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Encyclopedia > Fulton County, Illinois
Fulton County, Illinois
Map
Map of Illinois highlighting Fulton County
Location in the state of Illinois
Statistics
Formed 1823
Seat Lewistown
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

2,286 km² (883 mi²)
2,242 km² (866 mi²)
44 km² (17 mi²), 1.92%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

38,250
17/km² 

Fulton County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. As of 2000, the population was 38,250. Its county seat is Lewistown, Illinois6. Image File history File links Map_of_Illinois_highlighting_Fulton_County. ... A county seat is an administrative center for a county. ... Lewistown is a city located in Fulton County, Illinois. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an Imperial unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (5,280 feet, 1,760 yards, 1,609. ... The 22nd United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Density (symbol: ρ - Greek: rho) is a measure of mass per unit of volume. ... A county is generally a sub-unit of regional self-government within a sovereign jurisdiction. ... A state of the United States (a U.S. state) is any one of the fifty states (four of which officially favor the term commonwealth) which, along with the District of Columbia, form the United States of America. ... Official language(s) English Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... A county seat is an administrative center for a county. ... Lewistown is a city located in Fulton County, Illinois. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ...

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,286 km² (883 mi²). 2,242 km² (866 mi²) of it is land and 44 km² (17 mi²) of it (1.92%) is water. The largest city in the county is Canton and the smallest is Marbletown which contains 1 house. (U.S.Census Bureau) The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an Imperial unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (5,280 feet, 1,760 yards, 1,609. ...


Adjacent Counties

Knox County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Peoria County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Tazewell County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Mason County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Schuyler County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... McDonough County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Warren County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ...

History

Fulton County is the site of Dickson Mounds Museum, a state museum of Native American daily life in the Illinois River valley. The Dickson Mounds National Historic Site, a Native American settlement site and burial mound complex near Lewistown, Illinois, is located in Fulton County on a low bluff overlooking the Illinois River. ... An Atsina named Assiniboin Boy Photo by Edward S. Curtis. ... This article is about the river in the U.S. state of Illinois. ...


Fulton County was organized in 1823 from Pike County. It is named for Robert Fulton, inventor of the steamboat. 1823 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Pike County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Robert Fulton Robert Fulton (November 14, 1765 – February 24, 1815) was a U.S. engineer and inventor, who was widely credited with developing the first steam-powered ship. ...


Fulton County was the home of famous poet/writer Edgar Lee Masters in his early days. He wrote the famous Spoon River Anthology (1915). Edgar Lee Masters (August 23, 1868 - March 5, 1950) was an American poet, biographer and dramatist. ... Spoon River Anthology (1915) by Edgar Lee Masters has such characters as Tom Merritt, Amos Sibley, Carl Hamblin, and Fiddler Jones. ...


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 thousands of participants from all over the country. The Spoon River is a tributary of the Illinois River, approximately 160 miles (257 km) long in northwestern Illinois in the United States. ...


Fulton County is the likely location of Lanford, the fictional town that served as the setting for the popular 1988-1997 sitcom Roseanne. This article refers to the sitcom Roseanne. For the actress/comedian, see Roseanne Barr. ...


Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 38,250 people, 14,877 households, and 10,250 families residing in the county. The population density was 17/km² (44/mi²). There were 16,240 housing units at an average density of 7/km² (19/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 95.12% White, 3.60% Black or African American, 0.18% Native American, 0.24% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.29% from other races, and 0.55% from two or more races. 1.25% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 14,877 households out of which 28.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.50% were married couples living together, 8.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.10% were non-families. 27.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 2.90. A marriage is a relationship between or among individuals, usually recognized by civil authority and/or bound by the religious beliefs of the participants. ...


In the county the population was spread out with 22.00% under the age of 18, 8.70% from 18 to 24, 28.00% from 25 to 44, 23.00% from 45 to 64, and 18.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 105.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.50 males.


The median income for a household in the county was $33,952, and the median income for a family was $41,193. Males had a median income of $31,800 versus $21,223 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,373. About 7.30% of families and 9.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.30% of those under age 18 and 6.90% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Cities and towns

Flag of Illinois State of Illinois
Topics History | Government | Economy | Culture
Capital Springfield
Regions Champaign-Urbana | Chicagoland | Driftless Zone | Fox Valley | Little Egypt | Metro-East | American Bottom | Forgottonia |

Quad Cities | Northwestern Illinois Astoria is a village located in Fulton County, Illinois. ... Avon is a village located in Fulton County, Illinois. ... Banner is a village located in Fulton County, Illinois. ... Bryant is a village located in Fulton County, Illinois. ... Canton is the largest city in Fulton County, Illinois. ... Dunfermline is a village located in Fulton County, Illinois. ... Ellisville is a village located in Fulton County, Illinois. ... Fairview is a village located in Fulton County, Illinois. ... Farmington is a city located in Fulton County, Illinois. ... Ipava is a village located in Fulton County, Illinois. ... Lewistown is a city located in Fulton County, Illinois. ... Liverpool is a village located in Fulton County, Illinois. ... London Mills is a village located in Fulton County, Illinois. ... Marietta is a village located in Fulton County, Illinois. ... There is also a village named Norris City in White County, Illinois. ... Smithfield is a village located in Fulton County, Illinois. ... St. ... Table Grove is a village located in Fulton County, Illinois. ... Vermont is a village located in Fulton County, Illinois. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Illinois. ... A state of the United States (a U.S. state) is any one of the fifty states (four of which officially favor the term commonwealth) which, along with the District of Columbia, form the United States of America. ... Official language(s) English Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... Official language(s) English Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... // Pre-Columbian Cahokia, the urban center of the pre-Columbian Mississippian culture, was located near present-day Collinsville, Illinois. ... The culture of the State of Illinois varies highly based on location within the state. ... Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, site of first U.S. capital. ... Flag Seal Location Location of Springfield within Illinois Government Country State County United States Illinois Sangamon Founded 1819 Mayor Timothy Davlin Geographical characteristics Area    - City 156. ... This list of regions of the United States includes official (governmental) and non-official areas within the borders of the United States, not including U.S. states, the federal district of Washington, D.C. or standard subentities such as cities or counties. ... The Champaign-Urbana Metropolitan Area, also known as Chambana, is a region in east central Illinois. ... Chicagoland. ... The Driftless Area is an area of about 20,000 square miles in southwestern Wisconsin and northeastern Iowa which was by-passed by the continental glaciers. ... Fox Valley The Fox Valley is a region within Illinois and Wisconsin that borders Chicagoland. ... Egypt is the southern area of the state of Illinois in the United States of America. ... Metro-East is a region in Illinois that comprises the eastern suburbs St. ... The American Bottom is a flood plain of the Mississippi River in southwestern Illinois, extending from Alton, Illinois, to the Kaskaskia River. ... Illinois Military Tract of 1812 Forgottonia (also spelled Forgotonia) is the name given to a 14 county region in western Illinois in the late 1960s and early 1970s. ... The I-74 Bridge, connecting Bettendorf, Iowa and Moline, Illinois is located near the geographic center of the Quad Cities. ...

Major cities Alton | Aurora | Belleville | Berwyn | Bloomington | Burbank | Calumet City | Champaign | Chicago | Crystal Lake | Decatur | DeKalb | Des Plaines | Elgin | Elmhurst | Evanston | Joliet | Kankakee | Moline | Naperville | Park Ridge | Peoria | Quincy | Rockford | Rock Island | Springfield | St. Charles | Urbana | Wheaton | Waukegan
Largest Towns and Villages

Addison | Arlington Heights | Bartlett | Bolingbrook | Buffalo Grove | Carol Stream | Carpentersville | Cicero | Downers Grove | Elk Grove Village | Glenview | Hoffman Estates | Lombard | Mount Prospect | Normal | Oak Lawn | Oak Park | Oswego | Orland Park | Palatine | Schaumburg | Skokie | Tinley Park List of cities in Illinois, arranged in alphabetical order. ... Historic Alton Home Alton is a city in Madison County, Illinois, United States. ... Nickname City of Lights Location Location in Chicagoland Government Country State Counties United States Illinois Kane, DuPage, Kendall and Will Mayor Tom Weisner (D) Geographical characteristics Area  - City    - Land    - Water 102. ... Belleville is a city in St. ... Incorporated City in 1902. ... Bloomington is a city located in McLean County, Illinois. ... Incorporated City in 1970. ... Calumet City is a city located in Cook County, Illinois. ... A view of Champaign from above ( see wider view). ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Windy City Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location Location in Chicagoland and northern Illinois Coordinates , Government Country State Counties United States Illinois Cook, DuPage Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 606. ... Crystal Lake is a city located in southeastern McHenry County in northeastern Illinois. ... The Decatur Transfer House in the background with a newly completed fountain in the foreground. ... DeKalb is a city located in DeKalb County, Illinois. ... Incorporated City in 1874. ... only hoes live in elgin == [[Image: == [[[[[[[[[Image:Example. ... Incorporated Village in 1982. ... Incorporated City in 1872. ... The city of Joliet is located 40 miles southwest of Chicago. ... Kankakee is a city in Kankakee County, Illinois, in the United States. ... The John Deere Pavilion in Moline, Illinois. ... Website: http://www. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Peoria City Hall Peoria is the largest city on the Illinois River and the county seat of Peoria CountyGR6, Illinois, in the United States. ... U.S. 24 over the Mississippi River. ... Rockford is the county seat of Winnebago County, Illinois, USA. Traditionally referred to as The Forest City, Rockford is classified as a mid-sized city as it has 150,115 residents, while the metro area has 320,204 residents (2000 Census). ... Rock Island is a city located in Rock Island County, Illinois. ... Flag Seal Location Location of Springfield within Illinois Government Country State County United States Illinois Sangamon Founded 1819 Mayor Timothy Davlin Geographical characteristics Area    - City 156. ... St. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Incorporated City in 1859. ... Waukegan is a city located in Lake County, Illinois, of which it is the county seat. ... List of towns and villages in Illinois, arranged in alphabetical order. ... Addison is a village located in DuPage County, Illinois. ... Incorporated Village in 1836. ... Incorporated Village in 1891. ... Bolingbrook is a village located in Will County, Illinois and DuPage County, Illinois. ... Incorporated Village in 1958. ... Carol Streams third and newest logo was adopted in 1996. ... View of Carpentersville from the cemetery, 1898 Carpentersville is a village in Kane County, Illinois, USA. The population was 30,586 at the 2000 census. ... Incorporated Town in 1869. ... Incorporated Village in 1873. ... Incorporated Village in 1956. ... Incorporated Village in 1899. ... Hoffman Estates is a village located primarily in Cook County and a small section in Kane County, Illinois. ... Lombard The Lilac Village, is a village located in DuPage County, Illinois. ... Mount Prospect, part of Elk Grove Township, is a village located in Cook County, Illinois about 22 miles northwest of downtown Chicago, Illinois. ... Normal is an incorporated town in McLean County, Illinois, United States. ... Oak Lawn is a village located in Cook County, Illinois. ... Wrights home in Oak Park, Illinois Lake Theater and shops along Lake Street. ... Oswego is a village located in Kendall County, Illinois. ... Incorporated Village in 1892. ... Palatine is a village in Cook County, Illinois, United States. ... Schaumburg is a village in Cook County and DuPage County, Illinois. ... Incorporated Village in 1888. ... Type Village Incorporated 1892 State Illinois County Cook County Township Bremen Government Council-manager Mayor Edward Zabrocki Population (2000) 48,401 (up 30. ...

Counties Adams | Alexander | Bond | Boone | Brown | Bureau | Calhoun | Carroll | Cass | Champaign | Christian | Clark | Clay | Clinton | Coles | Cook | Crawford | Cumberland | DeKalb | DeWitt | Douglas | DuPage | Edgar | Edwards | Effingham | Fayette | Ford | Franklin | Fulton | Gallatin | Greene | Grundy | Hamilton | Hancock | Hardin | Henderson | Henry | Iroquois | Jackson | Jasper | Jefferson | Jersey | Jo Daviess | Johnson | Kane | Kankakee | Kendall | Knox | La Salle | Lake | Lawrence | Lee | Livingston | Logan | Macon | Macoupin | Madison | Marion | Marshall | Mason | Massac | McDonough | McHenry | McLean | Menard | Mercer | Monroe | Montgomery | Morgan | Moultrie | Ogle | Peoria | Perry | Piatt | Pike | Pope | Pulaski | Putnam | Randolph | Richland | Rock Island | Saline | Sangamon | Schuyler | Scott | Shelby | St. Clair | Stark | Stephenson | Tazewell | Union | Vermilion | Wabash | Warren | Washington | Wayne | White | Whiteside | Will | Williamson | Winnebago | Woodford

  Results from FactBites:
 
Fulton County, Illinois - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (502 words)
Fulton County is the site of Dickson Mounds Museum, a state museum of Native American daily life in the Illinois River valley.
Fulton County was organized in 1823 from Pike County.
In the county the population was spread out with 22.00% under the age of 18, 8.70% from 18 to 24, 28.00% from 25 to 44, 23.00% from 45 to 64, and 18.30% who were 65 years of age or older.
Fulton County Circuit Court Case Files Index (1825-1876) (430 words)
The Fulton County Circuit Court Case Files Index was compiled by Tim Daudelin, intern for the Illinois Regional Archives Depository at Western Illinois University in Macomb.
The 9,399 records in the database were extracted from the Fulton County Circuit Court Case Files (IRAD Accession 2/0001/01).
The Illinois Regional Archives Depository at Western Illinois University is open from 9:00 a.m.
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