Godfrey is one of Illinois' newest municipalities. Located approximately 35 miles north of St. Louis, the Village was incorporated in 1991 as a result of a vote by the residents.
While the Village of Godfrey is one of Illinois' newest municipalities, it is also one of its largest communities. At over 36 square miles, the Village of Godfrey is the eighth largest municipality in terms of geographic area in the State of Illinois.
The Village of Godfrey has developed as a primarily residential community, consisting of a population of approximately 17,982. Much of the Village of Godfrey remains devoted to agricultural uses or remains in a natural state.
The Village of Godfrey has been rapidly developing in recent years. With the completion of ongoing highway projects, including the completion of Illinois Route 255, additional explosive growth is anticipated. Soon, the Village of Godfrey will see not only ongoing residential growth, but commercial development as well.
Come visit the Village of Godfrey and begin to experience what a wonderful place it is to live.