Robert Fulton invented the steamboat and people decided that they needed to name this town after this ingenious man. The town is filled with people of Dutch descent and they love to show how much they love their heritage. To express their Dutch heritage even more, the town ordered a Dutch windmill that native millwrights in the Netherlands constructed and shipped over to Fulton. The windmill, called De Immigrant, was completed on November 19, 1999, and began grinding wheat, buckwheat, cornmeal, and rye in 2001. One of the best times to be in the town of Fulton is the first weekend of May when the Dutch Days Festival is held. The weekend is filled with arts and crafts, music, food, dancing, windmill tours, Dutch heritage displays, and a parade.
Address: Fulton, Illinois