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: 

(309) 659-2239


Erie High School, Erie Middle School, Erie Elementary School



- Marcia Smith



- Jeff Wirth

- Kathy Kuhnen 

- Ella Bright

- Chad Weaver

- Becky Cox

- Keith Morgan


Village Treasurer

- Doug Wherry



- Teresa Byam-Adamson, Sewer/Water Clerk

- Gail Possley, Village Clerk


Police Department

- Chief Rollie Elder

- Brian Hawk

- Jessica Adams


Public Works Department

- Joel Papineau, Supervisor

- Shaun Meier

- Shannon Decker

- Brandon Bentley

- Terry Sullivan


Building Inspector

- Tod McCullough


Cemetery Sexton

- Steve Possley



The Village of Erie is an equal opportunity provider and employer.



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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