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Benjamin Godfrey Legacy Trail

9 Locations, Godfrey IL 62035 | 618.466.8353
Great Rivers and Routes Tourism Bureau

The Benjamin Godfrey Legacy Trail includes seven historical markers that show Godfrey’s impact on Alton and Godfrey. After moving to the area in 1832, he helped plat Monticello, later named Godfrey in his honor, founded the Monticello Female Seminary, and helped charter the Alton & Sangamon Railroad.


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