Fulton County, Illinois: A Great Place to Visit or Live

Emiquon PreserveEmiquon PreserveFulton County lies in West Central Illinois with its southeastern border bounded for over thirty miles by the Illinois River. Spoon River flows for nearly forty miles in a southeasterly direction from London Mills at the northern boundary of Fulton County to the Illinois River near the crossing point of U.S. Highway 136. Much of Fulton County is farm country and timberland. The many areas of woods and water provide an abundance of outdoor activities including great fishing, hunting hiking, biking skiing, and water sports of all kinds.

Known as Spoon River Country to many, Fulton County, Illinois is uniquely beautiful with a wide variety of events and assets that make life both interesting and fulfilling; from the annual Spoon River Scenic Drive Festival, which brings thousands of people to our communities, to the emerging Emiquon Preserve which has been designated as a wetland of international importance. If you are a hunter or fisherman you will discover that Fulton County is a preferred destination.

Spoon River Valley Scenic DriveSpoon River Valley Scenic DriveLook around and you will find events like the Cruise-In in Canton, the County Fair in Lewistown, the World’s Fair in St. David, and the Fulton County Playhouse in Bryant. If you are a history buff, there’s Dickson Mounds Museum which tells the story of the ancient Native Americans.

One of Fulton County’s most valuable assists is its many friendly people. Come visit us and see for yourself all that Fulton County as to offer.Spend some time, enjoy your visit, and come back soon!

The Fulton County Tourism Council welcomes you and hopes you find the information on this site helpful and informative. Thank you and enjoy your stay from all the members of FCTC.

For visitor information and printed copies of the Fulton County Visitors Guide, call 309-547-3721.