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City of Fulton Info

City of Fulton Info

Fulton is a wholesome rural community located in northwestern Illinois, in Whiteside County, which sits on the banks of the Mississippi River.

The City of Fulton has a population of 3,481 people according to thhe 2010 Census and covers an area of 2.3 square miles. Fulton is known for its pride in its Dutch heritage.  Currently, the city has five main attractions for visitors to explore: a local historical museum, a nature center, 12-acre pioneer village, functional windmill, and cultural center.  Recreational opportunities exist for all seasons including a marina, an extensive bike/hike/walking trail and a facility to offer lodging.

This community is situated on the historic Lincoln Highway, the Ronald Reagan Trail, the Great River Road, and Great River Trail.  On the outskirts of the town, Lock & Dam 13, Sand Prairie, Sunfish Slough, Cattail Slough, and Mickelson's Landing are situated. Fulton has a public school district which is consolidated between two neighboring towns and a private school system. There is a wonderful variety in the types of business that reside in Fulton proper and unincorporated Fulton.

Numerous eateries offer a plethora of food items to choose from. Many of the retail and service businesses are located in our historic downtown for close and easy shopping.  The majority of Fulton's large service, industrial, agricultural, and manufacturing companies are situated on the outskirts near rail, river, and highway access.  Fulton also has acreages available and ready for larger companies to expand or break ground on. Explore, experience, and enjoy Fulton...we are open for business! 

City Hall Hours: Monday thru Friday 8am to 4pm

City Hall Phone:  815-589-2616

City Statistics:

Mayoral Form of Government:
City Council Members: 9 (including Mayor)
City Wards: 4 (2 members each ward)
City Hall Personnel: 3
City Public Works Dept: 7 full-time & 5 part-time (seasonal)
Tourism Office: 1 part-time

Transportation Service:
Whiteside County Public Transit

Law Enforcement, Firefighters, & EMS:
Law enforcement personnel: 7 full-time & 2 part-time
Fire fighter personnel: 30 (some are dual volunteers)
EMS personnel: 20 (some are dual volunteers)

General Facilities:
Chamber of Commerce: No
Number of Banks: 2
Credit Union: 1
Public Library: 1
Health Clinic: 1
Dental Office: 1

Recreation Facilities:
Parks: 7
Golf courses: 1 (private)
Disc Golf Course: 1
Boat Launches: 3

Accommodations and Lodging:
Fulton Motels: AmericInn   Rooms: 60


Other hotels/motels within 10 miles:

Country Inn and Suites

Holiday Inn Express and Suites

Hampton Inn

Baymont Inn and Suites

Campground: 1

Historical Museum & Attractions:
  Historical Museum: 1
  Attractions: 8

For more on attractions

360 Photo Tour

Heritage Canyon - 1
Heritage Canyon - 2


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