Community Events

Beckemeyer Community Events can be found on our Calendar.  Make sure you check it out.  If you have an event to add - please call the Village Hall!

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Recreational Activities

Beckemeyer boasts a variety of recreational Activities.  If we don't offer it then you can find it close by. 


Schools & Churches

Beckemeyer has the convenience of having public and private grade schools and high schools within a few minutes drive.

About Our Village

about our village picture

Beckemeyer is located in the heart of Clinton County, Illinois. A growing rural community situated just 45 minutes east of St. Louis, Missouri. Because Beckemeyer is just 5 minutes from Carlyle Lake, it offers the option of outdoor entertainment along with the quiet of rural living. 


Village History

Village History Picture

The first immigrants came to Illinois by the Mississippi River. As the settlers increased, they ventured east until they reached Silver Creek, near Lebanon. After this venture, many settlers wanted to try a different route. They packed up what few belongings they had and headed south.


Coal Miner Monument

Coal Miner Monument

Joseph Koch left for work early on the morning of March 25, 1947. He rode the 40 miles with many other men from the Village of Beckemeyer to the Centralia Coal Mine Company No. 5 in Wamac, Illinois. Later that day, a violent explosion rocked the mine, trapping it’s victims in the rubble.


Contact Info

  • Beckemeyer Village Hall
  • 191 East 1st Street
    PO Box 278
    Beckemeyer, IL 62219
  • Phone: 618-227-8331
  • Email: villageofbec@ezeeweb.com
  • Carrie Jurgensmeyer
    ADA Coordinator
  • Nathan Koehler
    Zoning Administrator


  • Mayor:  Dennis Rakers
  • Treasurer:  Steve Kelso
  • Legal Advisor: Richard Kuiken
  • Deputy Village Clerk/Office Manager: Carrie Jurgensmeyer
  • Clerk: Lisa Lammers
  • Police Chief:  Tom Ellis
  • ESDA Coordinator: Rodney Rakers


  • Bob Crippen
  • Roland Kampwerth
  • Josh Mensing
  • Luke Baker
  • Jeremy Pate