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There are 75 Counties in the State of Arkansas which vary from the rich Delta farmlands of the Mississippi River valley to the rolling hills and gently sloped mountains of the Ozarks and Ouachitas
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Fulton County, Arkansas

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Fulton County is a county located in the state of Arkansas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 12,245. The county seat is Salem. Fulton County was formed on December 21, 1842, and named for William Fulton, the last governor of the Arkansas Territory. It is an alcohol prohibition or dry county.

Etymology - Origin of Fulton County Name

Fulton is named for William Savin Fulton, the last territorial governor of Arkansas. William Savin Fulton (June 2, 1795 – August 15, 1844) was an American lawyer and politician from Little Rock, Arkansas. He served as Governor of the Arkansas Territory and United States Senator for Arkansas.


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County History

Created in December 21, 1842, from territory taken from Izard County, and is named after William S. Fulton, the last Governor of Arkansas Territory. The county seat is Salem. Landscape of Fulton County is rugged and mountainous. The well-known Mammoth Spring, one of the largest single-outlet springs in North America, is located in the county. Many recreational activities can be found around this area. Lake Norfork and Horseshoe Bend also provide water sports. Nearly half of the land area of the county is in pastureland. Beef cattle, poultry farming, and feed production are leading agricultural activities. The Fulton County courthouse, built in 1890, was restored in 1973 and has become a landmark. The Saturday night hoedown in Fulton County has been kept alive and is a favorite of local citizens as well as tourists. In May of each year, Fulton County stages an Old Timer Sailor and Marine reunion, which unites people from all over the country. Also in May several other music festivals are held.


According to the US Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 620 square miles (1,600 km2), of which 618 square miles (1,600 km2) is land and 2.1 square miles (5.4 km2) (0.3%) is water.

Neighboring Counties:

  • North: Howell County, Mo.
  • Northeast: Oregon County, Mo.
  • Southeast: Sharp County
  • Southwest: Izard County
  • West: Baxter County
  • Northwest: Ozark County, Mo.


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