"Boats, Buggies & Broadway," Sullivan serves as the county seat of Moultrie County and is home to The Little Theatre On the Square, the only Equity (professional) theatre located between Chicago and St. Louis. In addition, the city serves as the north gateway to Lake Shelbyville, and also marks the west edge of the area’s large Amish settlement.
Abraham Lincoln traversed the county as a circuit riding lawyer and tried many cases in one of the county’s first courthouses. The present courthouse, the county’s third, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Shopping can be found in Sullivan at several unique shops throughout the community that offer a variety of items including hand crafted furniture, gift items, jewelry, handbags, floral and home decor. In addition to these shops are a plethora of other shopping experiences throughout town. From clothing to groceries, vehicles to toys, hunting and fishing supplies to antiques... you will be able to find what you need.
Sullivan also is home to two large parks located on land donated by city residents. Wyman Park has baseball diamonds, tennis courts and children’s playground areas and a lake stocked each spring with rainbow trout. Tabor Park, full of songbirds and wildlife, has beautiful walking trails with exercise stations and prairie plantings. Asa Creek meanders through the park. Both parks have pavilions for family picnics.
The community also boasts three modern medical facilities, a Civic Center with indoor pool and many other amenities not always associated with small town living.