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Welcome to Adams ...
So far, we 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.
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 we don't have a date for the founding of Adams, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was in a book dated 1895.
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
If Adams still existed, it would have been in the (815) & (779)<6> area codes.
Communities Also Named Adams ...
Using our Gazetteer, we 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.
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.
Adding Adams to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Adams in the GNIS. For more information, see the Referenced GNIS Codes section on our Miscellaneous Page.
From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Adams was in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
For more details, see References and Mentions for Adams.
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Livingston County: www.livingstoncounty-il.org/
The official website for State of Illinois: https://illinois.gov
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This page was last modified/updated: 25 Sep 2023