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Fulton County, Illinois

US county information
NameFulton County
StateIllinois
SeatLewistown
Largest cityCanton
US Area
Total Area882.59 sq mi (2285.9 km2)
Land Area865.62 sq mi (2242 km2)
Water Area16.97 sq mi (44 km2)
Population38250 (2000)
Density17/km2 (44/sq mi)
Founded1823
Time zoneCentral
Time zoneCentral: UTC-6/-5: -6/-5

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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, Illinois . 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.

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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