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Adams County Illinois was established:
January 13, 1825 (Laws, 1825, p. 93)
Origin of the name of the county:
Named after John Quincy Adams, sixth President of the United States, and not for John Adams, second President,
as is sometimes stated.
Please check to see what time period your ancestors were in Adams County, as the present area, or parts of it,
were formerly included in the Counties below:
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