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 TractLand 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.