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Chester, Illinois

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Governor Bond Memorial

The Governor Bond State Memorial marks the grave of Shadrach Bond (1773-1832), the first governor of Illinois after it attained statehood in 1818. The obelisk-style monument was erected in 1883

Chester, IL Monuments

Randolph County Museum & Archives

See an old electric chair (last used to execute a woman who killed her brother)

Chester, IL Museums



Popeye Statue

Monument to Elzie Seager, Chester native and creator of "Popeye the Sailor Man."

Chester, IL Monuments

Things to do near Chester, IL

Frank Holten State Park

A great place to spot water birds, fish, boat, or play around of golf. The park covers 1,125 acres including two lakes and a ...

Sunset Hills Country Club

Course Access: PrivateHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 7 days...

Rolling Hills Golf Club

Course Access: PublicHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 7 days...

Berger-Kiel House

The house is a 1½-story hall and parlor, log, and frame home built around 1864 for a low-income rural family....