Counties
Richland County
District: 7
County Engineer: Danny Colwell
Appointment Date: 10/13/2003
Address: 4334 N. Meridian Road
Olney, IL 62450
Telephone: (618) 392-3141
Fax: (618) 392-4529
Email: richlandhigheng@bspeedy.com


Engineer Bio:
Dan is a 1994 graduate of the civil engineer program at the University of Illinois. He worked for the City of Effingham before coming to Richland County.


County Background:
Established on February 24, 1841, Richland County adopted its name from a county in the neighboring state of Ohio through the influence of emigrants from that state.


County Population: 16233
Land Area (Sq. Miles): 358
Assessed Valuation: 143246906
State Highway Mileage: 65
County Highway Mileage: 142
Township Highway Mileage: 605
Municipal Highway Mileage: 85
County Seat: Olney
State House District(s): 109
State Senate District(s): 55
U.S. Congressional Distict(s): 19


Past Engineers
NameStartFinish
George W. Lowe7/27/19156/8/1919
Ed A. Phillips6/9/19192/20/1940
Frank L. Warren3/4/19402/25/1950
William R. Bridges7/11/19504/15/1982
Gary Maxwell4/26/19829/12/1982
Larry W. Houchin9/13/19826/13/1990
Gary Maxwell10/1/199012/1/1996
Gary D. Wenthe3/1/19976/30/2003