Village of Erie

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Office Open Monday-Friday

8:30 am-4:00 pm
901 8th Avenue
Erie, IL 61250
Phone: 309 659-7740

 

Erie School District: 309-659-2239; Website: www.ecusd.info

Erie High School, Erie Middle School, Erie Elementary School

Area Churches

 

Erie United Methodist Church: 811 8th Street, Erie, IL; 309-659-2541; Worship Service-9:00 am; Sunday School-10:15 am.

Erie Christian Church: 715 6th Avenue, Erie, IL; 309-659-2561; Worship Service-9 am; Sunday School-10:30 am.

Erie Baptist Church: 8th Avenue & 11th Street; 309-659-2163; Worship Service-10:25 am; Sunday School-9:15 am.

St. Ambrose Catholic Church: 820 5th Street, Erie, IL; 309-659-2781; Saturday Mass-4:00 pm; Sunday Mass- 8:30 am.

Newton Zion Reformed Church: 10645 Frog Pond Rd., Erie, IL; 309-659-2464; Worship Service-9:00 am; Sunday School-10:15 am

Fenton Methodist Church: 10019 Main Street, Fenton, IL; 815-778-3789; Worship Service-9:00 am; Sunday School-10:30 am.

Erie Evangelical Free Church: 1409 16th Avenue, Erie, IL; 309-659-7129; Worship Service-9:00 am; Sunday School-10:15 am.

Erie's History

 

1850 - The village of Erie was laid out.  First home built by Orville Brooks.

 

1852 - Erie Township was organized.

 

1854 - The first church was organized.

 

1855 - The first sawmill was built.

 

1868 - Thirst flourmill was built.

 

1869 - Railroad service to Erie.  Burchell's General Store opened.

 

1872 - The Village of Erie was incorporated. Joseph Grover was the first mayor.

 

1875 - The first newspaper was established and called the Erie Independent. The subscription cost was  $1.00 per year.

 

1881 - First telephone service in Erie.

 

1892 - First Erie Rock River bridge was built at a cost of $21, 500.00.

 

1896 - First High School was built. Six teachers employed; 1 primary, 1 intermediate, 1 grammar, 1 music and 2 others.

 

1903 - First bank opens in Erie.

 

1920- American Legion Post organized.

 

1925 - Village Square paved.

 

1932 - Last Erie Civil War Veteran dies.

 

So it began...the Erie Town "square" (which is really a triangle) was originally three Indian foot-paths, later a stage and wagon road and in 1915 was paved and took much of the appearance we see today. The words of Chief Black Hawk, are worth repeating..."Rock River was a beautiful country.  I like my towns and my corn fields, and the home of my people. I fought for it; it is now yours. It will produce you good crops."

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