Established in 1825 in honor of our sixth President, John Quincy Adams, the county lies on the banks of the Mississippi River
in western Illinois. It is bounded on the north by Hancock County
and by Pike County
on the south.
The county seat is Quincy and the county population on July 1, 1999, was 66,951, an increase of 861 over the 1990 census. Quincy is known to be the seventh site (of eight) of the Abraham Lincoln-Stephen A. Douglas debates of 1858.
At one time (1870), Quincy (known as the "Gem City") surpassed Peoria as the 2nd largest city in Illinois--due in large part to the massive railroad bridge across the Mississippi connecting Illinois to Kansas City.
For information on county government, contact the National Association of Counties Web site.
Additional information is available at these pages:
Other Illinois Counties nearby:
(Quincy) Adams County
(Mt. Sterling) Brown County
(Carthage) Hancock County
(Pittsfield) Pike County
(Rushville) Schuyler County
(Winchester) Scott County
12/16 Coming to The Quincy 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.