Adams County Personal Injury Attorneys
Located in the westernmost mid-region of Illinois, Adams County and its major city Quincy maintain a population of approximately 67,000 residents. In 1825, the state formed Adams County from a portion of Pike, Madison and St. Clair counties and named the newly formed county after John Quincy Adams, the sixth president of the United States. Initially, a portion of Hancock County was attached to Adams County temporarily until it formalized its own county government. The County contains more than 855 square miles of landmass and 16 square miles of water.
The Adams County law attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC provide legal representation to the residents of Adams, Illinois, who suffered a severe injury caused by others. Was your loved one harmed or injured from an accident or on the job incident? Contact our legal team today at (888) 424-5757 to discuss compensation for damages.Additional County Information
There were six boundary changes between January 1825 and December 1848. Adjacent counties to Adams County include Hancock, Brown, Schuyler, Pike, Marion, and Lewis counties. Climate temperatures range from 34°F on average in the wintertime to 88°F in the summertime.Living and Working in Adams County
The County and its major city Quincy maintain a diverse economic base. The area is home to more than 100 manufacturers and retailers in commercial services. The local natural gas providers, Ameren Illinois and NICOR provide utilities to more than 2.5 million customers. The primary source of water for the area is pulled from the Mississippi River that borders the west boundaries of Adams County.
There are two US post offices and a facility handling bulk mail within Quincy’s city limits. FedEx also operates to terminals in the county. AT&T and Adams Telephone Cooperative provide telecommunications services and offer cellular options, Internet, networking, and phone service.
The largest employers in Adams County and Quincy, Illinois include:
- Blessing Hospital
- Knapheide Manufacturing
- Quincy Medical Group
- Quincy Public Schools
- Broadcast Electronics
- Archer Daniels Midland (ADM)
- Adams County
- Gardner Denver
- Manchester Tank
- JM Huber Corporation
- Harris Broadcast Division
- AMCON Distributing
- Prince Agri Products
- Fitzpatrick Brothers
- City of Quincy
- Illinois Veterans Home
- Hollister Whitney
- John Wood Community College
- Titan International, Inc.
- Quincy Media
Additionally, there are many hotels, government agencies, and retail establishments in the County. According to the US Census, the combined medium income for households in Adams County is nearly $44,000, with males averaging a median income of $38,800 and $29,300 for females.County Transportation
Federal Interstate 172 runs north and south through Adams County. The Freeway intersects with State Route 104 that takes residents and visitors over the Mississippi River into Missouri on the Quincy Bayview Bridge. The Quincy Regional Airport is also located off State Route 104 East of Quincy.County Courthouse
The Adams County Circuit Court can be found in the Adams county courthouse building at:
521 Vermont St. #G20
Quincy, IL 62301
The building was erected in 1950 after a tornado destroyed the older building. There had been a substantial renovation project that was completed in 1997. Currently, this structure serves as the courthouse’s fourth building for Adams County. A fire on December 9, 1835, destroyed many of the county records.Educational Opportunities
Adams County is the home to:
- Quincy University
- John Wood Community College
- Blessing-Rieman College of Nursing
Private K-12 schools in the area include St. Peter’s Catholic School, St. James Lutheran School, St. Francis Solanus Catholic School, Saint Dominic Catholic School, Quincy Notre Dame High School, Quincy Christian School, Chaddock School, and Blessed Sacrament Catholic School.
Residents and visitors have access to public libraries including Camp Point, Clayton, Four Star and Quincy. Local societies include the Great River Genealogical Society and the Historical Society of Quincy and Adams County.Adams County Area Medical Centers and Nursing Homes
Hospitals in Adams County include three facilities that are all located in Quincy, Illinois. These hospitals include Blessing Hospital at Eleventh Street, Blessing Hospital at Fourteenth St., and St. Mary Hospital. Local area nursing facilities include:
- Blessing Hospital Skill Nursing Unit
- Golden Good Shepherd Home
- Good Samaritan Home
- North Adams Home
- St. Vincent’s Home
- Sunset Home
- Symphony of Hanover Park
- Timber Point Health Care Center
The local health department is located one block away from the Adams County Circuit Courthouse at 330 Vermont St., Quincy, IL 62301 (217-222-8440), with hours of service between 8:00 AM at 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday.Historical Sites
The Adams County area has a direct connection with Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States. In 1858, Abraham Lincoln and Steven Douglas brought their campaign to Quincy, Illinois, and Adams County. Members of the historical society believe that the debate emphasized the importance of defining morality involving slavery that eventually catapulted Abraham Lincoln to the nation’s attention.
Quincy, in Adams County, is home to a fourteen-room mansion belonging to the twelfth governor of Illinois, John Wood. The estate constructed in 1835 was relocated to its existing location at 425 S. 12th St. in Quincy.Fun Things to Do
Numerous fun attractions are happening in Adams County throughout the year, including access to Siloam Spring State Park, Quincy Museum, OR’s Museum, Quincy Art Center, Clat Adams Bicentennial Park, and Wavering Park.
Typically, the county holds the Adams County Fair during the first week of August annually with grounds attractions, grandstand events, and free activities. The fair typically has a Pie Baking Contest, the Funnel Cake 5K race, and 4H shows and competitions. Usually, the first Thursday of the fair is Senior Day, where guests 55 and older receive a free lunch.Speak With an Adams County Law Personal Injury Attorney
Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC remain deeply committed to securing financial recovery for our clients and protect their legal rights to seek justice. Our law firm handles cases on a contingency fee basis. Contact us today for a free case review.
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