Quincy is located in the western part of the state of Illinois and a city and seat of Adams County. It sits on the northwestern part of St. Louis along the Mississippi River which bridged to Missouri. The early inhabitants of the area were the Native American tribes which include the Sauk, Fox, and Kickapoo Indians. The explorers Jacques Marquette and Louis Jolliet stopped in the area that would become the modern-day Quincy, during their exploration along the Mississippi River. In 1822, the area was settled by an explorer from New York named John Wood in 1822, who then became the 12th governor of the state of Illinois. The area was first called Bluffs, and it then became a county seat in 1825. It was also the day President John Quincy was inaugurated as the new president of the United States.
Back to Home