Fulton History - Macoupin County Illinois
©1997 Carolynn Jones Bettis
Fulton History - Macoupin County IL
contributed by Carolynn Jones Bettis
Excerpted from the article, "Girard Might Have Been Named Fulton," by Ethel Weddle, June 1955, Centennial Edition of the Girard Gazette.
"One of the early surveys caused the beginning of a village named "Fulton." Fulton was located on 3 acres in the southwest quarter of section 22 in North Otter Township. A general store, a blacksmith shop, and a few dwellings were built in Fulton. When the Chicago and Alton Railroad Company built their railroad farther west in Girard Township, the small village died in its infancy."
Mrs Sanders, the owner of the land where Fulton was situated said that the buildings in Fulton were torn down and used in their farm buildings. In 1955, part of those farm buildings on the Sanders land was over a 100 years old.
In 1997, a Sanders family still owns the house and 3 acres where Fulton once stood, and a member of the Sanders family occupies the house.
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