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In 1825 the state of Illinois sent commissioners to the newly created County of Adams to locate a county seat.  The commissioners drove a stake into the public square (John’s Square) and named the settlement Quincy in honor of the newly-elected U.S. President, John Quincy Adams. John's Square became known as Washington Park in 1857 and was the site of Quincy's Lincoln-Douglas debate the following year
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     Hi my name is Debbie Gibson. I am your Adams County Illinois Host. I was born in Pike county, Mo., raised in Winfield, Lincoln county, Mo., and moved to Adams county when I was 15. I lived in Payson until I was about 18 and moved to Quincy. Have been here ever since. I love the history of this town. I hope to do a great job as your host.

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Cities & Townships


County History

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Pioneer Families

Family Photos



Soldiers Home February Deaths

War of 1812 - Sgt. Asa Cleveland

1840 Pensioners

1883 Pensioners

Mayor Elections


Wills & Probates

1880 Mortality Schedules


1873 Old Settlers

St. Aloysius Orphanage

Quincy 1859 Directory

1854 - 1855 Directory

Public Sales


2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 2014

2015 Updates

January 2015

Kelly, T.

Marriage Photo:
Lanham - Mayfield

Greenmount Cemetery:
More names added to pages A- F

Soldiers Home February Deaths

1869 - Cornelius Keef dead

March 2015

Greenmount Cemetery:
More names added to pages G-H

Illinois Veterans Home:
Admittances from Mar. 1888 - June 1892


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