Welcome to the website for the Village of Evansville, Illinois.
The 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 recreation development.