Introduction to Godfrey, Illinois
Godfrey, Illinois, in Madison county, is 13 miles NE of Florissant, Missouri and 23 miles N of St. Louis, Missouri. The village is part of the Saint Louis metropolitan statistical area. About 16,286 people live in Godfrey.
The first known settlers of this village were Rev. Jacob Lurton and his wife Sarah, who settled here in 1817. The village, however, was named after Captain Benjamin Godfrey, who arrived in 1832 from New England. Benjamin Godfrey played a substantial role in the development of the village, including building a college for women. Godfrey was officially incorporated as a village in 1991.
Godfrey and nearby Attractions
- Alton Museum of History and Art
- Beverly Farm Park
- Rolling Hills Golf Club
- Godfrey Pond
- Piasa Harbor
- Clifton Terrace Park
Things To Do In Godfrey
The most anticipated festivals of Godfrey are organized in the months of September and October. These are the Corn Festival and the Heritage Days Festival. Further, the area has many other recreational options, including well maintained parks with a variety of amenities.
St. Louis Regional Airport is the nearest major airport.
Godfrey Higher Education
The local educational institution is the Lewis and Clark Community College. Other options for higher studies in the area include the Saint Louis Community College and the University of Missouri.