Place:Fulton, Illinois, United States

NameFulton
Alt namesFultonsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates40.467°N 90.183°W
Located inIllinois, United States     (1823 - )
See alsoMadison, Illinois, United StatesParent county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)


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Fulton County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 37,069, which is a decrease of 3.1% from 38,250 in 2000. Its county seat is Lewistown. Canton is the largest city. Both cities are southwest of Peoria, and the county is considered a part of the wider Peoria Consolidated Statistical Area. Nevertheless, Fulton County is part of Forgottonia.

The Canton Micropolitan Statistical Area includes all of Fulton County.

George Hall is the Chairman of the Fulton County Board and a former Board member since 2007, hired as Chairman by the Board in December 2010. Mike Hays is the County Administrator, hired in October 2009.

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History

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Fulton County was organized in 1823 from Pike County. It is named for Robert Fulton, inventor of the steamboat. It was the home of famous poet/writer Edgar Lee Masters in his early days; he wrote the famous Spoon River Anthology (1915). Fulton County was home to Camp Ellis during World War II.

The county is known for the annual Spoon River Scenic Drive which occurs the first 2 weekends in October. This has been a tradition since 1968 and attracts thousands of participants from all over the country.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1817 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1823 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1824 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1824 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1827 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1830 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1830 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1878 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1830 1,841
1840 13,142
1850 22,508
1860 33,338
1870 38,291
1880 41,240
1890 43,110
1900 46,201
1910 49,549
1920 48,163
1930 43,983
1940 44,627
1950 43,716
1960 41,954
1970 41,890
1980 43,687
1990 38,080

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Fulton County, Illinois, United States

Research Tips

Resources

  • Outstanding guide to Fulton County family history and genealogy resources (FamilySearch Research Wiki). Birth, marriage, and death records, censuses, wills, deeds, county histories, cemeteries, churches, naturalizations, newspapers, libraries, and genealogical societies.
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
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