Welcome to the website for the Village of Evansville, Illinois.
Village of Evansville President, Clerk and Board of Trustees would like
to welcome you to our beautiful community located on the banks of the
Kaskaskia River. Our Village has many points of interest to offer and
we hope you enjoy it.
QUICK FACTS ABOUT EVANSVILLE, ILLINOIS:
Evansville is the only community in Randolph County that is directly
situated on the banks of the beautiful Kaskaskia River. It is in an
area of good soil fertility and is close to the major potential lake
sites in the county.
Evansville is expected to continue to grow as area and regional development exert their influences on population.
Evansville is an agriculturally oriented trading and service center,
and is also the location of a relatively large grain loading facility,
operated by Gateway Farm Service. Evansville is becoming more of a
residence center for community workers. The community is well situated
with respect to the prospects of benefiting from the development of
Randolph County's resources in the future.
Land Use and Housing:
Evansville has more land within the village limits than it is using.
Its housing stock is generally in good condition, but the range of
housing types is limited. Zoning Codes have been in effect for over 25
years providing for a more organized constriction plan. New
construction is in compliance of BOCA National Building Code
Regulations of 1993.
Transportation and Circulations:
Evansville has relatively good north and south access over Illinois
Route 3, but is less well served in other directions. Its streets
are adequate for present and expected future traffic loads if improved
to standards and given adequate maintenance; with the reclassification
of County route 4 per traffic demands, the main thoroughfare has also
been upgraded which has allowed for an increase of agriculture commerce.
The most clearly visible prospect for Evansville is to reap some of the
benefits from the continuing trend for recreation and travel. It is
near the Mississippi River. Being situated on the Kaskaskia River and
near scenic spots in the Kaskaskia Bluffs, it is a prime spot for