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    American television host and comedian, known as host of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson for 30 years. Carson received six Emmy Awards including the Governor Award and a 1975 Peabody Award; he w...
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Please add profiles for those who were born, lived or died in Adams County, Iowa.

Official Website

Adams County was established by the state legislature in 1851 and named in honor of the second President of the United States, John Adams, or his son, the sixth President, John Quincy Adams (sources differ). The county was finally organized and separated from Pottawattamie County on March 12, 1853. Its original size was later reduced by the creation of Montgomery and Union counties.

The first county seat was Quincy. In 1872, it was moved to Corning.

Adjacent Counties

Cities, Towns and Communities

+Denotes County Seat ~Denotes being in more than one county

  • Carbon
  • Carl
  • Colony
  • +Corning
  • Douglas
  • Grant
  • Jasper
  • ~Lenox
  • Lincoln
  • Mercer
  • Nodaway
  • Prescott
  • Quincy
  • Union
  • Washington



The Corning Opera House

The Noah Odell House

Snider Bridge