was 67,103. Adams County was
created on January 13, 1825. The county
is Quincy. This county is named for John Quincy
Adams (1767-1848), sixth President of the United States
Adams County is part of the Quincy, IL-MO Micropolitan Statistical Area.
The county is named in honor of President John Quincy Adams, Secretary of State under President James Monroe, US Representative and leading defender of free speech.
County QuickFacts: CensusBureau Quick Facts
The County of Adams was formed out of the counties of Pike and Fulton and the attached parts, by an act of the Legislature, approved Jan. 18, 1825, Act: Be it enacted, that all that tract of country within the following boundaries, to-wit: beginning-at the place where the township line between townships three south and four south touches the Mississippi river, thence east on said line to the range line between ranges four and five west, thence north on said range line to the northeast corner of township two north, range five west, thence west on said township line to the Mississippi river, and thence down said river to the place of beginning, shall constitute a county, to be called the county of Adams.
History of Adams County - Information is provided on various topics, including a 62 page book published in 1905
As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 871 square miles (2,257 km2), of which 857 square miles (2,219 km2) is land and 15 square miles (38 km2) (1.68%) is water.
Adams county is located in west Illinois. Part of the Great River
National Wildlife Refuge is located in this county.
Bordering counties are as follows:
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