Info for Residents

2019 Consumer Confidence Report: The 2019 Consumer Confidence Report is now available to read, download and print here:
2019 Consumer Confidence Report.

Yard waste pick up is available the first Monday in April and will continue every Monday through October unless there is a holiday and weather permitting! Check with Village Hall to find out if yard waste pickup will continue after October. You can purchase your yard waste stickers at Village Hall for $1.50, local businesses do keep a small supply on hand if you run out.
Please note: each bag or bundle must be tagged with a sticker; ONLY craft bags are accepted; no cans or plastic bags! Brush must be bundled in 4' lengths with a maximum weight of a bundle or bag of 40 lbs.

Village Wide Yardsales are always held the first weekend on May and the first weekend in October.

Water bill payment options:There Are Several Ways To Pay Your Bill... You can use the drop box in front of Village Hall (NO CASH), you can sign up for automatic ACH withdrawals at Village Hall or you can also pay your bill at Porters. If you pay at Porter’s, you must bring your statement with you!

You can use this link to pay your bills online! You may also pay your bill by calling 833-733-6289.

All bills are due on the 5th day of each month! Although Village Hall is closed, payments can be made over the phone with a debit/credit card.

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Meeting Schedule - Holiday Schedule

FOIA

The Village of Hampton is a municipality incorporated and organized under the laws of the State of Illinois for the purpose of providing its residents with the following services:

Offices: The Village of Hampton has certain functional subdivisions which are shown on Table 1 attached hereto. The approximate amount of the operating budget of the Village of Hampton is $1,801,746.96. The Village offices are located at:

Village Hall
520 1st Avenue
Hampton,IL 61256
309-755-7165

Police Department
901 4th Street
Hampton, IL 61256
309-496-2340
Non-Emergency: 309-797-0401

Fire Rescue Department
609 3rd Avenue
Hampton, IL 61256
309-755-6182

Maintenance Building
903 4th Street
Hampton, IL 61256

Heritage Center on the Mississippi
251 South State Avenue
Hampton, IL 61256
309-755-8398

Municipal Records Directory:

Village of Hampton

Any person requesting records of the Village of Hampton may make such a request either in person, orally or in writing at the Village Clerk's office located at 520 First Avenue, PO Box 77. Such request should be made to Ms. Michelle Reyes, FOIA Officer at such address. Another method would be by mailing, faxing or emailing a written request to Ms. Michelle Reyes specifying in particular the records requested to be disclosed and copied. All written requests should be addressed to the FOIA Officer at the address of the Clerk's office. If you desire that any records be certified, you must indicate that in your request and specify which records must be certified.

The fees for any such records, if the person requesting the records wishes them to be copied, are as follows:

Code of Ordinances

Flood Plan

Part 1 - Part 2 - Part 3 - Part 4 - Part 5 - Part 6 - Written Notes

History

Several histories and numerous articles have been published on our Historical Society's website detailing the arrival of the founders in 1828 through the centennial celebrations in 1938. The Village, first named McNeal's Landing, then Milan and finally, Hampton, was founded by two young men who arrived by river to harvest the dense forests of hardwood trees. Hampton became a regular steamboat stop. The sawmills that sprang up provided fuel, raw material for household items and building materials for the pioneers heading west using the Hampton ferry to get across the river to new territories.

Enormous growth took place in the mid-1800's as settlers passed through after shopping for their basic needs. Some settled to open stores, build grist and lumber mills, farm the rich soil and fish the river.

Hampton boasted many firsts: A ferry that would take wagons, livestock and families to the Iowa side after stopping at the first large, mercantile store (now the Brettun & Black Museum). The Brettun & Black store had the first elevator in the Midwest. By 1852, the first doctor and pharmacy had located near the waterfront.

West-bound pioneers had no place to purchase provisions or replace household items after leaving DeKalb or between Galena and Hampton. In Hampton, pioneers could visit a barber (who probably also did duty as the Village Dentist), saloon, blacksmith and wagon repair shops, pottery and barrel makers before continuing on their journey. The only place to shop was, the Brettun & Black store, where travelers, steamboat crews, miners and their families could find seeds, provisions, plows, fabric, tools, dishes, barrels of salt pork and whiskey were offered. After harvesting their crops, farmers would return via ferry and have their grains ground to flour or corn meal at one of Hampton's grist mills. Many of the grinding stones are yet to be found here.

Congregational, Methodist and Catholic churches served early visitors and the community. A hotel accommodated land or steamboat passengers plus the specialty riverboat pilots who were hired to navigate the 11 mile stretch of rapids that ran from Campbell's Island to Rapids City, Illinois.

The railroad arrived in the late 1850's. A legal settlement of a dispute with the railroad provided the funds for the classic Village Hall, currently in use on First Avenue. The riverboat traffic tapered off as the railroad began to flourish as coal mines began operations above the town on the bluffs. For a short time, the river road was on the route of the stage coaches running between Rock Island and Galena.

Hampton was a prime location for "clammers" to camp on the beach and harvest millions of the native mussels in the hope of finding Mississippi Pearls. The clam meat was sold to area farmers to fatten their hogs. Westward bound pioneers also purchased barrels of salted pork to supplement their food supplies until harvest. Boats stopping at the Brettun & Black store took supplies down river to union soldiers.

Hampton's Civil War ratio of soldiers to citizens was the highest in the country. Hampton volunteers served in every branch of the service in subsequent conflicts. Patriotism is still a prominent characteristic of the Hampton community, which built and maintains two veteran's memorials.

The soldier's monument next to Village Hall was built on the site of the first log cabin and birthplace of the first non-native child born in Rock Island County. The GAR memorial, located in Hampton Cemetery, was refurbished and a list of veteran's names was encased in a podium there.

Steamboats, railroads, stagecoaches and "hard roads" brought pioneers and settlers to the Hampton area. The scenic beauty, convenient location and small community friendliness have made Hampton a very desirable place to stay.

Hampton's Historical Society is very active and always welcomes inquiries and new members. The Society also runs the only museum on the QCA Bike Path at Brettun & Black's Mercantile Store Museum.

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