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Quincy is located in western Illinois in Adams County
(of which it is the county seat) about 90 miles west of Springfield
on the bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River
. In fact, the original name of the town was "Bluffs".
The city and county were formed in 1825 and named for John Quincy Adams, the U.S. President at the time.
Early on in its development as a community, Quincy welcomed a large contingent of Germans--skilled artisans and highly respected as upstanding citizens.
Stephen A. Douglas was elected to Congress from this District and, in 1858, the town hosted the 6th of 8 Abraham Lincoln-Douglas debates which was attended by about 15,000 area residents.
The Quincy of today has twice been selected as an "All American City". The population estimate for July 1, 1998 was 39,918, an increase of 236 since 1990.
The headquarters of the Mark Twain NWR is located here. In addition, Quincy University, Gem City College and John Wood Community College serve the public's need for continuing education.
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11/18 Coming to The area
Peoria Heights Art Fair Peoria Heights IL May11 A great weekend is planned; the show coincides with the Race for the Cure and the Illinois Art League members show at the Village Hall. A hospitality tent will be open throughout the Art Fair with coffee and donuts in the morning and water and fruit during the day .
Belleville Art on the Square Belleville IL May17-19
Springfield Old Capitol Art Fair Springfield IL May18-19 Whether you are a serious art collector or are just developing an appreciation, there is original art here for you, in the form of jewelry, sculpture, photography, glassware, pottery, wood, metalwork, oils, watercolors, and other media.
Summer Camp Music Festival Chillicothe IL May24-26 The first Summer Camp Music Festival was held in 2001 at Three Sisters Park in Chillicothe, IL. About 1,000 attended the festival that year, and enjoyed over 20 bands on 2 stages over the course of 2 days. Since then, Summer Camp Music Festival has grown to more than 15,000 attendees, hosting more than 100 bands on 7 stages over 3 days.
International Horseradish Festival Collinsville IL May31-June2 Admission is always free, parking is always free and musical entertainment is always free at the Horseradish Festival.
Art on Main Fine Arts Festival Canton IL June1-2 This inaugural fine arts festival will feature original art from the best of our Midwest artists. Come to view and to purchase excellent art pieces in a variety of categories: Painting / Drawing, Jewelry, Clay / Ceramic, Photography, Glass, Sculpture, Woven Textiles, and Wood.