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Village of Godfrey

Village of Godfrey

Originally called Monticello, the Village of Godfrey was named for the Massachusetts sea captain Benjamin Godfrey, who was one of the community’s first settlers and the largest land owner at the time of settlement. Today, the unique community of Godfrey sits just north of Alton along the Mississippi River. The Village of Godfrey is second only to Chicago in the state of Illinois as the municipality with the largest area base, measuring in at 36 square miles.

Except for the commercial strip along Godfrey Road, the community is basically residential with a large number of small lakes and numerous fine homes. Located just 30 miles north of St. Louis, Godfrey is poised for development with the extension of the I-255 corridor.

Godfrey is home to Lewis and Clark Community College, an impressive 215-acre campus that boasts a student population of over 7000 students each semester. The campus serves as a regional resource to area residents and visitors throughout the world. The Alton School District serves the community’s public school population with the new high school campus located within the Godfrey municipal limits, as well as three of the elementary schools and the Early Childhood Center.

Godfrey is protected by its own fire protection district, with police protection contracted through the Madison County Sheriff’s Department. Residents utilize the three hospital facilities in adjoining Alton.

Glazebrook Park

Recreation opportunities abound in Godfrey. Rolling Hills Golf Course sits just west of Godfrey Road and offers an 18-hole regular golf course and 9-hole executive golf course. The Parks and Recreation Department offers youth sports programs throughout the year including soccer, baseball, basketball and volleyball. The 200+ acres of parks in Godfrey offer walking and biking trails, playgrounds, native landscapes and athletic fields. The most unique feature of the parks is the giant 7-acre corn maze featured every fall in Glazebrook Park. “The Great Godfrey Maze” is open during the months of September and October for children and adults.

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