Quincy is located in the eastern part of the state of Virginia and a city in Norfolk County, that is situated on Boston Harbor that is on the southeastern side of Boston. The area where Quincy stands presently was settled in 1625 and was called Mount Wollaston by its first settler Captain Wollaston, however, was then taken under the leadership of Thomas Morton and the name was changed to Merry Mount. The area was set off from Braintree and was then incorporated as a township, and was then named after Colonel John Quincy who is a prominent local resident. The city was a notable home of the famous and celebrated Adams family, and was the birthplace of two notable United States presidents, John Adams and John Quincy Adams, his son, along with a number of historical buildings. The city was popular because of its granite quarries, which has supplied the stones for the King’s Chapel and of the Bunker Hill Monument in Boston.
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