Madison County Illinois Historic Places

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Madison County Illinois Historic Places

Elijah Lovejoy Monument

One of the many historic places in Madison County Illinois is Historic Alton, rich with history as well as home to many beautiful homes built in the 1800s. One of them is the Beall Mansion that was built for Z.B. Job who was a railroad baron and entrepreneur. Today it has been restored and is a Bed and Breakfast. Another is the Lyman Trumbull Home, home to the US Senator who wrote the 13th Amendment to the US Constitution which abolished slavery. Taking a drive through the Alton's streets reveals many more and makes for an enjoyable feast for the eyes! Alton has several historic memorials. One is to Elijah Lovejoy, minister and abolitionist who was martyed standing for the freedom of speech and to end slavery. Another is to the Confederate soldiers who died in the Alton Confederate Prison and is located in the North Alton Confederate Cemetery. Other historic places in Madison would include the Lewis and Clark Community College in Godfrey which was founded in 1838 as the Monticello Female Seminary. There are reports that tunnels were built under the original buildings of the campus which were used by the Underground Railroad to hide slaves fleeing to freedom. Below is a list of many historic places in Madison County including those in Glen Carbon, Edwardsville, Granite City, Wood River, Hartford, Roxana and others.

Alton Museum of History and Art

Alton Museum of History and Art - The Alton Museum of History and Art showcases the art and history of the citizens of the Alton area. It is located on the SIU Dental School campus in Alton Illinois. - More Info - Tags: 62002, about, alton, attractions, civil-war, featured, historic, history, illinois, kids, madison, madison-county-info, museums, ttd, ziphome - Public Tags: 62002,Alton Illinois,Museums

Alton National Cemetery

Alton National Cemetery - The Alton National Cemetery is located adjacent to the Alton Cemetery and is where Union soldiers who died at the Alton Hospital are buried. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. - More Info - Tags: 62003, about, alton, attractions, cemetery, civil-war, featured, historic, illinois, locations, madison, national-register - Public Tags: 62003,Alton Illinois

Beall Manison

Beall Mansion - The Beall Mansion is a historic mansion located in Alton Illinois built in 1903 for Z.B. Job who was a railroad baron and entrepreneur. - More Info - Tags: 62002, alton, attractions, buildings, featured, historic, illinois, madison, madison-county-info, ziphome - Public Tags: 62002,Alton Illinois

Brooks Catsup Bottle

Brooks Catsup Bottle - The Brooks Catsup Bottle, located in Collinsville Illinois, is the world's largest Catsup Bottle! It was also named to the National Register of Historic Places in 2002. An annual festival is held in July. - More Info - Tags: 62234, attractions, collinsville, featured, historic, illinois, july, landmark, madison, madison-county-info, st-louis-summer-things-to-do, structure, summer, ttd, ziphome - Public Tags: 62234,Collinsville Illinois

Camp River Dubois

Camp River Dubois - Information on Camp River Dubois, the winter camp for Lewis and Clark before the expedition began. Featured there is a museum with exhibitions including a 55-foot full scale replica of the keel boat and a replica of Fort. - More Info - Tags: 62048, attractions, buildings, featured, hartford, historic, history, illinois, kids, lewis-and-clark, madison, madison-county-info, museums, places, ttd, ziphome - Public Tags: 62048,Hartford Illinois,Museums

Chain of Rocks Bridge

Chain of Rocks Bridge-Route 66 Bikeway - The old Chain of Rocks Bridge, once the route of Historic Route 66, has been transformed into the Route 66 Bikeway that is a little over a 1 mile long paved trail on the bridge, crossing the Mississippi River and connecting the St. Louis Riverfront Trail with the MCT Confluence Trail (via Chain of Rocks Road) in Illinois. - More Info - Tags: 62040, 63137, attractions, biking, family, featured, granite-city, historic, historic-route-66, illinois, kids, madison, madison-county-illinois-recreation, madison-county-info, missouri, national-register, northside, recreation, riverview-neighborhood, st-louis-city-info, stlcity, structure, ttd, ziphome - Public Tags: 62040,63137,City of St Louis Missouri,Granite City Illinois,Recreation

Colonel Benjamin Stephenson House

Colonel Benjamin Stephenson House - Colonel Benjamin Stephenson House was the home of founders of Edwardsville Illinois. - More Info - Tags: 62025, about, attractions, buildings, edwardsville, featured, historic, illinois, landmark, madison, madison-county-info, museums, ziphome - Public Tags: 62025,Edwardsville Illinois,Museums

Confederate Prison Alton Illinois

Confederate Prison/Alton Federal Military Prison - The ruins of the Alton Federal Military Prison, also known as the Confederate Prison, is located in Alton Illinois and was used during the Civil War to house Confederate Prisoners. - More Info - Tags: 62002, about, alton, attractions, buildings, civil-war, featured, historic, illinois, madison, madison-county-info - Public Tags: 62002,Alton Illinois

Elijah P. Lovejoy Monument

Elijah P. Lovejoy Monument - The Elijah P. Lovejoy Monument is located at the Alton Cemetery and was placed to honor the outspoken and martyred abolitionist Elijah P. Lovejoy who is buried there. - More Info - Tags: 62002, about, african-american, alton, attractions, featured, historic, illinois, madison, structure - Public Tags: 62002,Alton Illinois

Glen Carbon Heritage Museum

Glen Carbon Heritage Museum - Information on the Glen Carbon Heritage Museum featuring the history of Glen Carbon Illinois. - More Info - Tags: 62034, about, attractions, featured, glen-carbon, historic, illinois, madison, museums, ziphome - Public Tags: 62034,Glen Carbon Illinois,Museums

Historic Alton, Illinois

Historic Alton Illinois - Alton, Illinois has been the location of many historic events in the history of the United States. - More Info - Tags: 62002, about, alton, attractions, day-trips, fall-season, featured, ghosts, halloween, historic, history, illinois, madison, madison-county-info, st-louis-fall-things-to-do, towns, ttd, ziphome - Public Tags: 62002,Alton Illinois

Historic Leclaire Village

Historic Leclaire Village - The historic village of Leclaire was founded in 1890 by N.O. Nelson who had a vision to create a factory town. The entire village is on the National Register of Historic Places. This is a part of Edwardsville Illinois. - More Info - Tags: 62025, attractions, edwardsville, featured, historic, illinois, locations, madison, madison-county-info, national-register, places, ziphome - Public Tags: 62025,Edwardsville Illinois

Lewis and Clark Community College

Lewis and Clark Community College - Lewis and Clark Community College is a 2 year college located in Godfrey Illinois. - More Info - Tags: 2year, 62035, about, college, colleges, education, illinois, junior-colleges, madison, madison-county-info, new-years-day, sports, ziphome, historic - Public Tags: 62035

Lincoln Douglas Square

Lincoln Douglas Square - The Lincoln Douglas Square, located in Alton Illinois, is the exact location where the debate between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas took place when both were campaigning for the same US Senate seat in 1858. - More Info - Tags: 62002, about, alton, attractions, featured, historic, illinois, locations, madison, madison-county-info, ziphome - Public Tags: 62002,Alton Illinois

Lindbergh Relay Station

Lindbergh Relay Station - The Lindbergh Relay Station in Godfrey Illinois was once used to assist pilots, including Charles Lindbergh, who needed a layover along the Chicago-St Louis Mail route. - More Info - Tags: 62035, attractions, buildings, featured, godfrey, historic, illinois, madison, madison-county-info - Public Tags: 62035,Godfrey Illinois

Maryville Heritage Museum

Maryville Heritage Museum - The Maryville Heritage Museum features items that showcase the history of the citizens of Maryville Illinois. - More Info - Tags: 62062, about, attractions, featured, historic, illinois, madison, madison-county-info, maryville, museums, ziphome - Public Tags: 62062,Maryville Illinois,Museums

North Alton Confederate Cemetery

North Alton Confederate Cemetery - The North Alton Confederate Cemetery is the final resting place of 1,354 Confederate soldiers who died while in prison in Alton Illinois. - More Info - Tags: 62002, alton, attractions, cemetery, civil-war, featured, historic, illinois, locations, madison, madison-county-info, ziphome - Public Tags: 62002,Alton Illinois

Old Fire Engine Museum

Old Fire Engine Museum - The Old Fire Engine Museum is located in Granite City Illinois chronicles the history of firefighting. - More Info - Tags: 62040, about, attractions, featured, granite-city, historic, illinois, madison, madison-county-info, museums, ziphome - Public Tags: 62040,Granite City Illinois,Museums

Old Six Mile Museum in the Emmert-Zippel House

Old Six Mile Museum in the Emmert-Zippel House - Information on the Old Six Mile Museum in the Emmert-Zippel House located in Granite City Illinois. - More Info - Tags: 62040, about, attractions, featured, granite-city, historic, illinois, madison, madison-county-info, museums, national-register, ziphome - Public Tags: 62040,Granite City Illinois,Museums

Piasa Bird Monument

Piasa Bird - The Piasa Bird is a legendary bird-like creature that, according to legend, terrorized the Illni Indian tribes long before any European settlers came to the Alton area. - More Info - Tags: 62002, about, alton, attractions, featured, historic, illinois, landmark, locations, madison, madison-county-illinois-parks, madison-county-info, native-american, ziphome - Public Tags: 62002,Alton Illinois

Robert Wadlow

Robert Wadlow - Robert Wadlow was born and lived in Alton Illinois and is the tallest known man in the world at the height of 8 feet 11 inches. - More Info - Tags: 62002, about, alton, attractions, featured, historic, illinois, madison, people, ziphome - Public Tags: 62002,Alton Illinois

Wood River Massacre Memorial

Wood River Massacre Memorial - The Wood River Massacre Memorial is located in Alton Illinois, near the location of the massacre of 7 people in 1814 by a band of renegade Indians. - More Info - Tags: 62002, alton, attractions, featured, historic, historical-events, history, illinois, madison, madison-county-info, native-american, ziphome - Public Tags: 62002,Alton Illinois

Wood River Museum and Visitor's Center

Wood River Museum and Visitor's Center - Information on the Wood River Museum and Visitor's Center which is free to the public. - More Info - Tags: 62095, about, attractions, featured, historic, illinois, madison, madison-county-info, museums, wood-river, ziphome - Public Tags: 62095,Museums,Wood River Illinois

Wood River Refinery History Museum

Wood River Refinery History Museum - Information on the Wood River Refinery History Museum which chronicles the history of the refinery since 1917. - More Info - Tags: 62084, about, attractions, featured, historic, illinois, madison, madison-county-info, museums, roxana, ziphome - Public Tags: 62084,Museums,Roxana Illinois

Yanda Log Cabin

Yanda Log Cabin - The Yanda Log Cabin was built in 1853 by William Yanda, who became the blacksmith of Glen Carbon Illinois. - More Info - Tags: 62034, attractions, buildings, featured, glen-carbon, historic, illinois, landmark, madison, madison-county-info - Public Tags: 62034,Glen Carbon Illinois