Introduction to Quincy, Illinois
The Sauk, Kickapoo, and Fox Native American tribes were original inhabitants of the city now known as Quincy. The area was first settled by the whites in 1819. John Wood was the founder of Quincy. At that time, the area was known as Bluffs. In 1825, the area was renamed Quincy in honor of the sixth United States' President, John Quincy Adams. It became the Adams County seat in the same year.
Quincy and nearby Attractions
- Quincy Museum
- All Wars Museum
- Mark Twain National Wildlife Refuge Complex
- Villa Katherine Castle
- Gardner Museum of Architecture and Design
- Siloam Springs State Park
Things To Do In Quincy
There are a number of sites in Qunicy that are of architectural and historical importance including the Quincy Museum, Gardner Museum of Architecture and Design, Villa Katherine Castle, Quincy Art Center, and the John Wood Mansion. Quincy also organizes The Pepsi Little People's Golf Championships every year. In addition, the city organizes several other festivals and events such as the Mid-Summer Arts Faire, Dogwood Festival, Christmas Candelight Tour, and Movies on the Muddy.
Air transportation is available from Quincy Regional - Baldwin Field Airport.
Quincy Higher Education
John Wood Community College, Gem City College, Blessing Rieman College of Nursing, Quincy University, and Vatterott College are the local colleges and universities.