Madison County 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, 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, 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 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, Collinsville Illinois
Camp River Dubois
Camp River Dubois - The Camp River Dubois was 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, 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, 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 one of the founders of Edwardsville, Illinois. - More Info 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, Alton Illinois
Elijah P. Lovejoy Monument
Elijah P. Lovejoy Monument - The Elijah P. Lovejoy Monument is located at the Alton National Cemetery and was placed to honor the outspoken and martyred abolitionist Elijah P. Lovejoy who is buried there. - More Info 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, 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, 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 "model" factory town. The entire village is on the National Register of Historic Places and is located in Edwardsville, Illinois. - More Info 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: 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, 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, 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, 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 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, Granite City Illinois, Museums
Old Six Mile Museum in the Emmert-Zippel House
Old Six Mile Museum in the Emmert-Zippel House - The Old Six Mile Museum is housed in the Emmert-Zippel House which is located in Granite City, Illinois. - More Info 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, Alton Illinois

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