Counties
Scott County
District: 6
County Engineer: Matthew K. Coultas
Appointment Date: 5/1/2004
Address: 251 W. Cross Street P.O. Box 49
Winchester, IL 62694
Telephone: (217) 742-5814
Fax: (217) 742-5895
Email: scotthwy@frontier.com


Engineer Bio:
Matt Coultas received a B.S. in Physics from Illinois College in 1996 and a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in 1996. Mr. Coultas previously worked for Poepping, Stone, Bach and Associates in Quincy, IL (1996-1998) and Benton and Associates in Jacksonville, IL (1998-2004) prior to becoming the Scott County Engineer in 2004. Mr. Coultas has been employed as the County Engineer for Morgan and Scott Counties, since 2012.


County Background:
Established on February 16, 1839, Scott County adopted its name from a county in the neighboring state of Kentucky through the influence of emigrants from that state.


County Population: 5355
Land Area (Sq. Miles): 250
Assessed Valuation: 69606397
State Highway Mileage: 66
County Highway Mileage: 70
Township Highway Mileage: 290
Municipal Highway Mileage: 33
County Seat: Winchester
State House District(s): 100
State Senate District(s): 50
U.S. Congressional Distict(s): 20


Past Engineers
NameStartFinish
George H. Vannier11/8/19136/1/1920
W.G. Watt12/20/19207/1/1922
Joe A. Young4/20/19314/1/1943
M.J. Benscoter4/7/194312/31/1947
W.G. Watt1/1/19481/6/1952
Willard W. Williams1/7/19525/15/1953
M.J. Benscoter5/18/19534/30/1954
Leo Bliss Willard5/1/195412/3/1965
Richard Dale Brown10/1/19666/28/1996
Edgar A. Bobb7/1/19964/26/2004