Adams County is named for John Adams, who was the second President of the United States of America, or for John Quincy Adams, who was the sixth President of the United States of America.
Created: January 15, 1851
Quincy 1853 – 1872
Corning 1872 – present
County Courthouse – Corning
Location: 901 Davis Avenue / 9th Street
Architect: Thomas W Williamson and Victor Loebsack and Associates
Contractor: M W Watson
Description: The building faces south and is a three story concrete and glass structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of the city. There is a small portico at the south entrance with a large window above. Vertical concrete dividers separate the windows. The roof line is flat.
Note: The first courthouse was built in Quincy in 1854. The second courthouse was built in Corning in 1873 and burned on February 1, 1888. The third courthouse was built at a cost of $28,183 in 1888. The cost of construction of the present courthouse was $218,635.
E – Union County
S – Taylor County
Photos taken 2008