History 1865 Gazetteer

Adams County is situated in the third tier of counties from the Missouri River, and the second north of the State line. It is bounded on the north by Cass and Adair, on the east by Union, on the south by Taylor, and on the west by Montgomery.

Its prairies are high and rolling, and watered by the Nodaway, One Hundred and Two and Little Platte Rivers, and their tributaries, which are skirted with good timber. The soil is rich and fertile, and like the adjoining counties is especially adapted to stock raising. Coal is found in large quantities on the Middle Nodaway, and will supply the future wants of the surrounding country.

The county was settled in 1851, by Messrs. Walter Bowman and Toar from Nodaway Co., Mo., and the first election was held in April, 1853, when the county was organized. The proposed line of the Burlington and Missouri River Railroad passes through the county.

QUINCY, the county seat, is situated in the central western portion of the county, two miles east of the Middle Nodaway River, on high prairie, with a heavy body of timber on the west. It contains four general stores, one grocery, one drug store, one agricultural implement dealer and two flour mills. Population about 275.

SIMPSON is situated on the bank of the East Nodaway, six miles south of Quincy. Contains a Methodist Church, a Lodge of I.O.G.T., and one general store. The township consists of prairie interspersed with fine groves of oak, hickory, walnut and maple. Population of village 100.

CARL is in the northeastern part of the county, tem miles from Quincy. It has one Methodist Church. Population of the township 120.

NEVINSVILLE is a post office in the north-eastern corner of the county, 18 miles from Quincy. Thre are in addition the post offices of Mt. Etna, Mt. Washington and Queen City.

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