Fulton County, Illinois

County: Fulton

State: Illinois

Lat/Long: 40.4667, -90.1833

The Illinois legislature created Fulton County in 1823 out of Pike County. A month later, commissioners appointed for the purpose chose Lewistown as the county seat.

"An Act Forming a New County out of the Attached Part of the County of Pike," 28 January 1823, Laws Passed by the Third General Assembly of the State of Illinois (1823), 88-90; History of Fulton County, Illinois (Peoria, IL: Charles C. Chapman, 1879), 219, 239.