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. …