Introduction to Monmouth, Illinois
The first settlers of Monmouth arrived sometime after the War of 1812. To allow the area to be fully settled, the Congress divided the area into several land tracts and gave them to veterans who fought in the war. One of the veterans bet his property in a New Orleans poker game in 1827 and lost to a Kentucky plantation owner, John Talbot; Soon after, Talbot, his cousin Allen Andrews, and many of his friends settled in the area. This led to the establishment of the city of Monmouth in 1831.
Monmouth and nearby Attractions
- Henderson county Conservation Area
- Monmouth Park
- Carl Sandburg Historic Site
- Warfield Park
- Apple Trees Museum
- Garwood Park
Things To Do In Monmouth
The Apple Trees Museum and Bishop Hill Heritage Museum showcase the history of the area. Monmouth is also home to many parks such as the Warfield Park, Garwood Park, and Monmouth Park. The Big River State Forest and Oquawka State Wildlife Refuge are nearby. Also close to the city is the Carl Sandburg Historic Site.
The closest airport to the city is Quad City International Airport.
Monmouth Higher Education
Higher education is available at Monmouth College, Western Illinois University, Augustana College, and Black Hawk College.