A few weeks back I cruised around Adams County on a solo town sign harvesting trip. Adams County was just the first county I harvested on that day.
Here are some facts about Adams County:
+ Population is 3,704, making it the 99th most populous county in Iowa. Also known as the least populous county in Iowa. Behind Ringgold County and above no counties.
+ The largest town and county seat is Corning.
+ Established in 1851.
+ Named after the second POTUS John Adams or his son the sixth POTUS John Quincy Adams.
+ Was the site of one of the last Icarian Cult (Community) Compound.
+ Major highways are: US-34, IA-25, and IA-148.
+ Adjacent counties are Cass, Adair, Union, Taylor, and Montgomery.
+ Population peaked in 1900 at 13,601.
The Adams County Courthouse is mostly meh:
The Adams County Courthouse in Corning, Iowa.
The Adams County Freedom Rock is located next to a gas station in Corning, Iowa:
With Adams County conquered, this is the updated Photography 139 Conquest Map:
38 counties completed. 38.4% of the Cyclone State conquered.
Here are the town signs of Adams County:
Population: 1,564 (-71)
I’m going to put Lenox aside for now because it is mostly in Taylor County. That really only leaves 4 signs to choose from and that means obviously Corning has the worst town sign in Adams County.
But who has Best in Show of the remaining 3. Prescott and Carbon have solid signs, but it is pretty obvious that Nodaway has the Best Town Sign in Adams County:
Nodaway – Best in Show – Adams County
Only Lenox had alternate town signs:
Lenox – Alternate
Best in Show – Adair County
The next time we hit the open road for THE TOWN SIGN PROJECT, we will make a stop in Montgomery County.