Counties
Ford County
District: 3
County Engineer: Gregory Perkinson
Appointment Date: 8/16/2004
Address: 305 N. Highway 54
Roberts, IL 60962
Telephone: (217) 395-2206
Fax: (217) 395-2207
Email: fordcohi@maxwire.net


Engineer Bio:
Greg received his B.S. in Civil Engineering from the Unversity of Illinois in 1970. After serving in the U.S. Army for two years, he worked for IDOT, District 3, until 2002. After a brief retirement, he returned to his home county in 2004 to serve as the County Engineer.


County Background:
Established on February 17, 1859, Ford County is named after the 8th Governor of the State of Illinois, Thomas Ford. Ford County was the 102nd and last county to be established in the State of Illinois.


County Population: 13700
Land Area (Sq. Miles): 486
Assessed Valuation: 276000000
State Highway Mileage: 136
County Highway Mileage: 108
Township Highway Mileage: 725
Municipal Highway Mileage: 80
County Seat: Paxton
State House District(s): 106
State Senate District(s): 53
U.S. Congressional Distict(s): 15


Past Engineers
NameStartFinish
C.F. Helman4/22/19149/13/1921
S.E. Wells9/14/19213/1/1934
Robert E. McNeil9/15/19371/21/1958
Eugene E. Steveson1/22/19581/5/1959
Joseph H. Gaesser1/16/19595/31/1977
John E. Mitchell6/1/19777/31/1988
Mark A. Volden12/19/19888/31/1991
Dale F. Brown1/6/199212/1/2003