Adams County, Illinois, USA

 

Named for John Quincy Adams

John Quincy Adams [1767-1848] was the 6th President of the USA [from 1825-1829].

Established Seven Years after Illinois became a State

Formed from Pike County, Illinois on 13 Jan 1825.

Part of the Military Tract

Land granted to veterans of the War of 1812. [More about the Military Tract] The newspaper the Bounty Land Register, first published in 1835, to advertise lands granted to veterans, is one of the ancestors of today's Quincy Herald-Whig newspaper.


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