Counties
Henderson County
District: 4
County Engineer: Tom Hickman
Appointment Date: 8/29/2005
Address: P.O. Box 119
Stronghurst, IL 61480
Telephone: (309) 924-1751
Fax: (309) 924-1691
Email: thickman@Mediacombb.net


Engineer Bio:
The 2011 IACE Zone I Engineer is Tom Hickman. Tom is a 1976 graduate of the University of Maryland with a B.S. in Business and Management. He worked as an architectural draftsman in Silver Spring, MD from 1978 to 1982. In 1990 he received his B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Missouri at Rolla. He worked for Poepping, Stone & Bach, consulting engineers in Quincy from 1990 to 1997. He then went to work for the Logan County Highway Department in 1997 as Assistant County Engineer and then was appointed County Engineer in 1999. In 2005 he became the County Engineer for McDonough & Henderson Counties. Tom lives in Lincoln with his wife Sharon. They have two adult children. He enjoys fishing, playing tennis and shooting pool.


County Background:
Established on January 20, 1841, Henderson County originally was a part of Warren County. The County adopted its name from a county in the neighboring state of Kentucky, through the influence of emigrants from that state.


County Population: 7331
Land Area (Sq. Miles): 392
Assessed Valuation: 96925097
State Highway Mileage: 97
County Highway Mileage: 79
Township Highway Mileage: 441
Municipal Highway Mileage: 55
County Seat: Oquawka
State House District(s): 94
State Senate District(s): 47
U.S. Congressional Distict(s): 17


Past Engineers
NameStartFinish
C.R.A. Marshall3/11/191410/1/1930
E.C. Fort4/21/19316/15/1957
Jack A. Witt7/15/195710/31/1967
Senlo Distin11/1/196712/31/1973
Arthur J. Hessman1/1/19746/22/1976
C. Lawsen Corlew7/19/19769/25/1977
Charles E. Bowlyou9/26/197712/31/1977
Danny Lee Chilton1/1/19789/20/1979
Gilbert P. Meyer1/1/198012/31/1983
Wesley Rust1/1/198410/1/1986
Charles E. Bowlyou6/9/19874/30/1988
Dan C. Ratermann5/1/19889/30/2001
Joshua Richardson9/10/20025/1/2005