Fulton, Missouri, located on U.S. Highway 54 in the central section of the state, is a town of 13,000 people. Located seven miles south of Kingdom City (at Interstate 70), Fulton is approximately 100 miles from St. Louis, 150 miles from Kansas City and within 25 miles of both Jefferson City (Missouri's state capital) and Columbia. Known for its rich history and friendly people, Fulton is the county seat of Callaway County, one of the largest counties in Missouri with a population of 40,000 strong.
Callaway County was organized on November 25, 1820, and named for Daniel Boone's grandson, James Callaway. The "Kingdom of Callaway," as it came to be known following its successful effort to avoid becoming embroiled in a Civil War conflict , has a diverse economy of education, industry, agriculture and business. It holds the distinction of having more four-lane highway than any other county outside the state's major metropolitan areas.
Students attending Westminster College in Fulton enjoy a wide array of both fine dining and fast food restaurants, coffee houses, specialty shops, a beautiful public golf course, a new 8-plex movie complex and a new bowling center. Visitors to this quaint community will discover the historic downtown with its charming brick streets, antique shops, two excellent bed and breakfast establishments and a host of fine motels.