Introduction to Quincy, Florida
Located in Gadsden county, Quincy, Florida, is 21 miles NW of Tallahassee, Florida (center to center) and 176 miles W of Jacksonville, Florida. The city is located in the Tallahassee metropolitan area. Quincy has a population of 6,982 residents.
The area known as Quincy holds a seat on Gadsden county, established in the year 1823. The county was named in honor of James Gadsden of South Carolina, who served as Florida's aide-de-camp in the year 1818. The city of Quincy was named in honor of John Quincy Adams. The community used to be a busy tobacco center; however, by the 1960s the industry declined. The patrons of one of the cities' local banks became extremely successful when they bought stock in the Coca-Cola Company, which at the time was a small company.
Quincy and nearby Attractions
- Alfred B Maclay State Gardens
- Tallahassee Museum of History and Natural Science
- Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park
- Museum of Florida History
- Three Rivers State Park
- Knott House Museum
Things To Do In Quincy
The Tallahassee Museum of History and Natural Science, Gulf Specimen Aquarium and Marine Laboratory, and Dezell House are located in Quincy. Golf courses include the Havana Golf & Country Club, Jake Gaither Golf Course, and Golf Club of Quincy. The Gadsden County Public Library is also in the area. The parks in the area include Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park, Lake Talquin State Park, and Alfred B Maclay State Gardens.
The nearest airport is the Tallahassee Regional Airport.
Quincy Higher Education
Higher education is available at Albany State University, Valdosta State University, and Florida State University.