St. Jacob Information

General Information

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St. Jacob Illinois is a quiet community with an abundance of open spaces and small-town atmosphere, as well as family oriented community values. Set in the rural landscape of Southwestern Illinois, our small Village lets you step back in time to a place that is perfect to raise children or just enjoy the peacefulness of quiet streets and great neighbors.

In St. Jacob you will find business that are locally owned and managed such as the State Bank of St. Jacob and Home Telephone and Entertainment. This local ownership will ensure that you will receive the kind of personal service and support that your coworkers in St. Louis and other communities will only look at with envy and disbelief.

Other local shopping districts, as well as doctors, hospital and other professional services can be found within five miles of St. Jacob by visiting either the cities of Highland to the east or Troy to the west.

The Triad school district also offers one of the finest public educations in the state of Illinois. The district consistently ranks as one of the best, and provides a local neighborhood school located in the heart of the Village, as well as a modern high school that is just 4 miles west of town.

While residents pride themselves with the small town values that are found in everyday life, they also enjoy the luxuries of a modern and thriving metropolitan region. Located 25 miles east of downtown St. Louis, residents are only twenty-minute drives from major sporting events, shopping centers and entertainment districts, as well as the many other amenities that a major metropolitan region would have to offer.

Located within ten minutes of four major interstates, St Jacob is an easy commute to almost anywhere in the metropolitan area and is quickly becoming the perfect place to call home.Click to visit the official St. Jacob Home Page

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St. Jacob Services

Mayor

Richard Schiefer
213 N Douglas St,
St Jacob, IL
(618) 644-5666

St Jacob Fire District

Fire Chief: Scott Prange
203 E 2nd St.
St Jacob, IL
Non Emergency Phone Number: 618-644-5751
Fax Number: 618-644-4637
Information Line: 618-644-4636

St Jacob Police Department

213 N Douglas St.
St Jacob, IL 62281
(618) 644-5654

St Jacob Village Clerk

Kathleen Becker
213 N Douglas St,
St Jacob, IL
(618) 644-5666

Village Hall

213 N. Douglas
St. Jacob, Illinois 62281
Mailing Address:
PO Box 97
St. Jacob, Illinois 62281
Phone: 618-644-5666
E-Mail Address: info@stjacobil.us

St. Jacob History

The first house built in St. Jacob (initially called St. Jacobs) was built by Jacob Shultz, where he sold whiskey by the gallon. In 1849, Jacob Schroth started a store; he bought 2 ½ acre off the corner of Jacob Shultz's farm; he built a small house(since enlarged), now the St. Jacob House. He entertained travelers and had a wagon-yard in in connection with his saloon and store. In June 1851 he got a post office established and because his name was Jacob and Jacob was the original owner of the land and the blacksmiths name was Jacob they concluded to name the place of the then crossroads St. Jacobs. Mr Schroth continued his business here until his death in 1860. His wife was then commissioned post-mistress and continued the business many years, in 1850 Jacob Willi started a blacksmith shop and worked at his trade several years. The third house was put up in Louis Sciele. It is in part now the Pfaezer Hof. Mr Schiele in 1866 laid out the town of St. Jacobs in the southeast quarter of the southeast quarter of section 9. The village increased principally around the Schroth corner and on the St Louis wagon road, until the construction of the railroad since which the growth has been almost entirely toward the depot. There were about 20 houses in the place before the railroad was built. The census of 1880 gave it a population of 461. Dr. Buck was the first physician. In 1866 Edward Dee and William C. M'Alilly built a saw mill in quarter of a mile north of the town. They afterward sawed out a frame and put up a small grist mill and then took into partnership with them Charles Valier who was a practical miller. The mill commenced grinding in 1869; since that time it has been owned by several different parties. The saw mill has long since been abandoned. The mill has been greatly improved from time to time and it now stands a substantial frame, 4 stories high, with basement, having 4 run of burrs and a capacity of 125 barrels per day. It is owned and operated by Joseph Pecler and Jacob Willi. The saw mill near the depot was put up in 1880 now owned by John Bartle. The Independent Bucket factory was started in June 1881, by John Shaefer.

St. Jacob Churches

We encourage you to visit any of our churches listed below. This website will help you with direct contact information. We have made available a printable brochure/guide to the churches in our area. Click here to see the printable brochure.

St. Jacob United Church of Christ

St. Jacob United Church of Christ
207 W. Main Street
St. Jacob, IL 62281
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St. Jacob United Church of Christ is a small, but active, church dedicated to our community and spreading the word of God's love and forgiveness.

Sunday:
9 a.m. Sunday School
10:15 a.m. Church Service

Bethel Baptist Church

Bethel Baptist Church
7775 Collinsville Road
Troy, IL 62294
Phone:618-667-6122
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Sunday:
8:00 a.m. Adult Bible Study
9:20 a.m. 1st Worship Service Bible Study (all ages)
10:45 a.m. 2nd Worship Service Bible Study (all ages)
Wednesday:
6:00 p.m. AWANA and Adult Classes

Copper Creek Christian Church

Copper Creek Christian Church
2184 Vadalabene
Maryville, IL 62062
Phone:618-288-9620
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Sunday:
9:30 am - Worship Service 
11:00 - 11:45 am - Sunday School
Wednesday:
6:00 - 8:00 pm
The Creek (Jr. & Sr. High)
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First Baptist Church Maryville

First Baptist Church Maryville
7110 State Route 162
Maryville, IL 62062
Phone:618-667-0650
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Church and Elementary School

Sunday Services:
8:15, 9:30, & 10:55 a.m.
Wednesday Evenings:
Activities for All Ages, 7:00 p.m.

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Friedens United Church of Christ

Friedens United Church of Christ
207 E. Center
Troy, IL 62294
Phone:618-667-6006
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Sunday:
10:15 a.m. Worship
9:00 a.m. Sunday School

Gateway Family Church

Gateway Family Church
97 Oaklawn Dr.
Glen Carbon, IL 62034
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Greater Glory Family Church is a contemporary non-denominational church. We have members from every background and race, all with one common heart, to express the love of God to others.

Sunday:
10:00 a.m. Morning Service
6:00 p.m. Evening Service

Wednesday:
7:00 p.m. Service
7: 15 p.m. Youth Service

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church and School

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church and School
1300 Beltline Road
Collinsville, IL 62234
Phone:618-344-3156
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The purpose of Good Shepherd Lutheran School is to provide each student with a quality Christian education. We recognize that this begins with the premise that Jesus Christ is our Lord and Savior and in Him we have eternal life. The curriculum and all activities are developed around this premise.

Sunday Worship: 8:00 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.
Nursery available for children three years and younger.
Sunday School & Bible Classes:
9:15 a.m. (For all ages)
Nursery available for children three years and younger.
Saturday Worship: 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday Worship 6:15 - 6:45 p.m.

New Rivers Assembly of God

New Rivers Assembly of God
2620 N. Center St.
Maryville, IL 62062
Phone:618-344-7965
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Sunday: 
10:00 a.m - PowerHouse Kids
10:00 a.m. - Morning Worship
6:00 - 8:00 p.m. - Youth Group
Wednesday:
 9:30 a.m. Ladies Prayer and Bible Study
7:00 p.m. Breakout

Pathway Church

Pathway Church
312 S. Main St
Troy, IL 62294
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We are a Reformed Baptist Community of believers that are biblically based and relationship driven.

Worship Celebration Service:
Sundays at 10am

Weekly Prayer Gathering:
Tuesdays at 6am

Thursdays at 5:30pm:
Troy and Collinsville Gospel Communities

Pentecostals of Troy (The)

Pentecostals of Troy (The)
8965 Rt. 162, PO Box 538
Troy, IL 62294
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Sundays - 9:30 a.m. - Christian Education classes for all ages 10:30 a.m.- Sunday Morning Worship. Wednesdays 7 p.m. Evening Worship 7 p.m. - Christian Education classes for all ages. We offer rides to every church service and event. Bible Study classes for ladies and home friendship groups meet weekly in Troy. The host of Angel Food Ministries. We are committed to connecting and developing a deeper relationship with God, each other and our community by exploring the Word of God, public and private worship, fellowship and evangelism.

St. Jerome Catholic Church

St. Jerome Catholic Church
511 S. Main
Troy, IL 62294
Phone:618-667-2697
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Sunday Masses:
8:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
Weekday Masses
6:15 a.m. Tues. and Thurs.
8:00 a.m. Wed. and Fri.
Saturday Mass: 4:00 p.m.

St. Michael's Episcopal Church

St. Michael's Episcopal Church
111 O'Fallon Troy Road
O'Fallon, IL 62269
Phone:618-622-4980
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Sunday Services at 9:30 A.M.
Sunday school at 9:15 A.M. No Sunday School from June - August.
Nursery is provided.



St. Paul Lutheran Church

St. Paul Lutheran Church
106 North Border Street
Troy, IL 62294
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Saturday:
6:00 p.m. Worship
Sunday:
9:15 a.m. Sunday school
8:00 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. Worship

The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army
3007 E. 23rd Street
Granite City, IL 62040
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We are a Church first and a Social Services Agency (Food pantry and other personal help to the less fortunate).

Troy United Methodist Church

Troy United Methodist Church
407 Edwardsville Road
Troy, IL 62294
Phone:618-667-7748
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Sundays:
Worship at:
8:00, 9:00, 10:30 & 10:35am
Children's Ministry & Journey Groups at:
9:00 & 10:30am
Wednesday: Worship at 6:00pm

St. Jacob Schools

St. Jacob Elem School

309 Jacob Street
PO Box 217
St. Jacob, IL 62281
(618) 644-2541
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Other Area Schools

Triad Middle School

9539 US Highway 40
St. Jacob, IL 62281
(618) 644-5511
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Triad High School

703 East Highway 40
Troy, IL 62294
(618) 667-5409
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Triad School District

P.O. Box 360, 203 E. Throp
Troy, IL 62294
(618) 667-8851
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Marine Elementary

725 W. Division St.
PO Box 398
Marine, IL 62061
(618) 667-5404
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Maryville Christian School

7110 State Route 162
Maryville, Illinois 62062
Phone: 618-667-8221
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Maryville Elem School

6900 West Main Street
Maryville, IL 62062
Phone: 618-346-6262
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Collinsville Middle School

9649 Collinsville Road
Collinsvile, IL 62234
Phone: 618-343-2100
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Collinsville High School

2201 South Morrison
Collinsville, IL 62234
Phone: 618-346-6320
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St. John Neumann

142 Wilma Drive
Maryville, IL 62062-5435
(618) 345-7230
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Silver Creek Elementary

209 N. Dewey Street
Troy, IL 62294
(618) 667-5403
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C.A. Henning

520 E. Highway 40
Troy, IL 62294
(618) 667-5401
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St. Paul Lutheran

106 N. Border Street
Troy, IL 62294
(618) 667-6681
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Troy Early Childhood

803 Americana
Troy, IL 62294
(618) 667-9350

Second Location:
111 E. Charter Street
Troy, IL 62294
(618) 667-3131
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Five Star Learning Center

7334 State Rt. 162
Troy, IL 62294
(618) 505-1234

Kool Kids Day Care Child Development Center

210 E. US Hwy 40
Troy, Illinois
618-667-6316
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1st Step Learning Center

407 Edwardsville Road
Troy, IL 62294
(618) 667-6241 Ext. 13
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A Place 2 Grow Child Care & Learning Center Inc.

40 Dorothy Dr.
Troy, IL 62294
618-667-4998
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The Goddard School

801 S. Arbor Vitae
Edwardsville, Illinois 62025
(618)-692-9464
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Colleges

McKendree University

701 College Road
Lebanon, Illinois 62254
(618) 537-4481
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Lindenwood College

2600 West Main
Belleville, IL 62226
618-222-1050
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Southwestern Illinois College

4950 Maryville Road
Granite City, IL 62040
(618) 931-0600
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Greenville College

315 E College Ave.
Greenville, Illinois 62246
(618)-664-2800
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Tri-Township Library

Tri-Township Library in Troy ILThe Tri-Township Library has so much to offer. The library offers a large variety of books, videos and CD’s. In addition, you may stop by the library at 209 South Main or visit the website.

The first Friday and the second Saturday of each month, the Friends of the Library have a book sale in the basement of the library. You can donate your old books and magazines during open library hours. Or you can visit the sale between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on the dates noted.

Story & Craft Hour: visit www.troylibrary.org

GED CLASSES. Southwestern Illinois College hosts GED classes at the library twice a year. Classes meet in the Community Room on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:00 p.m. to 8:50 p.m. for 8 weeks. Register for the course at the first meeting. For future course availability or other questions - call 1-618-235-2700, extension 5525, e-mail or click on this link.

VOTER REGISTRATION. Registrars are normally available at the library Monday through Friday, 9-5, and Saturday 9-4.  To register, a person must show two types of identification: one must have the current address, and one must be a photo I.D. It is also required to use the social security number (at least the last four digits) or the driver's license number.  For more information about upcoming elections and early voting or absentee voting, see http://www.madisonvotes.com/

LIBRARY BOARD MEETING. The library board meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm (unless noted otherwise). The public is encouraged to attend as plans for the future of the library are discussed.

GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY MEETING. First Wednesday of each month at 7:00 pm (unless noted otherwise). For more information about the Troy Genealogical Society, visit our Genealogy page.

HISTORICAL SOCIETY MEETING Third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm (unless noted otherwise). For more information about the Troy Historical Society, visit our Troy History page.

NOTARY SERVICE. The library has two staff members who are licensed notaries. Service is available most weekdays during normal library hours for a $1.00 fee. Call ahead to ensure one of our notaries will be available when you come.

St. Jacob Park

St. Jacob IL Village Park

St Jacob Township Park
(618) 644-9212
239 W Main St.
St Jacob, IL