Adams County, Illinois

County: Adams

State: Illinois

Lat/Long: 39.9667, -91.1833

The Illinois General Assembly established Adams County in 1825, and Quincy became the county seat. In 1835 and 1841, there was a concerted effort to move the seat of government from Quincy to Columbus, but ultimately it was unsuccessful.

“An Act Forming New Counties out of the Counties of Pike and Fulton, and the Attached Parts Thereof,” 13 January 1825, Laws of Illinois (1825), 92-96; The History of Adams County, Illinois (Chicago: Murray, Williamson & Phelps, 1879), 285-88; Federal Writers’ Project of the Work Projects Administration for the State of Illinois, Illinois: A Descriptive and Historical Guide (Chicago: A. C. McClurg, 1939), 580-81; An Act to Remove the Seat of Justice of Adams County; An Act to Authorize the Removal of the Seat of Justice of Adams County.