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Godfrey is a village in Madison County, Illinois, United States. The population was 17,982 at the 2010 census. Godfrey is located within the Greater St. Louis metropolitan area.GeographyGodfrey is located at .According to the 2010 census, Godfrey has a total area of 36.638sqmi, of which 34.64sqmi is land and 1.998sqmi is water.The southwestern boundary of the village is a wall of limestone bluffs along the Mississippi River. Approximately upstream is the mouth of the Illinois River. The Missouri River empties into the Mississippi downstream. Godfrey retains the status of a village and is a mixture of small business, agriculture, and upper middle class housing developments.HistoryThe village is named for Captain Benjamin Godfrey, a native New Englander, who arrived in the area in 1832. 1838 saw the establishment of the Monticello Female Seminary, later renamed Monticello College. Captain Godfrey, the father of eight daughters, was an advocate of higher education for women and made a large donation of funds and land for the college. Monticello operated as a two-year college for women until the campus was sold in 1970 to establish Lewis and Clark Community College. Monticello's final class graduated in 1971.The nearby mouth of the Missouri River was the starting point for the expedition of Lewis and Clark
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