Cumberland County
District: 7
County Engineer: Ben Bland
Appointment Date: 12/1/2002
Address: 800 E. Industrial Drive
Toledo, IL 62468
Telephone: (217) 849-3441
Fax: (217) 849-2888

Engineer Bio:
Ben received his B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois in 1983. He was appointed County Engineer in Cumberland County in 2002. His prior work experience includes nineteen years with the Illinois Department of Transportation. While at IDOT, Ben served as a Resident Engineer, Design Squad Leader, and Local Roads Field Engineer, all in District 5, Paris. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in the state of Illinois.

County Background:
Established on March 2, 1843, Cumberland County is named after the Cumberland Road, named in its turn from the town of Cumberland, Maryland, which derived its name from the mountain range of the same name adopted, presumably, from the Cumberland mountains of great Britain.

County Population: 11048
Land Area (Sq. Miles): 343
Assessed Valuation: 89310738
State Highway Mileage: 110
County Highway Mileage: 66
Township Highway Mileage: 606
Municipal Highway Mileage: 42
County Seat: Toledo
State House District(s): 110
State Senate District(s): 55
U.S. Congressional Distict(s): 19

Past Engineers
John A. Decker12/13/19133/10/1947
George W. Henderson3/11/194712/1/1949
Jack K. Trotter1/9/19508/1/1956
William C. Gaffney2/1/195710/31/1965
Charles H. Austin9/1/19668/2/1967
Gary Wayne Maxwell1/1/197010/1/1974
E.J. Huffington10/1/19749/30/1984
Gary Wayne Maxwell10/16/198410/15/1990
Gary Kruger3/10/19918/28/2002