“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 (217) Bond County, IL (31) Clinton County, IL (35) Jersey County, IL (22) Macoupin County, IL (36) Montgomery County, IL (26) St. Clair County, IL (231) St. Charles County, MO (233) St. Louis County, MO (772) St. Louis County, MO (607)  MadisonCounty(217) Madison County (217)  BondCounty(31) Bond County (31)  ClintonCounty(35) Clinton County (35)  JerseyCounty(22) Jersey County (22)  MacoupinCounty(36) Macoupin County (36)  MontgomeryCounty(26) Montgomery County (26)  St.ClairCounty(231) St. Clair County (231)  St.CharlesCountyMissouri(233) St. Charles County (233)  St.Louis(772) St. Louis (772)  St.LouisCounty(607) St. Louis County (607)
Edwardsville is the county seat for Madison County
Godfrey is in Madison County
      Madison County (217)  
      Bond County (31)  
      Clinton County (35)  
      Jersey County (22)  
      Macoupin County (36)  
      Montgomery County (26)  
      St. Clair County (231)  
      St. Charles County, Missouri (233)  
      St. Louis, Missouri (772)  
      St. Louis County, Missouri (607)  
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1 Illinois, Madison County, Godfrey — A History of Clifton Terrace
One of he earliest settlers at Clifton Terrace was John Gottlieb Stiritz, who settled in this area in approximately 1850. He was typical of German-American immigrants who brought their honored traditions from Germany to the Midwest. The winery at . . . Map (db m220760) HM
2 Illinois, 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
3 Illinois, 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
4 Illinois, Madison County, Godfrey — Changing Times
In 1888, the Chicago, Peoria and St. Louis Railroad bought the right-of-way to the land between the Clifton Inn and the Mississippi River. Shortly thereafter, a railroad track was laid along the base of the bluffs and extended from Alton to Grafton. . . . Map (db m220756) HM
5 Illinois, Madison County, Godfrey — Clifton Terrace Park
"I am certain of one thing: My work has taken me from one end of the Mississippi River to the other - from the crest of the watershed above the Lake Itasca in Minnesota to the mouth of Southwest Pass a hundred miles down from New . . . Map (db m220758) HM
6 Illinois, Madison County, Godfrey — GodfreyBlooming with possibilities — Meeting of the Great Rivers —
Scenic vistas, blossoming fields, soaring eagles and a rich history lure visitors off the main stretch of the Meeting of the Great Rivers National Scenic Byway to discover Godfrey during every season of the year. The beauty of the bluff region can . . . Map (db m220776) HM
7 Illinois, 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
8 Illinois, 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
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9 Illinois, Madison County, Godfrey — Great Rivers ParkHistory of Godfrey — Meeting of the Great Rivers —
Miles of rich farmland, scenic vistas and proximity to the river attract residents to Godfrey today, just as it did the early settlers of the 1800s. In 1817, Jacob and Sarah Lurton traveled from Louisville, Kentucky with their family and settled . . . Map (db m220777) HM
10 Illinois, Madison County, Godfrey — La Vista Park
LaVista Park is a 93-acre community park located off of Route 3 in the Village of Godfrey. The park was acquired in 2000 with the assistance of the Great Rivers Land Trust in conjunction with a state OSLAD grant. It is an asset to the Godfrey park . . . Map (db m220767) HM
11 Illinois, 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
12 Illinois, 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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Apr. 13, 2024