Godfrey in Madison County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
In 1897, Godfrey Cemetery Association board member Dr. William H.C. Smith founded Beverly Farm, a home in Godfrey for people with developmental disabilities. He purchased numerous grave plots designated for residents of Beverly Farm.
More recent notable burials include Jesse L. Cannon and his wife Charlene
Erected 2019 by Benjamin Godfrey Legacy Trail Committee (sponsored by Dennis & Karen Wilson). (Marker Number 8.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Education • War, Mexican-American • War, Spanish-American • War, US Civil • War, US Revolutionary • War, World I • War, World II.
Location. 38° 57.37′ N, 90° 11.554′ W. Marker is in Godfrey, Illinois, in Madison County. Marker can be reached from Mulberry Street west of Godfrey Road (U.S. 67). Marker is at the southwest entrance of Godfrey City Cemetery, on a narrow road off of Mulberry Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Godfrey IL 62035, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Benjamin Godfrey (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Monticello College (approx. 0.4 miles away); Benjamin Godfrey Memorial Chapel (approx. 0.4 miles away); Godfrey Mansion (approx. 0.8 miles away); Lindbergh Relay Station (approx. 0.9 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 2.2 miles away); Plank Road (approx. 2.4 miles away); North Alton Confederate Cemetery (approx. 2.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Godfrey.
More about this marker. This is one of nine markers of the Benjamin Godfrey Legacy Trail series. Unlike all of the nine marked sites, this site (No. 8) has two markers, both different.
Also see . . . Godfrey Cemetery on Find-a-grave. Also known as Godfrey City Cemetery, this is the page that lists most of the interments here. (Submitted on January 29, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.)
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