Kampsville, Illinois

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Kampsville is a village in Calhoun County, Illinois, United States, located on the west bank of the Illinois River. The population was 350 at the 2000 census.


General information

The Kampsville ferry operates across the Illinois River and connects the Kampsville segment of Illinois Route 108 with its remainder in Greene County. The ferry is free and runs 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It is one of two permanent ferries operated by the Illinois Department of Transportation.

The village is the base of operations for the Center for American Archeology, an educational and research organization dedicated to the archeological understanding of the Native Americans and of the European settlers in the region. It contains exhibits demonstrating evidence of 7,000 years of human habitation excavated at the Koster Site in nearby Greene County, Illinois.


Kampsville is located at 39°17′54″N 90°36′44″W / 39.29833°N 90.61222°W / 39.29833; -90.61222 (39.298417, -90.612311).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.2 square miles (3.2 km²), of which, 1.0 square miles (2.6 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.6 km²) of it (17.74%) is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 302 people, 133 households, and 82 families residing in the village. The population density was 296.2 people per square mile (114.3/km²). There were 161 housing units at an average density of 157.9/sq mi (60.9/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 95.70% White, 0.33% Native American, 0.99% Asian, 1.99% from other races, and 0.99% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.66% of the population.

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