Fulton County

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Fulton County is named for Robert Fulton, who was the  first successful builder of a steamboat on American waters.


Created:  January 28, 1823

County Seat:

Lewistown  1823 – present


County Courthouse – Lewiston


Location:  100 Main Street North / Washington Street

Built:  1897 – 1898

Style:  Beaux Arts

Architect:  Charles Bell of Bell and Kent from Council Bluffs, Iowa

Contractor:  H V V Clute, R M Hinde and M P Rice


Description: The building faces east and is a two story gray stone structure. The east front has a protruding tower with archway on the first story at the entrance, On the second story, is a large arched window. Smaller towers with black roofs are at each corner of the building. In the center of the building is a high square dome with clock and silver roof at the top.



N – Knox County and Peoria County

E – Peoria County, Tazewell County and Mason County

S – Mason County and Schuyler County

W – Schuyler County, McDonough County and Warren County




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Photos taken 2012