The county was formed in 1818 and is named in honor of Shadrack Bond
, the first governor of Illinois. It is located in southwestern Illinois and is touched by the Kaskaskia River
on its southeastern boundary.
The county seat is Greenville and the population on July 1, 1999, was 17,155, an increase of 2,164 over the 1990 census. The population in 1854 was 6,144.
Greenville College, built in 1855 and originally an all-female college, provides a four-year institution of higher learning for the area. Scenic Governor Bond Lake is located just north of the campus.
For information on county government, contact the National Association of Counties Web site.
Additional information is available at these pages:
Other Illinois Counties nearby:
(Greenville) Bond County
(Louisville) Clay County
(Carlyle) Clinton County
(Effingham) Effingham County
(Vandalia) Fayette County
(Carrollton) Greene County
10/17 Coming to The Greenville area
Belleville Art on the Square Belleville IL May17-19
Springfield Old Capitol Art Fair Springfield IL May18-19 Whether you are a serious art collector or are just developing an appreciation, there is original art here for you, in the form of jewelry, sculpture, photography, glassware, pottery, wood, metalwork, oils, watercolors, and other media.
International Horseradish Festival Collinsville IL May31-June2 Admission is always free, parking is always free and musical entertainment is always free at the Horseradish Festival.
Handy Blues and Barbecue Festival Henderson KY June12-15 The W.C. Handy Blues and Barbecue Festival has become one of the largest free music festivals in the nation, drawing attendants from just about every state and many countries. The festival is a celebration of the life and legacy of Henderson resident and 'Father of the Blues', William Christopher Handy.
Western Illinois Fair Griggsville IL June26-30 Loads of fun for the whole family. Food, entertainment, rides, games, agricultural exhibits, animals, commercial vendors, kids activities, plus a whole lot more.
Bluegrass in the Park Music and Folklife Festival Henderson KY August8-10 Invite all your friends and family. There will be something for everyone.