Introduction to Godfrey, Illinois
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.
- Glazebrook Park
- LaVista Park
- Homer Adams Park
- Clifton Terrace Park
- Godfrey Ball Park
- Rolling Hills Golf Club
- John M. Olin Nature Preserve
Things To Do In Godfrey
Godfrey hosts family-friendly festivals throughout the year. There's the Arbor Day Celebration, the Fall Corn Festival, and the Snowflake Festival, plus the the Youth Fishing Derby, Family FunFest, and the Great Godfrey Corn Maze. 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 CALC Institute of Technology and Principia College.