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Welcome to Adams ...

So far, we have found very little information about Adams. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Adams to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Adams, please Contact Us.


Adams would have been located within present day Livingston County<2>.

The location of Adams has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<3>

The pronunciation of Adams: AD-uhmz<4>

While the community is gone, the present day location for Adams is 670 feet [204 m] above sea level.<5>.

Time Zone: The area where Adams was located is in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The location where Adams once stood is in the (815) and (779)<6> area codes.

Communities Also Named Adams ...

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

  • Streator [La Salle County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Streator have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Streator
    • Streator [La Salle County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the west of Adams
    • Estimated population in 2018: 13,196 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Streator
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Streator<8>
  • Pontiac [Livingston County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pontiac have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pontiac
    • Pontiac [Livingston County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the south of Adams
    • Estimated population in 2018: 11,285 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pontiac
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pontiac<8>
  • Marseilles [La Salle County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marseilles have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marseilles
    • Marseilles [La Salle County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the north of Adams
    • Estimated population in 2018: 4,873 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marseilles
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marseilles<8>
  • Dwight [Livingston County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dwight have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dwight
    • Dwight [Livingston County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<7> to the east of Adams
    • Estimated population in 2018: 3,993 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dwight
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dwight<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Seneca [La Salle County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Seneca have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seneca
      • Seneca [La Salle County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the north of Adams
      • Estimated population in 2018: 2,261 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seneca
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Seneca<8>
    • Gardner [Grundy County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gardner have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gardner
      • Gardner [Grundy County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the northeast of Adams
      • Estimated population in 2018: 1,394 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gardner
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gardner<8>
    • Mazon [Grundy County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mazon
      • Mazon [Grundy County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the northeast of Adams
      • Estimated population in 2018: 977 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mazon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mazon<8>
    • Odell [Livingston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Odell
      • Odell [Livingston County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<7> to the southeast of Adams
      • Estimated population in 2018: 976 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Odell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Odell<8>
    • Braceville [Grundy County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Braceville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Braceville
      • Braceville [Grundy County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the northeast of Adams
      • Estimated population in 2018: 760 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Braceville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Braceville<8>
    • South Wilmington [Grundy County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Wilmington have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Wilmington
      • South Wilmington [Grundy County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the east of Adams
      • Estimated population in 2018: 648 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Wilmington

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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Illinois

About Livingston County

About Illinois

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Livingston County: www.livingstoncounty-il.org/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Adams, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>If you're interested in how the shape of Illinois' counties, including Livingston, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<3>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.
<4>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.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Adams - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>Area code (779) is an overlay for area code (815).
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Adams) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Adams. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.0995, Longitude: -88.5848       In this case, the coordinates for Adams have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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