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.




Freedom of Information Act
Freedom of Information Act


If you are the owner of a vehicle (an “Applicable Vehicle”), that passed through electric arc furnace dust at the intersection of IL Route 140 and IL Route 157 in Hamel, IL, on June 11, 2019, between the hours of 10:50 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. (noon), you have the option of having the Applicable Vehicle decontaminated (whether necessary or not) at no cost to you, including washing of the Applicable Vehicle’s exterior, wiping down of the Applicable Vehicle’s interior, and replacing of the Applicable Vehicle’s cabin air filter.

If you would like to schedule a decontamination of an Applicable Vehicle, either in Hamel, IL, or at a remote location, contact the following:

  • Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.: Terry Jones at 270-908-2120.
  • After hours and on weekends: Jim Coiner at 931-994-8132, or Darrel Kell at 270-210-1636

You will be sent an Eligibility Form, seeking the following information:

  • Name, address, and contact information of owner of Applicable Vehicle
  • Make, model, and license plate number of Applicable Vehicle
  • Name, address, and contact information of the individual drive and passenger(s) in the
  • Applicable Vehicle at the time that the Applicable Vehicle drove through the intersection
  • Approximate time that the Applicable Vehicle drove through the intersection
  • Path of travel of the Applicable Vehicle through the intersection

If the information in the Eligibility Form is confirmed through review of video of the intersection or through other means, you will be contacted to schedule a decontamination of the Applicable Vehicle.