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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


Popeye Statue

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

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


Things to do near Chester, IL

GMC Stadium

This 5,000-seat stadium has reserved box seats, lawn seats, party sites and a hot tub. It's home to the Gateway Grizzlies min...

Governor Coles Memorial

Edward Coles was the second governor of Illinois (1822-1826). A former slaveowner from Virginia, Coles became an abolitionist...

Fairmount Park

Illinois' only down-state, year-round thoroughbred horsetrack....

Highland Country Club

Course Access: PrivateHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: 7 days...

Oak Brook Golf Course

Course Access: PublicHoles: 27Reserve Advance Tee Times: 1 days...