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Encyclopedia > Quincy, Illinois
City of Quincy
City
Park on the east bank of Quincy Bay in Quincy, The Bayview Bridge and Memorial Bridge are seen in the distance.
Seal
Nickname : Gem City
Country United States
State Illinois
County Adams
Area 14.6 mi² (37.81 km²)
 - land 14.6 mi² (37.81 km²)
 - water 0.04 mi² (0.1 km²), 0.27%
Center
 - coordinates 39°55′56″N 91°23′19″W / 39.93222, -91.38861Coordinates: 39°55′56″N 91°23′19″W / 39.93222, -91.38861
 - elevation 568 ft (173.1 m) [1]
Population 40,366 (2000)
 - metro 55,502 [2]
Density 2,761.2 /mi² (1,066.1 /km²)
Mayor John A. Spring
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 62301, 62305
Area code 217
Location of Quincy within Illinois
Location of Illinois in the United States
Website : http://www.ci.quincy.il.us/

Quincy, known as the "Gem City", is a medium sized city in Adams County, Illinois, United States. The population was 40,366 at the 2000 census. The city also serves as the county seat of Adams County. It lies on the bluffs along the Mississippi River about 100 miles north of Saint Louis and is the western most city in the state. Located between Keokuk, Iowa and Hannibal, Missouri, Quincy is the largest anchor city of the Quincy-Hannibal Micropolitan Area. Quincy has a strong connection to the 19th century river city nostalgia popularized by celebrated author Mark Twain's books and fictional characters "Tom Sawyer" and "Huckleberry Finn". List of cities in Illinois, arranged in alphabetical order. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1632x1232, 1292 KB) Summary I am the copyright holder of this picture; original, higher-quality file to be submitted later. ... 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The 217 area code currently covers much of Central Illinois, including the capital city of Springfield as well as the cities of Champaign, Urbana, Decatur, Danville, Quincy, and Rantoul. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Map_of_USA_IL.svg‎ File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Illinois ... Adams County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Adams County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. ... Bluff may refer to: Look up bluff in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Keokuk Iowa bottom, with the Mississippi River, its lock, dam, power plant, rail bridge and highway bridge. ... Hannibal is a riverfront city of 17,757 (2000 census), located in Marion and Ralls County, Missouri. ... The Quincy Micropolitan Area (red) with the possible inclusion of Marion County, Missouri (pink). ...

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History

Early history

Quincy sits on the banks of the Mississippi River. The site was home to Sauk, Fox and Kickapoo Native American tribes. Quincy’s founder, John Wood, came west from Moravia, New York in 1818 and settled in the Illinois Military Tract. Wood purchased 160 acres from a veteran for $60 and the next year became the first settler in what was originally called "Bluffs," and by 1825 would be known as Quincy. Wood was later elected Lieutenant Governor of Illinois in 1856 and became Governor in 1860 upon the death of elected Governor William Henry Bissell. For the river in Canada, see Mississippi River (Ontario). ... For the abbreviation or acronym SAC, please see SAC. The Sauks or Sacs (Asakiwaki in their own language) are a group of Native Americans whose original territory may have been along the St. ... This article is about the animal. ... This article is about the Native American tribe. ... This article is about the people indigenous to the United States. ... http://www. ... John Wood (December 20, 1798 – June 11, 1880) was governor of Illinois, serving from 1860 to 1861. ... Moravia, New York refers to two places in Cayuga County, New York. ... US Atlas of 1810 In May 1812, an act of Congress was passed which set aside bounty lands as payment to volunteer soldiers for the War against the British (War of 1812). ... Former crewmembers of the battleship Missouri pose for photos shortly after the Anniversary of the End of World War II ceremony, held aboard the famous ship. ... The Lieutenant Governor of Illinois is the secondary chief executive of the State of Illinois and the various agencies and departments over which the lieutenant governor has specific jurisdiction. ... The Governor of Illinois is the chief executive of the State of Illinois and the various agencies and departments over which the officer has jurisdiction, as prescribed in the state constitution. ... William Henry Bissell (1811–March 1860) was the governor of the U.S. state of Illinois from 1857 until his death. ...


In 1825 Quincy became the Adams County seat, both named in honor of the newly-elected U.S. President, John Quincy Adams. The town square was originally named John Square (to complete the name John Quincy Adams) on April 30, 1825, but was eventually renamed Washington Square. For the pop band, see Presidents of the United States of America. ... John Quincy Adams (July 11, 1767 – February 23, 1848) was a diplomat, politician, and the sixth President of the United States (March 4, 1825 – March 4, 1829). ...


Quincy’s earliest settlers, primarily from New England in origin, were joined by a wave of German immigrants in the 1840s. The new residents brought with them much needed skills for the expanding community. This article is about the region in the United States of America. ... Immigration is the act of moving to or settling in another country or region, temporarily or permanently. ... A community is a social group of organisms sharing an environment, normally with shared interests. ...


Mormons & the Civil War

Five thousand members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the Mormons, were driven from their homes in Missouri and arrived in Quincy during the winter of 1838-1839. Though vastly outnumbered by the new arrivals, the residents of Quincy provided food and shelter for the Mormons until Joseph Smith led his followers 40 miles up river to the settlement of Nauvoo, Illinois. This kindness is still remembered by Mormons today, and has led to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir giving at least one concert in Quincy. The early history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is shared by the larger Latter Day Saint movement, which originated in upstate New York under the leadership of Joseph Smith, Jr. ... For more general information about religious denominations that follow the teachings of Joseph Smith, Jr. ... Official language(s) English Capital Jefferson City Largest city Kansas City Largest metro area St Louis[1] Area  Ranked 21st  - Total 69,709 sq mi (180,693 km²)  - Width 240 miles (385 km)  - Length 300 miles (480 km)  - % water 1. ... Joseph Smith redirects here. ... “Miles” redirects here. ... There is also a Nauvoo, Alabama, and a Nauvoo, Pennsylvania Nauvoo (נָאווּ to be beautiful, Sephardi Hebrew NÃ¥vu, Tiberian Hebrew Nâwû) is a city in Hancock County, Illinois, United States. ... The Mormon Tabernacle Choir is a large choir sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormons). ...


Quincy grew rapidly in the 1850s. In the 1850s steamboat arrivals and departures made Quincy’s riverfront a beehive of activity. In 1858, Quincy was a site for the sixth Senatorial debate by U.S. Senator Stephen A. Douglas and his challenger, Abraham Lincoln. Quincy was the largest city in which Lincoln and Douglas appeared. For other uses, see Steamboat (disambiguation). ... The Lincoln-Douglas debates of 1858 were a series of seven debates between Abraham Lincoln, a Republican, and Stephen A. Douglas, a Democrat, for an Illinois seat in the United States Senate. ... A senate is a deliberative body, often the upper house or chamber of a legislature. ... Stephen Arnold Douglas (nicknamed the Little Giant because he was short but was considered by many a giant in politics) was an American politician from the western state of Illinois, and was the Democratic Party nominee for President in 1860. ... For other uses, see Abraham Lincoln (disambiguation). ...


Lincoln and Douglas again competed during the 1860 Presidential campaign. Although there was substantial support for Douglas in the County, Quincy had a local chapter of the Wide Awakes, the para-military organization that supported Lincoln and the other Republican candidates. The Quincy Wide Awakes were involved in a violent confrontation in a monster political rally on August 25, 1860, in Payson[3]. The Wide Awakes were a paramilitary organization affiliated with the Republican Party during the 1860 election and American Civil War. ... Payson is a village located in Adams County, Illinois. ...


The matter of slavery was a major religious and social issue in Quincy’s early years. The Illinois city’s location, separated only by the Mississippi River from the slave state of Missouri, made Quincy a hotbed of political controversy. Dr. Eells House, at 415 Jersey, was considered station number one on the Underground Railroad from Quincy to Chicago. Slave redirects here. ... This article is about a 19th-century slave escape route. ... Nickname: Motto: Urbs in Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: , Country State Counties Cook, DuPage Settled 1770s Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City  234. ...


The Civil War brought increasing prosperity to Quincy. It also brought another connection to Mormons, as most Mormon migrants to Utah in the 1860s came by rail to Quincy and then boarded steam boats to cross the Mississippi river and continue their journey to Utah. By 1870, Quincy passed Peoria to become the second largest city in Illinois. A massive railroad bridge across the Mississippi River had been completed, and Quincy was linked by rail to Omaha, Kansas City and other points west. Combatants United States of America (Union) Confederate States of America (Confederacy) Commanders Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee Strength 2,200,000 1,064,000 Casualties 110,000 killed in action, 360,000 total dead, 275,200 wounded 93,000 killed in action, 258,000 total... This article is about the U.S. state. ... : See how it plays in Peoria United States Illinois Peoria 46. ... This is the top-level page of WikiProject trains Rail tracks Rail transport refers to the land transport of passengers and goods along railways or railroads. ... This article is about the edifice (including an index to articles on specific bridge types). ... “Omaha” redirects here. ... Nickname: Location in Jackson, Clay, Platte, and Cass Counties in the state of Missouri. ...


Contemporary history

Quincy during the flood of 1993. As you can see Quincy was shielded by the bluffs, however the adjacent town of West Quincy, Missouri was completely submerged.
Quincy during the flood of 1993. As you can see Quincy was shielded by the bluffs, however the adjacent town of West Quincy, Missouri was completely submerged.

The "Gem City" has been twice recognized as an All-American City, and Quincy has a vast collection of some of the most impressive architecture of any community in Illinois, including several Gothic style churches. The Villa Kathrine, a Moroccan castle situated on the river bluffs, is a unique example of Mediterranean architecture in the Midwest. The city is home to Quincy University, a Catholic Franciscan College founded in 1860, John Wood Community College, and several other smaller colleges. The city is home to several museums, an extensive park system, several manufacturing companies, high tech & telecommunications companies and a large health care system. Quincy is the home to many performing arts organizations including the Quincy Symphony Orchestra, Quincy Community Theater and the Muddy River Opera Company. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... West Quincy, Missouri is a small commercial town in northeast Missouri, it borders with the levee and has no population, only business. ... All-America City Program Logo The All-America City Award is given by the National Civic League annually to ten cities in the United States. ... This article is about building architecture. ... Interior of Cologne Cathedral Interior of San Zanipolo, Venice, photo Giovanni dallOrto. ... For other uses, see Castle (disambiguation). ... The Midwest is a common name for a region of the United States of America. ... Quincy University is a private liberal arts Catholic university in the Franciscan tradition. ... The Order of Friars Minor and other Franciscan movements are disciples of Saint Francis of Assisi. ... College (Latin collegium) is a term most often used today to denote an educational institution. ... The Louvre Museum in Paris, one of the largest and most famous museums in the world. ... This article needs additional references or sources to facilitate its verification. ... Located in Quincy, Illinois, the Muddy River Opera Company was founded by Mary Ann Scott and Mary Jane McCloskey in 1989 as a non-profit arts organization. ...


During the Mississippi River flood of 1993, riverside businesses and industries suffered extensive damage when the river crested a record 32.2 feet (9.81 m), 15 feet above flood stage. For a time, the Bayview and Memorial Bridges were the only bridges across the Mississippi River open between Alton, Illinois and Burlington, Iowa. On July 16, the bridges closed for 40 days when the river submerged the western approaches. The Great Flood of 1993 was a major flood that occurred in the American Midwest, along the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers, and their tributaries, from April to October of 1993. ... Historic Alton Home Alton is a city in Madison County, Illinois, United States, about 15 miles north of St. ... U.S. 34 over the Mississippi River in Burlington. ...


Prominent citizens

Main article: List of people from Quincy, Illinois

Quincy is home to many famous people including film actress Mary Astor, the rock band The Graduate, baseball player Rick Reuschel, The Forecast's drummer Tony Peck, Senior PGA player D.A. Weibring, mass murderer Michael Swango, former presidential candidate Morry Taylor, and Gen. Paul Tibbets, who piloted the B-29 airplane "Enola Gay" that dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima. James Earl Ray, accused of killing Dr. King, also lived in Quincy several times. John Anderson, the actor, was born in Clayton, Illinois, but was raised in Quincy. Elvin "El" Tappe, catcher for the Chicago Cubs, was born and raised in Quincy. Also, Walt Andrus, long-time International Director and founding member of the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) lived in Quincy, Illinois, where MUFON headquarters existed from 1970 until it removed to Texas in 1975. Micki Free, guitarist who played for the group Shalamar, was born and raised in Quincy. The following famous people were either born or raised in Quincy, Illinois. ... Mary Astor (May 3, 1906 – September 25, 1987) was an Academy Award-winning American actress. ... // Formed in the demise of two popular Central-Illinois bands, The Graduate is a collaboration between long time friends Tim Moore, Corey Warning, Matt Kennedy, Max Sauer, and Jared Wuestenberg. ... Rick Reuschel (pronounced RUSH-el) (born May 16, 1949 in Quincy, Illinois) was a major league baseball pitcher from the early 1970s into the late 1980s. ... The Forecast is an indie rock group from Peoria, Illinois. ... Tony Peck (born September 5th, 1983 in Louisiana, Missouri) is the drummer for Peoria, Illinois based band, The Forecast. ... // Donald Albert J. Weibring (born May 25, 1953) is an American professional golfer who has won numerous tournaments including several on the PGA Tour and Champions Tour. ... Michael Joseph Swango (born October 21, 1954 in Tacoma, Washington) is a physician and surgeon, who fatally poisoned at least thirty (and possibly many more) of his patients and colleagues. ... Maurice Morry Taylor Jr. ... Paul Warfield Tibbets, Jr. ... Colonel Paul Tibbets waving from Enola Gays cockpit before the bombing of Hiroshima. ... For other uses, see Hiroshima (disambiguation). ... The person who killed Martin Luther King Jr. ... John Anderson is a common name shared by a number of individuals: John HD Anderson (1726-1796), a Scottish scientist. ... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 10, 14, 23, 26, 42 Name Chicago Cubs (1902–present) Chicago Orphans (1898-1901) Chicago Colts (1890-1897) Chicago White Stockings (1870-1871, 1874-1889) (a. ... The Mutual UFO Network, or MUFON for short, is headquartered in Morisson, Colorado. ... Micki Free is a professional musician. ... Hewett, Watley, and Daniel Shalamar was an American musical group of the 1970s and 1980s that was originally a disco-driven vehicle created by Soul Train booking agent Dick Griffey. ...


Father Augustine Tolton became the nation's first black Catholic priest when he was ordained on April 24, 1886. He celebrated Mass for the first time in Quincy on July 18, 1886. This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... This article is about the sacrament. ... is the 114th day of the year (115th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1886 (MDCCCLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... is the 199th day of the year (200th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1886 (MDCCCLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ...


Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1840 2,319
1850 6,902 197.6%
1860 13,718 98.8%
1870 24,052 75.3%
1880 27,268 13.4%
1890 31,494 15.5%
1900 36,252 15.1%
1910 36,587 0.9%
1920 35,978 -1.7%
1930 39,241 9.1%
1940 40,469 3.1%
1950 41,450 2.4%
1960 43,793 5.7%
1970 45,288 3.4%
1980 42,554 -6.0%
1990 39,681 -6.8%
2000 40,366 1.7%
Decennial US Census

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 40,366 people, 16,546 households, and 10,109 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,066.0/km² (2,761.2/mi²). There were 18,043 housing units at an average density of 476.5/km² (1,234.2/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 93.02% White, 4.65% African American, 0.19% Native American, 0.54% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.36% from other races, and 1.22% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.94% of the population. The Sixth Census of the United States, conducted by the Bureau of the Census, determined the resident population of the United States to be 17,069,453 — an increase of 32. ... The Seventh Census of the United States, conducted by the Bureau of the Census, determined the resident population of the United States to be 23,191,876 — an increase of 35. ... The United States Census of 1860 was the eighth Census conducted in the United States. ... The Ninth United States Census was taken in 1870. ... 1880 US Census The United States Census of 1880 was the tenth United States Census. ... The Eleventh United States Census was taken June 1, 1890. ... 1900 US Census The Twelfth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 76,212,168, an increase of 21. ... The Thirteenth United States Census was taken in 1910. ... The Fourteenth United States Census was taken in 1920. ... The Fifteenth United States Census was taken in 1930. ... The Sixteenth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 132,164,569, an increase of 7. ... The Seventeenth United States Census was taken in 1950. ... The Eighteenth United States Census was taken in 1960. ... The Nineteenth United States Census was taken in 1970. ... The Twetieth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 226,542,199, an increase of 11. ... The Twenty-first United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 248,709,873, an increase of 9. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 16,546 households out of which 28.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.3% were married couples living together, 11.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.9% were non-families. 33.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 2.94. Marriage is an interpersonal relationship with governmental, social, or religious recognition, usually intimate and sexual, and often created as a contract, or through civil process. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 23.4% under the age of 18, 10.0% from 18 to 24, 25.8% from 25 to 44, 20.9% from 45 to 64, and 19.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 88.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.3 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $30,956, and the median income for a family was $40,718. Males had a median income of $30,734 versus $20,748 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,479. About 9.2% of families and 12.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.2% of those under age 18 and 8.3% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Geography

Quincy is located at 39°55′56″N, 91°23′19″W (39.932335, -91.388737).GR1 It is adjacent to the Mississippi River and Quincy Bay, a large inlet of water fed by Cedar and Homan Creeks.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 37.9 km² (14.6 mi²). 37.9 km² (14.6 mi²) of it is land and 0.1 km² (0.04 mi²) of it (0.20%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Micropolitan Area

Main article: Quincy-Hannibal Micropolitan Area

Quincy is considered a micropolis, defined as an area surrounding the city within a certain distance that contains a population between 10,000 and 49,999 people. The micropolitan area also extends into Lewis County, Missouri and possibly Marion County including the city of Hannibal. The Quincy Micropolitan Area (red) with the possible inclusion of Marion County, Missouri (pink). ... A Micropolis (mini-city) is a demographics term that gained currency in the 1990s to describe growing population centers in the United States that are far removed from a large city, even 100 miles or more. ... United States micropolitan areas, as defined by the Census Bureau and the Office of Management and Budget, are urban areas in the United States based around a core city or town with a population of 10,000 to 49,999. ... Lewis County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Marion County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Hannibal is a riverfront city of 17,757 (2000 census), located in Marion and Ralls County, Missouri. ...


A recent survey shown that within 10 miles of Quincy, the population exceeds 55,000 people. The survey was extended to 25 miles and showed that there are 112,000 people in the area. The Sansone Group conducted the survey when constructing the Prairie Crossings Shopping Complex on the east side of Quincy.


Nearby communities

The city has four suburbs within 10 miles (16 km), all unincorporated or technically annexed into Quincy itself. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Look up annex in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...

  • North Quincy, Illinois rests north of Quincy and is a fairly large village. The city was never annexed, but just grew out of the subdivisions over time. The border between Quincy and North Quincy is Koch's Lane or Locust Street, which travels from U.S. 24 to 36th street. U.S. 24 and Illinois Route 96 run through the town, while the Quincy train station is to its northeast.
  • Hickory Grove, Illinois is a small rural community east of Quincy, on the other side of Interstate 172. The town was annexed by Quincy in 2004 when development of a new shopping complex was being built across the interstate.
  • Marblehead, Illinois is located south of Quincy on the bluffs of the Mississippi River. The town is located along Illinois 57 (Gardner Expressway) and has a population of about 1,000 people.
  • West Quincy, Missouri is a commercial city with no population along U.S. Route 24. The town was deserted in the Flood of 1993. During the summer numerous tents selling fireworks are set up, the sale of fireworks being illegal in Illinois but legal in Missouri. The town is separated from Quincy by the Mississippi River.

North Quincy, Illinois is an unincorporated community located north of Quincy, Illinois and is considered one of Quincys largest suburbs. ... See also Illinois Route 96 is a north-south state road in far western Illinois. ... Hickory Grove, Illinois is a small community of about 2,300 people that reside on the outskirts of the city of Quincy, Illinois, it would be considered Quincys 2nd largest suburb, 2nd to North Quincy. ... Marblehead, Illinois is a town located in rural Adams County, Illinois just south of Quincy. ... See also Interstate 57 Illinois Route 57 is a north-south[2] state highway in western Illinois. ... West Quincy, Missouri is a small commercial town in northeast Missouri, it borders with the levee and has no population, only business. ... U.S. Route 24, a dual north-south/east-west route, is one of the original United States highways of 1926. ... The Great Flood of 1993 was a huge flood that occurred in the American Midwest in 1993. ... For the river in Canada, see Mississippi River (Ontario). ...

Other feeder cities

Keokuk Iowa bottom, with the Mississippi River, its lock, dam, power plant, rail bridge and highway bridge. ... The Dubuque-Wisconsin Bridge, Dubuque, Iowa. ... A typical expressway in Santa Clara County, California. ... Hannibal is a riverfront city of 17,757 (2000 census), located in Marion and Ralls County, Missouri. ... Interstate 172 is a spur route off of Interstate 72 that runs from Hannibal, Missouri to Urbana, Illinois. ... Palmyra is a city located in Marion County, Missouri. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Marion County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Liberty is a village located in Adams County, Illinois. ... Payson is a village located in Adams County, Illinois. ... La Grange is a city located in Lewis County, Missouri. ... Canton is a city located in Lewis County, Missouri. ... Ursa is a village located in Adams County, Illinois. ... Camp Point is a village located in Adams County, Illinois. ... Mendon is a village located in Adams County, Illinois. ...

Sister Cities

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Media

Quincy's media may model that of many larger cities. Its television market includes the cities of Quincy, Hannibal, Burlington, Macomb, and Keokuk. The market is widely served by Insight Communications, DirecTV, or Dish Network. The city is usually combined with Hannibal due to their close proximity and labeled as the 171 market on the DMA chart. With regards to television service, Quincy and the surrounding region are served by affiliates of ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, and the CW networks. STARadio Corporation and Quincy Newspapers own many of the local media in the region. Quincy Newspapers also owns the Quincy Herald-Whig, which is the most widely read newspaper in the region. The city also has 2 other lesser known periodicals. As of February 2006, Quincy can receive 17 FM stations, 5 AM stations, and one NOAA Wideband Weather Radio station. Television All stations above are available on Cable from Insight Communications for the cities of Quincy, Keokuk, Hannibal, Macomb, and Burlington Periodicals Radio ... Insight Commuications in a cable provider in the United States. ... A standard DirecTV satellite dish with 1 LNB on a roof DirecTV (trademarked as DIRECTV) is a direct broadcast satellite (DBS) service based in El Segundo, California, USA, that transmits digital satellite television and audio to households in the United States, the Caribbean and Latin America except for Mexico. ... DISH Network is a direct broadcast satellite (DBS) service that provides satellite television and audio programming to households and businesses in the United States, owned by parent company EchoStar Communications Corporation. ... Map of United States Designated Market Areas (DMAs). ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) operates television and radio networks in the United States and is also shown on basic cable in Canada. ... This article is about the broadcast network. ... This article is about the television network. ... The Fox Broadcasting Company, usually referred to as just Fox (the company itself prefers the capitalized version FOX), is a television network in the United States. ... “The CW” redirects here. ... STARadio is a radio broadcast company that owns several stations throughout the state of Illinois, most of which reside in the Quincy area Radio Stations KGRC KZZK WTAD WQCY WCOY WTAD WKAN WYKT ... Quincy Newspapers, Inc. ...


Attractions

As the largest city between the Quad Cities, St. Louis, Springfield, and Columbia areas, the Quincy area contains numerous architectural and historical destinations. Some of the more featured attractions in the city include: The Quincy Museum, The John Wood Mansion, The Gardner Museum of Architecture and Design, The Quincy Art Center, and the Villa Katherine Castle. // Coca-Cola Bottling Company Building Downtown Quincy Historic District Ernest M. Wood Office and Studio John Wood Mansion, John Wood, founder of Quincy, 12th governor of Illinois. ... The I-74 Bridge, connecting Bettendorf, Iowa, and Moline, Illinois is located near the geographic center of the Quad Cities. ... Nickname: Location in the state of Missouri Coordinates: , Country State County Independent City Government  - Mayor Francis G. Slay (D) Area  - City  66. ... : Home of President Abraham Lincoln United States Illinois Sangamon 60. ...


During the year, the city holds numerous events. Some of these events are located on the riverfront, such as the annual Fourth of July fireworks show, the U.S. Catfish Anglers Tournament and "Movies on the Muddy"; an event that offers showings of recently released movies along the banks of the Mississippi River. In addition, Quincy hosts The Pepsi Little People's Golf Championships; an annual event that features talented young golfers from around the world. During the summer, Quincy features a Mid-Summer Arts Faire with food, decorations, and artwork for sale by local artists. Quincy's unique Christmas Candelight Tour is held in December and features a public walk through of several historic homes decorated for the holidays. The Dogwood Festival is held in spring. There is always a parade and usually the dogwood trees are in bloom throughout the city. These are just a few of Quincy's many events during the year. The Pepsi Little Peoples Golf Tournament is one of the largest international golf tournaments in the world for ages 3 to 19 and occurs every year in the community of Quincy, Illinois, USA and several other communities in the region depending on the age divisions. ...


Architecture

As Quincy's population exploded during the mass migrants from Germany, they brought with them the style of Germany. Many buildings in the South Side German Historic District is home to many of the city's historical architecture. However, even though the South Side features many of the city's historic buildings, various other jewels exist throughout the Gem City. The Quincy Museum located on Historic Maine Street was featured on a cover of National Geographic as one of the ten most architecturally significant corners in the United States[5]. Maine Street itself from 14th to 24th streets is notable for the number of restored homes dating back to the 1800s. The South Side German Historic District is a neighborhood within Quincy, Illinois just south of downtown. ... The National Geographic Society was founded in the USA on January 27, 1888, by 33 men interested in organizing a society for the increase and diffusion of geographical knowledge. ...


Infrastructure

Education

As for Education, Quincy has a number of institutions within the city or close by. One of the largest high schools in the state, Quincy Senior High School, is located in Quincy. Quincy University is Quincy's highest decorated school which was established in the 1860s. On the city's east side, John Wood Community College is the regional community college. A Vatterott College is located on Quincy's north side. Gem City College is located in the heart of downtown Quincy and the Blessing Riemann College of Nursing is located right next door to Blessing Hospital. Regional wise, Quincy is within driving range of Western Illinois University in Macomb, Hannibal-LaGrange College, Culver-Stockton College in Canton, Missouri. Quincy Senior High School is the regional public high school for Quincy, Illinois. ... Quincy University is a private liberal arts Catholic university in the Franciscan tradition. ... In Canada and the United States, a community college, sometimes called a county college, junior college or a city college, is an educational institution providing higher education and lower-level tertiary education, granting certificates, diplomas, and Associates degrees. ... For another university which uses the abbreviation WIU, see Webber International University Western Illinois University is a public university founded in 1899 as Western Illinois State Normal School. ... Macomb is a city located in McDonough County, Illinois founded in 1831. ... Hannibal-LaGrange College is a private, Christian college located in Hannibal, Missouri. ... Culver-Stockton College is a private, residential, four-year, liberal arts college located in Canton, Missouri. ... Canton is a city located in Lewis County, Missouri. ...


Health and medicine

Quincy is home to Blessing Hospital, which is the leading hospital in the Tri-State. Blessing also operates the Blessing Riemann College of Nursing. Quincy Medical Group, the largest medical group in the tri-state area,is a multi-specialty group with a wide variety of surgical and medical specialists. Denman Medical Services call Quincy home, they supply hospitals and clinics alike with supplies. Recently Blessing has been the subject of a major investigation, where it has been accused and found guilty of price gouging and subsequently spending the excess income to maintain its not-for-profit status.


Transportation

Interstate 72 passes just south of Quincy. Its spur route, Interstate 172, passes just east of town. In recent years, the Prairie Crossings Shopping Complex has been a focal point for development in this area. Illinois Route 104 (Broadway) is a main east-west artery from the Mississippi River bridges to Interstate 172. Illinois Route 96 enters the city from the southeast and travels north (through the east side of Quincy) to U.S. Route 24. Illinois Route 57 branches south from U.S. 24 downtown and passes Quincy's Civic Center on its way to Interstate 172 southeast of the city. Illinois 96 also serves as the Great River Road, which follows the path of the Mississippi River. Eastbound U.S. 24 crosses the Mississippi River from Missouri on the Quincy Memorial Bridge, while westbound traffic uses the newer Bayview Bridge. Bayview bridge was constructed in the early 1990s, but was not constructed as a 4-lane bridge because of budget cuts, the cable suspension made it unfordable to build a 4-lane bridge. Other groups claimed that business in the downtown part of Quincy would decline if the Memorial bridge was shut down. Interstate 72 is an interstate highway in the midwestern United States. ... Interstate 172 is a spur route off of Interstate 72 that runs from Hannibal, Missouri to Urbana, Illinois. ... Illinois State Route 104 is a 128-mile-long (205-km. ... See also Illinois Route 96 is a north-south state road in far western Illinois. ... U.S. Route 24, a dual north-south/east-west route, is one of the original United States highways of 1926. ... See also Interstate 57 Illinois Route 57 is a north-south[2] state highway in western Illinois. ... The Great River Road is a collection of state, provincial, federal and local roads which follow the course of the Mississippi River through ten U. S. states and one Canadian province. ... Official language(s) English Capital Jefferson City Largest city Kansas City Largest metro area St Louis[1] Area  Ranked 21st  - Total 69,709 sq mi (180,693 km²)  - Width 240 miles (385 km)  - Length 300 miles (480 km)  - % water 1. ... The Quincy Memorial Bridge is a truss bridge over the Mississippi River in Quincy, Illinois. ... The Bayview Bridge is a cable-stayed bridge bringing westbound U.S. Highway 24 over the Mississippi River. ...


On the Missouri side, U.S. Route 61 carries the Avenue of the Saints, a four-lane highway connecting Saint Louis and the Twin Cities. The Avenue of the Saints gets its name from Saint Louis and Saint Paul, Minnesota. The Dubuque-Wisconsin Bridge, Dubuque, Iowa. ... The Avenue of the Saints is a 560-mile highway that connects St. ... Nickname: Location in the state of Missouri Coordinates: , Country State County Independent City Government  - Mayor Francis G. Slay (D) Area  - City  66. ... A map of the Twin Cities metropolitan area. ... For an overview of the Twin Cities metropolitan area, see Minneapolis-Saint Paul. ...


The Quincy Regional Airport is to Quincy's east, about 5 miles (8 km) past the city limits. There are daily flights to Chicago, St. Louis, and Kansas City, Missouri. Quincy Regional Airport (IATA: UIN, ICAO: KUIN), also known as Baldwin Field, is a public airport located a few miles east of Quincy, Illinois. ... Nickname: Motto: Urbs in Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: , Country State Counties Cook, DuPage Settled 1770s Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City  234. ... The Gateway Arch, shown here behind the Old Courthouse, is the most recognizable part of the St. ... Nickname: Location in Jackson, Clay, Platte, and Cass Counties in the state of Missouri. ...


Quincy and nearby Hannibal, Missouri share a public bus line and taxi company. Hannibal is a riverfront city of 17,757 (2000 census), located in Marion and Ralls County, Missouri. ...


Quincy is also an Amtrak community with a rail station on the north side of town. It is the terminus of two Amtrak routes, the Illinois Zephyr and the Carl Sandburg. Both trains follow the same track to Chicago's Union Station. The high-speed Acela Express in West Windsor, New Jersey. ... Other information Code QCY Traffic Passengers (2006) 30,218 1. ... Terminal Station was also the name of a railway station in Chattanooga, Tennessee; see Chattanooga Choo Choo. ... The Illinois Zephyr is a 258-mile (415 km) passenger train operated by Amtrak that runs between Chicago and Quincy, Illinois. ... The Carl Sandburg is a 258-mile (415 km) passenger train operated by Amtrak that runs between Chicago and Quincy, Illinois. ... Nickname: Motto: Urbs in Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: , Country State Counties Cook, DuPage Settled 1770s Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City  234. ... Union Station is a Chicago train station that opened in 1925, replacing an earlier 1881 station, and is now the only intercity rail terminal in Chicago. ...


Ongoing projects will improve transportation links with nearby major cities. U.S. Route 36, south of Quincy and multiplexed with Interstate 72, is currently (as of August, 2007) being upgraded to a 4-lane highway, which will connect Quincy with Saint Joseph, Missouri and Kansas City, Missouri. With the continuing improvements to Illinois Route 336 north of the city, Quincy should also have a direct connection to Peoria in 2009. U.S. Highway 36 is an east-west United States highway that runs for 1,414 miles (2,276 km) from east-central Ohio to Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Nickname: Location in Jackson, Clay, Platte, and Cass Counties in the state of Missouri. ... See also Interstate 270 Interstate 280 Interstate 290 Interstate 294 Illinois Route 336 is a four-lane freeway/expressway combination that serves western Illinois. ... : See how it plays in Peoria United States Illinois Peoria 46. ...


See also

The following is a list of corporations based in Quincy, Illinois. ...

Notes

  1. ^ USGS GNIS: Quincy
  2. ^ Prairie Trail Shopping Promotion Flyer (January, 2006). Retrieved on 2007-07-11.
  3. ^ Iris A. Nelson and Walter S. Waggoner, The Stone's Prairie Riot of 1860, Journal of Illinois History, Vol. 5, p. 19 (Spring 2002)
  4. ^ Williams, David (2006). Quincy Area Firms Travel to China. Bradley University. Retrieved on 1-23-2007.
  5. ^ Enjoy Illinois River Country (2006). Retrieved on 2007-07-11.

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