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Governor Bond Memorial


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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.


Hours: Daily: dawn to dusk
Address: Evergreen Cemetery, Rt. 3N
Phone: 618-859-3741

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Randolph County Museum & Archives

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Chester, IL Monuments

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



Things to do Monuments near Chester, IL

Governor Bond Memorial

The Governor Bond State Memorial marks the grave of Shadrach Bond (1773-1832), the first governor of Illinois after it attain...

Popeye Statue

Monument to Elzie Seager, Chester native and creator of "Popeye the Sailor Man." This statue stands proudly next to Chester B...

Bosshard Monument

The monument is a tribute to Swiss poet, Heinrich Bosshard, who wrote Semparcherlied here in the 1850's....