Place:Adams, Iowa, United States

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NameAdams
Alt namesAdamssource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates41.033°N 94.7°W
Located inIowa, United States     (1851 - )
See alsoPottawattamie, Iowa, United StatesParent county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)


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Adams County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of the 2010 census, the population was 4,029, making it the least-populated county in Iowa. Its county seat is Corning.

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History

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Adams County was established by the state legislature in 1851 and named in honor of the second President of the United States, John Adams, or his son, the sixth President, John Quincy Adams (sources differ). The county was finally organized and separated from Pottawattamie County on March 12, 1853. Its original size was later reduced by the creation of Montgomery and Union counties.

The first county seat was Quincy. In 1872, it was moved to Corning.[1]

Timeline

Date Event Source
1851 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1853 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1855 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1857 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1860 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1860 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1868 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1880 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1860 1,533
1870 4,614
1880 11,888
1890 12,292
1900 13,601
1910 10,998
1920 10,521
1930 10,437
1940 10,156
1950 8,753
1960 7,468
1970 6,322
1980 5,731
1990 4,866

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Adams County, Iowa, United States

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Resources

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source: Family History Library Catalog



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