Welcome to the Village of Hamel
The Village of Hamel has always had the advantage of being at a crossroads. Andrew Jackson Hamel saw the opportunity in our location when he founded “Hamel’s Corner” in 1850, and today approximately 1,000 residents and 45 business owners enjoy the benefits of making Hamel their home.
We are a small but growing community that is proud of our Route 66 heritage and optimistic about our future. The Village of Hamel provides quick and easy access to the St. Louis area via Interstate 55, Illinois Route 157 and Illinois Route 140 and is part of Edwardsville Consolidated School Dist. 7.
The Village of Hamel is known by Route 66 fans from across the country and around the world for our connection to the Mother Road. Hamel has two original Route 66 attractions, The Tourist Haven Restaurant, now Weezy’s Route 66, and the “Church of the Neon Cross” St. Paul Lutheran.
As one of the fastest growing communities in the area we are planning for our future, but we value and respect our small-town appeal. The Village of Hamel offers a quiet and secure setting with strong local businesses and an active and friendly community that you can get to know.
Thanks for visiting our website. We look forward to you visiting the Village of Hamel soon.
Community Camera Program
Residents and business owners are invited to join a community-police effort to utilize privately owned video surveillance systems to assist in the Police in investigation of crimes in Hamel. To join, simply download and complete this Community Camera Enrollment Form and bring it into the Hamel Police Department at the Village Hall. We will create a user agreement in your name for you to sign. Additional information is in the user agreement. All information in the agreement is private.
2018 Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) Is Now Available
CLICK HERE to access our 2018 CCR. This report contains important information about the source and quality of your drinking water during 2018. For a paper copy, call (618) 633-2484.
Sign Up For CODERed
When signing up for the CodeRED Emergency Notification System you will also have the option to register for CodeRed Weather Warnings. Those that would like to be notified of weather warnings (NOT weather watches) must sign up. Weather warning notifications are designed to be delivered to targeted areas. If your address in in the path of the storm, you will receive notification via your registered phone, whether you register your landline or your cell phone. If you are not in the path of a storm warning, you will not receive a notification. No waking you up in the middle of the night if you are not in danger!