History of all 16 Counties: #6 Greene County

GREENE COUNTY POPULATION: 13,886, INTERESTING FACTS: Named for Revolutionary figure, Nathaniel Greene. Home of prehistoric archaeological Koster Site, one of the oldest known cemetery sites in North America and the Center for American Archaeology's most important discovery. MAJOR CITIES: White Hall: - Population 2,520 The town got its name from a long, white tavern owned …

History of all 16 Counties: #1 Adams County

ADAMS COUNTY POPULATION: 67,103 INTERESTING FACTS: Westernmost county in state. Most populated county in Forgottonia. Named for 6th president John Quincy Adams. Includes part of the Great River National Wildlife Refuge. MAJOR CITIES: Quincy - population 40,366. Also named for 6th president John Quincy Adams. Was once the 2nd largest city in IL in 1870. …