It’s hard to believe a small village like Godley could have ever been considered a “booming” town. But it was. In the glory days of coal mining Godley, which was incorporated in 1888, commercial business was lively.
Godley is home to the Illinois Route 66 Mining Museum and has a rich mining history. Godley is a great stop on your Route 66 trek where you can learn more about how many towns along Route 66.