Counties
Coles County
District: 7
County Engineer: Richard Johnson
Appointment Date: 1/1/2007
Address: 651 Jackson St. Room 16, Courthouse
Charleston, IL 61920
Telephone: (217) 348-0527
Fax: (217) 348-7322
Email: rjohnson@co.coles.il.us


Engineer Bio:
Richard began his career in 1991 as an engineering technician with the Illinois Department of Transportation. After receiving his civil engineering degree from the University of Illinois in May of 2000, he began employment with the Macon County Highway Department. Richard was appointed Coles County Engineer in January of 2007.


County Background:
Established on December 25, 1830, Coles County originally included all of Douglas and Cumberland Counties. It is named after the second governor of the State of Illinois.


County Population: 53873
Land Area (Sq. Miles): 505
Assessed Valuation: 504258146
State Highway Mileage: 172
County Highway Mileage: 141
Township Highway Mileage: 744
Municipal Highway Mileage: 190
County Seat: Charleston
State House District(s): 110
State Senate District(s): 55
U.S. Congressional Distict(s): 19


Past Engineers
NameStartFinish
Harry Shine3/12/19193/1/1927
Frank E. Bishop4/17/19196/1/1927
O.W. Starbuck6/1/19276/1/1929
Howard E. Miller6/1/192912/31/1946
Leslie Akers6/9/19476/14/1971
Seneca M. Abell8/17/197112/31/1978
Randal L. Malone3/1/197912/31/1994
Fredrick J Sherer1/1/19957/11/2006