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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

U.S. Ice Sports Complex

The complex offers lessons, hockey, leagues, Stick 'n' Puck tournaments, exhibitions, and public skating year-round....

Governor Coles Memorial

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

Jarrot Mansion

Formerly the home of Nicholas Jarrot, a French-born entrepreneur and land speculator. Construction began in 1807, making it o...

Spinach Can Collectibles Museum

Located in the 1875 Opera House, the building is full of Popeye merchandise and a Popeye museum....