Located on the western border of Illinois on the Mississippi River where Missouri and Iowa meet, the Quincy area includes the counties of Adams, of which Quincy is the county seat, as well as Hancock and Pike. Both contain many charming small towns, with Nauvoo and Pittsfield being cornerstones of these two historic counties, respectively. Each is only a pleasant 45-minute drive away.
With its location on a sweeping span of the Mississippi, the Nauvoo area is rich in natural beauty, lovely public gardens, Mormon history, artisan shops, and an enduring cheese & wine-making legacy. The rolling hills of scenic Pike County are dotted with towns Lincoln frequented, abundant prime hunting ground, as well as historic festivals & wineries. Enjoy the Lincoln Talking House Tour, an audio driving tour of 14 Lincoln-significant structures in Pittsfield.
Quincy is also a stone’s throw across the river from Hannibal, MO, the hometown of Mark Twain. A short 20-minute drive.