Named after Shadrach Bond, the first Governor of the State of Illinois. Bond served as Governor from October 6, 1818 to December 5, 1822. The county received its name the year before Bond was elected Governor.
Constructed around 1884, Bond County Courthouse is located in Greenville's present day public square.
Third Judicial Circuit (Fifth Appellate District)
Greenville, County Seat
Bond County Courthouse
200 W. College
Greenville, IL 62246
Named for James Madison, statesman and fourth president of the United States. He played a leading role in the Constitutional Convention (1787) and served two terms as president (1809–1817).
Madison County was formed before Illinois became a state. At the time of formation, the area was part of the Illinois Territory. In 1812, Madison County encompassed the majority of the state of Illinois. All of Illinois north of the current southern boundary of Madison County between the Mississippi and Wabash Rivers was part of the county.