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Encyclopedia > River Bend (Illinois)

The River Bend is a small region in central Illinois that comprises parts of 3 counties: Madison, Calhoun, and Jersey. The name comes from a section of Mississippi River that goes east-west instead of north-south, causing an bend in the river. In this area, two other major rivers, the Missouri and the Illinois will join the Mississippi River. This section of the Mississippi River is known as the Alton Lake.


The part in Madison County that locals consider part of the River Bend is the section north of Interstate 270 and west of Illinois Route 159. This page is about the St. ... Illinois Route 159 is a north-south state road in southwestern Illinois. ...


See Also

  • Meeting of the Great Rivers
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