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This is a list of churches mentioned in various Adams County Histories and Directories. The locations and dates have also been taken from various printed sources and may or may not be accurate. Many churches met in homes or rented buildings prior to having a building of their own. Locations changed, names changed and sometimes there was a change of denomination or affiliation. Please keep these facts in mind while using the list.


Aker's Chapel
Location: Payson Township, Adams County
Founded: 1839

Antioch Church
Location: Section 10, Houston Township, Adams County
Founded: 1880's

Bahai'i Faith
Location: 433 South 16th, Quincy
Founded: April 1953

Baptist Church at Newton
Location: Newton, (Burton Township), Adams County
Founded: 1873

Bear Creek Christian Church
Location: Ursa Township, Adams County
Founded: 1833 (Later called Ursa Christian Church.)

Bear Creek Baptist Church
Location: Near LaPrairie
Founded: 1835

Bethel A. M. E. Church
Location: 905 Oak Street, Quincy
Founded: 1858

Bethel Assembly of God Church
Location: 839 South 12th Street, Quincy
Founded: October 29, 1925

Bethel German M. E. Church
Location: 12th and Jefferson, Quincy
Founded: 1873

Beverly Methodist Church
Location: Beverly Township, Adams County
Founded: 1850

Bible Baptist Church
Location: 300 North 30th, Quincy
Founded: 1956

Bluff Hall Congregational Church
Location: Fall Creek Township, Adams County
Founded: 1860

B'Nai Avraham Temple
Location: Various locations and later North 6th Street, Quincy
Founded: 1856 (Joined with B'Nai Shalom in 1872.)

B'Nai Shalom Temple
Location: Various locations and latest 427 North 9th, Quincy
Founded: 1864

Burton Memorial Presbyterian Church
Location: Newton, Burton Township, Adams County
Founded: 1839

Calvary Baptist Church
Location: 1115 Maine and 1825 State Street, Quincy
Founded: 1943

Calvary Tabernacle
Location: 1600 Locust, Quincy
Founded: 1959

Camp Point Assembly of God Church
Location: Camp Point Township, Adams County
Founded: 1937

Camp Point Faith Baptist Church
Location: Camp Point
Founded: 1964

Camp Point First Christian Church
Location: Camp Point
Founded: 1865

Camp Point United Methodist Church
Location: Camp Point
Founded: 1855

Centennial Ebenezer Methodist Church
Location: Section 16, Houston Township, Adams County
Founded: 1859

Center Congregational Church
Location: Corner of Fourth and Jersey in Quincy
Founded: 1847
Comments: This church was a split from The First Congregational Church and was active for 22 years. They reunited with the parent church in 1869. Pastors included Rev. Horatio Foote 1847 to 1861, Rev. Norman Millard 1862 to 1864, Rev. Levi F. Waldo 1866 to 1868 and Rev. Samuel Dimmock 1868 to 1869.

Centerville First Baptist Church
Location: Clayton Township, Adams County
Founded: 1845

Central Baptist Church
Location: 646 Broadway, Quincy
Founded: 1835

Central Church of the Nazarene
Location: 7th and Jersey, Quincy
Founded: Unknown

Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church
Location: 3707 Holiday Drive, Quincy
Founded: 1960

Church of Christ
Location: 1704 Jackson, Quincy
Founded: 1947

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
Location: 208 North 24th, Quincy
Founded: 1949

Church of God
Location: Various locations and finally 2044 Payson, Quincy
Founded: 1925

Church of God in Christ
Location: 912 North 9th, Quincy
Founded: 1938

Church of the Good Shepherd
Location: 128 North 12th, Quincy
Founded: 1870

Clayton Baptist Church
Location: Clayton, Adams County
Founded: 1869

Clayton Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Location: Clayton
Founded: 1855

Clayton Church of God Holiness
Location: Clayton
Founded: 1903

Clayton Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd
Location: Clayton
Founded: 1935

Coatsburg Methodist Church
Location: Coatsburg, Honey Creek Township, Adams County
Founded: 1894

Columbus Christian Church (Church of Christ)
Location: Columbus, Adams County
Founded: 1836

Columbus Methodist Church
Location: Columbus, Gilmer Township, Adams County
Founded: 1840

Columbus Road Baptist Church
Location: 36th and Columbus Road, Quincy
Founded: 1960

Concord Township German Baptist Church (Dunkards)
Location: Section 23, Concord Township, Adams County
Founded: Unknown

Concord Township Lutheran Church
Location: Section 30, Concord Township, Adams County
Founded: Unknown

Ebenezer Chapel
Location: Houston Township, Adams County
Founded: 1858

Eighth and Elm Street Baptist Church (Negro)
Location: Various locations including 8th and Jersey Streets
Founded: 1865

Ellington Presbyterian Church
Location: Ellington Township, Adams County
Founded: 1872

Elm Grove Methodist Church
Location: East of LaPrairie
Founded: 1847

Elm Grove United Brethren Church
Location: Mendon Township, Adams County
Founded: Unknown

Emmanuel Church of the Nazarene
Location: 1527 Madison, Quincy
Founded: 1939

Evangelical Lutheran Church of St. John
Location: 325 South 7th, Quincy
Founded: 1837

Faith Assembly of God Church
Location: 3300 Broadway, Quincy
Founded: March 20, 1955

Fall Creek Methodist Church
Location: Fall Creek Township, Adams County
Founded: 1851 (Discontinued in 1914)

Federated Church of Lima
Location: Lima
Founded: 1953

Fellowship Baptist Church
Location: 1001 Elm Street, Quincy
Founded: 1964

First Baptist Church
Location: 8th & Elm, Quincy
Founded: Unknown

First Baptist Church of Plainville
Location: Payson Township, Adams County
Founded: 1850

First Christian Church
Location: 1415 Maine Street, Quincy
Founded: 1840

First Church of Christ Scientist
Location: 18th & Vermont, Quincy
Founded: 1889

First Congregational Church
Location: The first chapel was on Fourth Street between Maine and Jersey in Quincy and was commonly called 'The Lord's Barn.' The second building, a larger structure at the corner of Fifth and Jersey, was dedicated in 1842.
Founded: December 4, 1830 by Rev. Asa Turner. Rev. Horatio Foote was pastor from 1840 to 1847. Comments: This was the first named church organized in Quincy. The first members were Amos Bancroft, Adelia Bancroft, Rufus Brown, Nancy Brown, Peter Felt, Mary Felt, Henry Snow, Lucy Snow, Levi Wells, Anna Wells, Maria Robbins, Margaret Rose, Martha Turner, Daniel Henderson and Hans Patten.

First Congregational Church of Mendon
Location: Mendon Township, Adams County
Founded: 1833

First Negro Baptist Church
Location: Southwest Corner of Jersey and Eighth Streets, Quincy
Founded: 1865

First Presbyterian Church
Location: South side of Maine between 6th & 7th, Quincy. Also 8th and Broadway in Quincy.
Founded: Unknown

First Southern Baptist Church
Location: 1427 Harrison, Quincy
Founded: 1953

First Union Congregational Church
Location: 12th and Maine, Quincy
Founded: 1830

First United Brethren Church of Fowler
Location: Fowler, Gilmer Township, Adams County
Founded: 1903

First United Presbyterian Church
Location: 8th and Broadway, Quincy
Founded: 1840

Fowler St. Paul United Church of Christ
Location: Fowler
Founded: 1862

Franklin Good Will Baptist Church
Location: Mendon Township, Adams County
Founded: Unknown

Full Gospel Church
Location: 723 State, Quincy
Founded: Unknown

German Baptist Church
Location: Tenth and Washington Streets, Quincy
Founded: 1873

Golden Methodist Church
Location: Golden, Northeast Township, Adams County
Founded: 1866

Good Samaritan Home Chapel
Location: 2130 Harrison, Quincy
Founded: 1957

Grace M. E. Church
Location: 900 North 5th, Quincy
Founded: 1900

Grandview Baptist Church
Location: 1731 Harrison Street, Quincy
Founded: 1954

Hebron Methodist Church
Location: Three Miles North of Camp Point, Adams County
Founded: 1848

Holy Cross Lutheran Church
Location: Golden
Founded: 1853 and then called Immanuel Lutheran Church of South Prairie

Illinois Veterans Home Protestant Chapel
Location: 1707 North 12th, Quincy
Founded: 1887

Immanuel Baptist Church
Location: 2410 Lind Street, Quincy
Founded: 1896

Immanuel Lutheran Church of South Prairie
Location: Golden
Founded: 1853 (Known later as Holy Cross Lutheran.)

Interracial Baptist Church
Location: 913 Lind Street, Quincy
Founded: Late 1930's. Ceased operation in 1956.

Jehovah's Witnesses
Location: 901 North 4th, Quincy
Founded: Unknown

Keene Township Union Society (M. E.)
Location: Section 24, Keene Township, Adams County
Founded: 1860

Kellerville Community Church
Location: Kellerville, Adams County
Founded: Unknown

Kentucky Street Methodist Episcopal Church
Location: Eighth and Kentucky, Quincy
Founded: 1901 (new building and name changed from First German M. E. Church)

Kingston Baptist Church
Location: Kingston (Beverly Township) Illinois
Founded: 1842

Kingston Methodist Church
Location: Kingston (Beverly Township) Illinois
Founded: 1854

LaPrairie Methodist Church
Location: LaPrairie
Founded: 1868

Liberty Christian Church
Location: Liberty, Adams County
Founded: 1852

Liberty Church of the Brethren
Location: Two miles west of Liberty
Founded: 1831

Lima Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Location: Lima
Founded: 1830

Lima Methodist Church
Location: Lima
Founded: Unknown

Lindale Free Methodist Church
Location: 825 North 15th, Quincy
Founded: 1950

Little Flock Baptist Church
Location: In Coatsburg
Founded: August 1838

Loraine Christian Church
Location: Loraine, Adams County
Founded: 1873

Loraine Methodist Episcopal Church
Location: Loraine, Adams County
Founded: 1884

Luther Memorial Church
Location: 201 South 12th, Quincy
Founded: 1891

Lutheran Church of St. John
Location: 3340 State Street, Quincy
Founded: 1837

Madison Park Christian Church
Location: 215 North 25th & 4700 Broadway, Quincy
Founded: Unknown

Main Street Christian Church
Location: Lima
Founded: Unknown

Marblehead Methodist Church
Location: Marblehead, Fall Creek Township, Adams County
Founded: 1896

Melrose Chapel
Location: Melrose Township, Adams County
Founded: 1829

Mendon Baptist Church
Location: East of Mendon
Founded: Unknown

Mendon Congregational Church
Location: Mendon
Founded: 1853

Mendon Episcopal Church
Location: Mendon
Founded: 1838

Mendon Methodist Church
Location: Mendon
Founded: Unknown (Ceased to function in 1969)

Mendon Salem Lutheran Church
Location: Mendon
Founded: 1853

Messiah Baptist Church
Location: 1210 North 24th Street, Quincy
Founded: 1964

Meyer Community Church
Location: Meyer, Adams County
Founded: 1940

Mill Creek Regular (Primitive) Baptist Church
Location: Burton Cemetery, Burton township
Founded: June 1832

Mt. Hebron Christian Church
Location: North of Mendon
Founded: 1853

New Bethel Baptist Church
Location: 3 miles SE of Payson
Founded: 1833

New Providence Baptist Church
Location: 1 mile north of Ursa
Founded: May 1833

New Salem Baptist Church
Location: Concord township
Founded: 1834

Northcott Chapel (Methodist)
Location: Richfield Township, Adams County
Founded: 1854

Our Redeemer Lutheran Church
Location: 2701 College, Quincy
Founded: 1932

Paloma Methodist Church
Location: Paloma, Adams County
Founded: 1858

Parkview Church
Location: 8th and Harrison, Quincy
Founded: 1939

Payson Congregational Church
Location: Payson, Adams County
Founded: 1836

Payson First Christian Church
Location: Payson, Adams County
Founded: 1868

Pilgrim Baptist Church
Location: 825 Chestnut and 913 Lind Street, Quincy
Founded: 1941

Plainville Methodist Church
Location: Plainville
Founded: 1855

Pleasant Grove Methodist Church
Location: West Central Adams County
Founded: 1866

Pleasant View Baptist Church
Location: 2 Miles east of Liberty
Founded: 1853

Pleasant View Christian Church
Location: 3 Miles Southeast of Camp Point
Founded: 1835

Presbyterian Church of Liberty
Location: Liberty
Founded: 1852

Quincy Seventh-Day Adventist Church
Location: This congregation has met in several different locations thru the years, the current church building was completed in 1965 and is located at 2821 Oak Street in Quincy.
Founded: Sabbath School founded in 1913 by Mr. and Mrs. Wertz, Church company was organized in 1918 by Elder Smith, Church was officially organized in 1927 with charter members Martha Roland, Leona Shafer and Katherine Blaisdell.

Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
Location: 421 Jersey and later 3524 South 36th, Quincy
Founded: 1958

Richfield Chapel
Location: Richfield, Adams County
Founded: 1858

Richfield Baptist Church
Location: North of Richfield, Adams County
Founded: Unknown

Richfield Christian Church
Location: Richfield, Adams County
Founded: 1885

Richfield Methodist Church
Location: Richfield, Adams County
Founded: 1857

Salem Evangelical Church
Location: 431 South 9th, Quincy
Founded: 1848

Salvation Army
Location: Various locations and currently Fifth and Broadway, Quincy
Founded: 1893

Sarepta Bane Whipp Chapel (Chaddock Chapel)
Location: 205 South 24th, Quincy
Founded: 1900

Shiloh Chapel
Location: Section 30, Richfield Township, Adams County
Founded: 1853

Society of Friends (Quakers)
Location: 2138 Grove, Quincy
Founded: 1966

Spring Valley Church of God
Location: McKee Township, Adams County
Founded: Unknown (before 1867)

St. Anthony's Catholic Church
Location: Melrose Township, Adams County
Founded: 1859

St. Benedict the Moor Negro Catholic Church
Location: 11th and Broadway, Quincy
Founded: 1939 (Members integrated into other parishes in 1950.)

St. Boniface Catholic Church
Location: 7th and York and later 7th and Maine, Quincy
Founded: 1833

St. Brigid Catholic Church of Liberty
Location: Liberty
Founded: 1860

St. Edward's Catholic Church of Mendon
Location: Mendon
Founded: 1889

St. Francis Catholic Church
Location: 17th and College, Quincy
Founded: 1859

St. Jacobi (St. James) Evangelical Lutheran Church
Location: Eighth and Washington and later 17th and Jefferson, Quincy
Founded: 1851

St. John's Cathedral (Episcopal Church)
Location: 7th and Hampshire, Quincy
Founded: 1837

St. John's Lutheran Church
Location: 7th between Kentucky and York Streets, Quincy
Founded:

St. John the Baptist Catholic Church
Location: 10th and Cedar Street, Quincy
Founded: 1880 **The records for both St. John the Baptist parish and St. Rose of Lima parish are held at All Saints parish office at 1019 Cedar, Quincy, IL 62301 (the former rectory of St. John the Baptist parish).

St. Joseph Catholic Church for Negroes
Location: 7th and Jersey, Quincy
Founded: 1877 (Ceased operations in 1886.)

St. Joseph Church of Columbus
Location: Gilmer Township, Adams County
Founded: 1867

St. Joseph's Church of Bloomfield
Location: Bloomfield, Ellington Township, Adams County
Founded: Unknown

St. Lawrence Catholic Chapel
Location: Veterans Home, Quincy
Founded: Unknown

St. Mary Catholic Church
Location: 715 Adams, Quincy
Founded: 1867

St. Matthew Lutheran Church
Location: Northwest Corner of Burton Township, Adams County
Founded: 1862

St. Patrick Catholic Church
Location: Camp Point, Adams County
Founded: Unknown (Name later changed to St. Thomas.)

St. Paul Church
Location: 929 Monroe, Quincy
Founded: 1874 (merged with St. Peter's to become Trinity Church in 1945.)

St. Peter's Catholic Church
Location: 8th and Maine and later 2600 Maine, Quincy
Founded: 1839

St. Peter's Evangelical Church
Location: Ninth and York Streets, Quincy
Founded: 1857 (Merged with St. Paul's to become Trinity United in 1945.)

St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church at Coatsburg
Location: Coatsburg, Adams County
Founded: 1878

St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church
Location: 8th and Chestnut, Quincy
Founded: 1892 **The records for both St. John the Baptist parish and St. Rose of Lima parish are held at All Saints parish office at 1019 Cedar, Quincy, IL 62301 (the former rectory of St. John the Baptist parish).

St. Thomas Catholic Church
Location: Camp Point
Founded: 1865 (Name changed from St. Patrick.)

Sunset Home Chapel
Location: 418 Washington, Quincy
Founded: 1889

Tenth Street Union Baptist Church
Location: Various locations and later Tenth Street, Quincy
Founded: 1887

The Church of Christ
Location: Eighth and Kentucky and later 4300 State Street, Quincy
Founded: 1948

Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church of Golden
Location: Golden, Adams County
Founded: 1875

Trinity United Church of Christ
Location: 1930 South 24th, Quincy
Founded: 1945

Union Baptist Church
Location: 935 Chestnut, Quincy
Founded: 1874

Union Christian Church
Location: Columbus, Gilmer Township, Adams County
Founded: 1892

Union United Methodist
Location: 1101 State, Quincy
Founded: 1844 (as First German Methodist Episcopal Church)

Unitarian Church
Location: 1479 Hampshire, Quincy
Founded: 1839

United Brethren of Christ
Location: 2201 Locust, Quincy
Founded: 1958

Ursa Christian Church
Location: Ursa Township, Adams County
Founded: 1840 (Earlier called Bear Creek Christian Church.)

Vermont Street Baptist Church
Location: Various locations including 7th and Vermont, Quincy
Founded: 1856

Vermont Street United Methodist Church
Location: Various locations, currently newer building at 818 Vermont, Quincy
Founded: 1835

Wesley Chapel
Location: Section 5, Ellington Township, Adams County
Founded: Unknown

Westminster Presbyterian Church
Location: Hampshire Street between 9th and 10th, Quincy
Founded: 1853

Weyman Chapel
Location: 9th between Cherry and Cedar Streets, Quincy
Founded: 1893

York Neck Church
Location: Section 33, Houston Township, Adams County
Founded: 1848

Zion Evangelical and Reformed Church of Ursa
Location: Ursa
Founded: 1885 by Rev. F. Schmidt, 17 Charter Members
Comments: Former pastors of Zion include Rev. F. Schmidt 1885 - 1887, Rev. H. Rahn 1887 - 1892, Rev. J. Hauch 1892, Rev. L. H. Lieberherr 1892 - 1895, Rev. E. Reimeyer 1895 - 1901, Rev Veihe 1901 - 1903, Rev. E. Mahlberg 1904 - 1906, Rev. F. R. Frankenfeld 1905 - 1911, Rev. J. Kurz 1911, Rev. W. Dickman 1911 - 1917, Rev K. Mickels 1918, Rev. Charles Meyer 1919 - 1921, Rev. Buehler 1923 - 1926, Rev. P. W. Weltge 1927 - 1932, Rev. A. Hosto 1932 - 1935, Rev. Frank Kroll 1938 - 1944, Rev. Paul Jordan 19944 - 1947, Rev. Phil Pobanz 1948 - 1951, Rev. Don Schmidt 1951.

Zion Lutheran Church of Concord Township
Location: Concord Township, Adams County
Founded: Unknown (Became a part of Clayton Church of the Good Shepherd in 1945.)

Zion Lutheran Church of Liberty
Location: Liberty
Founded: 1854


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