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Adams County , Illinois

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This project is for those that were born, lived and died in Adams County, Illinois.

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Adams County was formed in 1825 out of Pike County. Its name is in honor of the sixth President of the United States, John Quincy Adams. When it was created, Hancock County was temporarily attached to Adams until it could organize a county government. Adams County reduced to its current borders in 1829.

Adjacent Counties

Cities, Towns and Communities

+Denotes County Seat

  • Beverly
  • Big Neck
  • Burton
  • Camp Point
  • Clayton
  • Coatsburg
  • Columbus
  • Concord
  • Ellington
  • Fall Creek
  • Fowler
  • Gilmer
  • Golden
  • Hickory Grove
  • Honey Creek
  • Houston
  • Keene
  • Kellerville
  • Kingston
  • La Prairie
  • Liberty
  • Lima
  • Loraine
  • Marblehead
  • Marcelline
  • McKee
  • Melrose
  • Mendon
  • Meyer
  • North Quincy
  • Northeast
  • Paloma
  • Payson
  • Plainville
  • +Quincy
  • Richfield
  • Riverside
  • Ursa



The John Wood Mansion

Fall Creek Stone Arch Bridge

The Robert W. Gardner House

The S.J. Lesem Building

The Morgan-Wells House

The Richard F. Newcomb House

State Savings, Loan and Trust

Ursa Town Hall

Villa Kathrine

The William S. Warfield House