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Welcome to Adams ...

Adams is located in Adams County<1>.

The pronunciation of Adams: AD-uhmz<2>

Adams is 770 feet [235 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Adams lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Adams: (217)

Communities Also Named Adams ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Illinois communities named Adams: This one is located in Adams County and the other is located in Livingston County.

Beyond Illinois, there are 51 communities that are also named Adams - they are located in Alabama (2), California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia (5), Indiana (3), Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri (3), Nebraska (2), New Jersey, New York, North Carolina (2), North Dakota, Oklahoma, Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania (4), South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas (3), Vermont, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin (2).

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Adams.

Communities near Adams ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Adams.

  • Quincy [Adams County]
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    • Quincy [Adams County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the northwest of Adams
    • Estimated population in 2018: 40,042 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Quincy<5>
  • Hannibal [Marion County]
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    • Hannibal [Marion County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the southwest of Adams
    • Estimated population in 2018: 17,533 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hannibal<5>
  • Palmyra [Marion County]
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    • Palmyra [Marion County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the west of Adams
    • Estimated population in 2018: 3,607 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Palmyra<5>
  • Barry [Pike County]
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    • Barry [Pike County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the southeast of Adams
    • Estimated population in 2018: 1,252 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Barry<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Camp Point [Adams County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Camp Point have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camp Point
      • Camp Point [Adams County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the northeast of Adams
      • Estimated population in 2018: 1,100 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camp Point
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Camp Point<5>
    • Payson [Adams County]
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      • Payson [Adams County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the southwest of Adams
      • Estimated population in 2018: 995 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Payson<5>
    • Mendon [Adams County]
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      • Mendon [Adams County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the north of Adams
      • Estimated population in 2018: 956 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mendon<5>
    • Clayton [Adams County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clayton have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clayton
      • Clayton [Adams County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the northeast of Adams
      • Estimated population in 2018: 675 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clayton<5>
    • Golden [Adams County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Golden have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Golden
      • Golden [Adams County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the northeast of Adams
      • Estimated population in 2018: 621 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Golden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Golden<5>
    • Ursa [Adams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ursa
      • Ursa [Adams County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the northwest of Adams
      • Estimated population in 2018: 608 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ursa
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ursa<5>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Adams. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Adams.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Adams. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Adams.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Adams. See our Newspapers Page for Adams.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Adams ...

Looking for more information about Adams? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Adams, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Adams.

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About Adams County

About Illinois

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Adams. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Adams County: www.co.adams.il.us/

The official website for State of Illinois: https://illinois.gov

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Illinois' counties, including Adams, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Adams. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Adams - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Adams) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Adams. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Adams

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Adams. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.8661, Longitude: -91.1986    
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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