Counties
Franklin County
District: 9
County Engineer: Michael Rolla
Appointment Date: 6/1/2005
Address: 13034 Odd Fellow Lane
Benton, IL 62812
Telephone: (618) 439-0331
Fax: (618) 439-6411
Email: coengfranklincohwy@frontier.com


County Background:
Established on January 2, 1818, Franklin County is named after Benjamin Franklin, philosopher, statesman, diplomatist, author, printer, a member of the Continental Congress, Ambassador to France, and (before the Revolution) Deputy Postmaster General of the British Colonies in America.


County Population: 39561
Land Area (Sq. Miles): 427
Assessed Valuation: 186248190
State Highway Mileage: 142
County Highway Mileage: 141
Township Highway Mileage: 634
Municipal Highway Mileage: 272
County Seat: Benton
State House District(s): 118
State Senate District(s): 59
U.S. Congressional Distict(s): 19


Past Engineers
NameStartFinish
George F. Hampton12/22/19133/28/1918
W.E. Moore3/29/19187/11/1926
E.A. Webb7/12/19269/2/1950
Frank L. Parsens4/18/19526/30/1959
William C. Bundy7/1/19593/14/1972
Jack Licata9/1/19722/1/2005