Counties
Jefferson County
District: 9
County Engineer: Brandon Simmons
Appointment Date: 5/16/2011
Address: 750 Old Fairfield Road
Mt. Vernon, IL 62864
Telephone: (618) 244-8031
Fax: (618) 242-3392
Email: countyengineer@jeffil.us


Engineer Bio:
Brandon Simmons received his Bachelors in Civil Engineering from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale in 1999. He worked for the Missouri Department of Transportation for 11 years before returning to Southern Illinos as the Jefferson County Engineer in 2011.


County Background:
Established on March 26, 1819, Jefferson County originally included all of Marion County. The County is named after U.S. President Thomas Jefferson.


County Population: 38827
Land Area (Sq. Miles): 578
Assessed Valuation: 279195703
State Highway Mileage: 143
County Highway Mileage: 194
Township Highway Mileage: 907
Municipal Highway Mileage: 162
County Seat: Mt. Vernon
State House District(s): 115
State Senate District(s): 58
U.S. Congressional Distict(s): 20


Past Engineers
NameStartFinish
Tony C. Pitchford12/20/19133/9/1920
John D. Breeze3/10/19206/14/1926
James Payne6/15/19263/5/1939
Tony C. Pitchford3/6/19395/28/1945
D.F. Maze5/29/194510/10/1945
Ben Hunter11/13/19458/6/1946
William Phillips8/7/194611/15/1950
Fred A. Curl11/16/195011/11/1951
Tony C. Pitchford11/12/195111/30/1953
Fred Curl12/1/19534/15/1956
Tony C. Pitchford5/7/19566/10/1956
Jack Trotter6/11/19569/11/1997
Steve Schnake5/25/19982/1/2011