Counties
Morgan County
District: 6
County Engineer: Matthew K. Coultas
Appointment Date: 2/1/2012
Address: P.O. Box 458
Jacksonville, IL 62651
Telephone: (217) 243-8491
Fax: (217) 243-2038
Email: highwaydept5@mchsi.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 January 31, 1823, Morgan County is named after Daniel Morgan, a General of the Revolution, who, as commander of the "Rifle Brigade," served with distinction at Quebec, Saratoga, the Cowpens, and other important engagements.


County Population: 34828
Land Area (Sq. Miles): 567
Assessed Valuation: 540847164
State Highway Mileage: 144
County Highway Mileage: 165
Township Highway Mileage: 730
Municipal Highway Mileage: 159
County Seat: Jacksonville
State House District(s): 100
State Senate District(s): 50
U.S. Congressional Distict(s): 18


Past Engineers
NameStartFinish
Lawrence V. Baldwin2/14/19144/30/1929
M.J. Benscoter5/1/19291/15/1933
W.J. Casler1/20/19338/24/1942
C.H. Harney8/25/194210/14/1947
M.J. Benscoter10/18/194712/31/1965
Reavis Drake1/1/196610/4/1966
Edgar A. Bobb10/10/196611/7/1969
M.J. Benscoter11/10/196912/31/1970
Jack L. Stovall1/1/19712/26/1979
Calvin Hance5/1/19791/30/2012