About Our Village
About the Village of Beckemeyer
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.
Major highways are a short drive away – Rt. 50 through the center of town, I-64 to the South, I-57 to the East, I-55 and I-70 to the North. Two airports serve the Beckemeyer area: Mid-America Airport located near Scott Air Force Base (30 miles away) and Lambert International Airport in St. Louis (70 miles away).
The Village of Beckemeyer is surrounded by fields and forests. If you are a young couple just beginning life or a senior citizen enjoying retirement – then Beckemeyer is your place to reside.
The Village has installed new sewer and water lines and is continually upgrading the sidewalks and curbing. There is a recycling program with 24 hour, lighted service at a building located next to Village Hall.
The town hosts many activities either at its two public parks or throughout the Village. In the winter, there is the Euchre Tournament, Pork Sausage Dinners and Wurstmarts.
In the Spring, Beckemeyer comes alive with the Lenten Fish Frys, the BCDC Chicken Dinner, Trivia Night at St. Anthony’s Parish, the Kentucky Derby Party and the Village-wide Rummage Sale.
As spring moves to summer, there is the Tractor Pull, the Softball Tournament, the infamous Lawn Mower Poker Run, St. Anthony’s Parish Picnic and a Car Show.
When the leaves begin to fall, Pork Sausage and Pancake Dinners begin again, along with the BCDC Cash Raffle, and Christmas Party.
191 East 1st Street
PO Box 278
Beckemeyer, IL 62219
191 E. First St.
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.