Village of Erie
Office Open Monday-Friday
8:30 am-12:30, 1:00-4:00 pm
740 Main Street
Erie, IL 61250
Phone: (309) 659-7740
Erie School District:
Erie High School, Erie Middle School, Erie Elementary School
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.
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."