Governor Shadrach Bond State Memorial


Evergreen Cemetery Chester IL 62233 Randolph
Evergreen Cemetery Chester IL 62233
618-826-2721618-826-2721

Notably, this is the burial site of the first Governor of Illinois and of U.S. Senator Elias Kent Kane, Illinois’ first Secretary of State and architect of the state constitution.

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1305 W. Broadway St. Sparta IL 62286 Randolph 0 mi
618-443-1985618-443-1985
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Buena Vista St. Chester IL 62233 Randolph 0 mi
618-826-3913618-826-3913

This beautifully restored mid-1800’s home has cobalt blue windows that were described in a book by author Mark Twain. Tours by appointment and open for special events.

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1350 State Rt. 155 Prairie du Rocher IL 62277 Randolph County 0 mi
618-284-7230618-284-7230

The 1750’s French Colonial fort is built atop the original stone foundation. Inside the fort is the restored powder magazine believed to be the oldest building in Illinois. The Winter and Summer Rendezvous draw thousands of visitors each year.

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5483 State Rt. 154 Red Bud IL 62278 Randolph 0 mi
618-282-2710618-282-2710

Shop for pumpkins, gourds, mums, crafts and antiques from September thru December. Mini corn maze and pumpkin picking for the kids.

9564 Schuline Rd. Sparta IL 62286 Randolph 0 mi
618-774-2324618-774-2324
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R.R. 1 Box 58 Ellis Grove IL 62241 Randolph 0 mi
618-859-3031618-859-3031

This 1800’s house was the home of Illinois’ first Lt. Governor when Kaskaskia was the first State Capital.

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IL Rte 150E, E. of Chester Chester IL 62233 Randolph 0 mi
618-826-5000, ext 221618-826-5000, ext 221

Built in 1854 as part of a planked toll road between Bremen and Chester, the covered bridge has been restored.

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R.R. 1 Ellis Grove IL 62241 Randolph 0 mi
618-859-3741618-859-3741

A scenic overlook offers views of the Mississippi and Kaskaskia Rivers, and of Old Kaskaskia.

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4370 Rock Castle Rd. Steeleville IL 62288 Randolph 0 mi
618-965-3800618-965-3800

Find berries, green beans, okra, potatoes and other veggies, seasonal flowers and bedding plants.

107 W. Broadway St. Steeleville IL 62288 Randolph 0 mi
618-965-3134618-965-3134

Veteran’s memorial, benches, seasonal plants

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Kaskaskia Island IL 62233 Randolph 0 mi
618-859-3741618-859-3741

The bell was rung as the island was captured from the British during the Revolutionary War by Col. George Rogers Clark and his “Long Knives.”

Rt. 3 South Chester IL 62233 Randolph 0 mi
618-826-4972618-826-4972

Shelters, picnic areas, swimming pool, playgrounds and tennis courts are laid out within the forested park.

4372 Park Rd. Ellis Grove IL 62241 Randolph 0 mi
618-859-3741618-859-3741

This cemetery was created when graves were moved from Kaskaskia Island to Fort Kaskaskia State Historic Site in the 1890s after a flood. According to one account 3,000 boxes were moved, some containing entire families.

1162 School St. Percy IL 62272 Randolph 0 mi
618-497-2380618-497-2380
201 Water St. Evansville IL 62242 Randolph 0 mi
618-853-2370618-853-2370

Boat launch, slips and a marina store are all that’s needed for a great day on the Kaskaskia River.

211 S. Main St. Red Bud IL 62278 Randolph 0 mi
618-282-7956618-282-7956
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1091 Franklin St. Carlyle IL 62231 Clinton 15.59 mi
618-594-7907618-594-7907

Built in the late 1800s as a private home, the museum holds many artifacts from the area, including genealogical material, books and periodicals on the history of the county. Every Thursday except the first Thursday of the month from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and by appointment.

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496 N. Second St. Breese IL 62230 Clinton 15.59 mi
618-526-0048618-526-0048

Peruse Breese’s history in photographs, memorials and on the granite pyramid in this neighborhood park. Benches and seasonal plants make this a quiet spot for rest and reflection.

807 E. Hanover St. New Baden IL 62265 Clinton 15.59 mi
618-588-3040618-588-3040
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525 N. Second St. Breese IL 62230 Clinton 15.59 mi
618-526-2866618-526-2866

The Showcase performs at the historic and newly renovated Avon Theatre. The season also includes a children’s play in the summer at North Park. Indoor performances October through April.

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