Knox County
District: 4
County Engineer: Duane J. Ratermann
Appointment Date: 11/17/1999
Address: 1214 U.S. Hwy 150 East
Knoxville, IL 61448
Telephone: (309) 289-2514
Fax: (309) 289-4512

Engineer Bio:
Duane received his B.S. in Civil Engineering from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville in 1988. He has been with Knox County Highway Department since June 1988 working as a Civil Engineer until his appointment to County Engineer in 1999.

County Background:
Established on January 13, 1825, Knox County is named after Henry Knox, a soldier of the Revolution who commanded the storming party at Stony Point; later a Major General and Washington's Secretary of War. When originally formed, Knox County included about half the State of Illinois, all of Indiana, and parts of Ohio, Michigan, and Wisconsin as these states exist at present.

County Population: 52919
Land Area (Sq. Miles): 712
Assessed Valuation: 731476000
State Highway Mileage: 185
County Highway Mileage: 257
Township Highway Mileage: 870
Municipal Highway Mileage: 274
County Seat: Galesburg
State House District(s): 74, 93
State Senate District(s): 37, 51
U.S. Congressional Distict(s): 17, 18

Past Engineers
Harley M. Butt3/18/191412/31/1917
A.L. Richey1/1/19189/15/1923
H.M. Roy3/1/192412/1/1926
A.R. Smith6/22/19273/17/1937
Otto W. Goerlich3/18/19377/13/1945
Harry N. Smith7/14/194512/16/1952
G.W. Henderson5/1/19536/30/1967
Jack A. Witt9/15/19674/7/1984
Francis L. Griffin4/9/198411/1/1999