“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Godfrey, Illinois

Clickable Map of Madison County, Illinois and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Madison County, IL (203) Bond County, IL (25) Clinton County, IL (32) Jersey County, IL (15) Macoupin County, IL (30) Montgomery County, IL (19) St. Clair County, IL (194) St. Charles County, MO (226) St. Louis County, MO (521) St. Louis County, MO (515)  MadisonCounty(203) Madison County (203)  BondCounty(25) Bond County (25)  ClintonCounty(32) Clinton County (32)  JerseyCounty(15) Jersey County (15)  MacoupinCounty(30) Macoupin County (30)  MontgomeryCounty(19) Montgomery County (19)  St.ClairCounty(194) St. Clair County (194)  St.CharlesCountyMissouri(226) St. Charles County (226)  St.Louis(521) St. Louis (521)  St.LouisCounty(515) St. Louis County (515)
Edwardsville is the county seat for Madison County
Godfrey is in Madison County
      Madison County (203)  
      Bond County (25)  
      Clinton County (32)  
      Jersey County (15)  
      Macoupin County (30)  
      Montgomery County (19)  
      St. Clair County (194)  
      St. Charles County, Missouri (226)  
      St. Louis, Missouri (521)  
      St. Louis County, Missouri (515)  
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1Illinois (Madison County), Godfrey — 8 — Benjamin Godfrey
"He was not a perfect man, but the leading aim of his long life was to do right and benefit his fellow men, and in this he was eminently successful." - Article titled "Capt. Benjamin Godfrey." The Alton Telegraph, August 29, 1862 . . . Map (db m144941) HM
2Illinois (Madison County), Godfrey — 7 — Benjamin Godfrey Memorial Chapel
"Compared to other surviving Greek Revival churches in Illinois, the building stands on its own. There is nothing like it in the state." - Illinois Department of Conservation, 1977 Completed in 1854, the Benjamin Godfrey Memorial . . . Map (db m144922) HM
3Illinois (Madison County), Godfrey — 8 — Godfrey Cemetery
The Godfrey Cemetery, originally known as Monticello Cemetery, was part of the property owned by Benjamin Godfrey that was donated to the Monticello Seminary in February 1840. Four acres of the property were to be used for interments for the . . . Map (db m144940) HM
4Illinois (Madison County), Godfrey — 9 — Godfrey Mansion
"Although there is an occasional profile which suggests the Greek Revival, it is as [though] it were designed from a hazy memory…the atmosphere of the whole indicates a southern influence." - Historic American Buildings Survey, 1934 . . . Map (db m144942) HM
5Illinois (Madison County), Godfrey — Lindbergh Relay Station
Charles A. Lindbergh, Air Mail Pilot, personally selected the 40-acre site on Airport Road for use as an emergency landing field during the Chicago-St. Louis mail flights. In August 1926, the United States Government leased the level tract of land . . . Map (db m154162) HM
6Illinois (Madison County), Godfrey — 6 — Monticello College
"My years at Monticello formed such an epoch, and it is no flattery to say that to you I owe much of the richness and beauty of the landscape over which I now exult. For your teaching gave me intellectually a broader scope and firmer footing . . . Map (db m144920) HM
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Dec. 6, 2022