The first lots of the city of Greenville were laid out by land and business owner George Davidson in 1815. Less than two years later, on January 4, 1817, Bond County was formed out of Madison County to its west; and, on the 3rd of December, 1818, Illinois became the 21st state of the Union. Greenville was established as the county seat of Bond County in 1821. Read more about our county's Rich History!
In 2017, Bond County celebrates its 200th anniversary. The Bicentennial Planning Committee of Bond County, Illinois is sponsored in part by the non-profit organization Bond County Historical Society and has been formed to plan and organize events in preparation for the months-long celebration.
Celebrate Bond County's 200th birthday with events, exhibits, tours, and commemorations from January through September of our Bicentennial year. Click Events for our full schedule, or check back on our Welcome page to find out what's happening next.
Our Bicentennial is an historic year to visit Bond County. To plan your trip, visit or contact the Greenville Tourism Office inside the Greenville Chamber of Commerce for information on lodging, dining, recreation, and entertainment based in the county seat of Greenville, Illinois.