County Seat: Johnstown
Year Organized: 1838
Square Miles: 496
223 West Main Street
Named in honor of Robert Fulton, engineer, inventor and builder of the steamboat "Clermont" in 1807, the first steam vessel and the first to sail the Hudson
County QuickFacts: Census Bureau Quick Facts
Fulton County was taken from the northern part of Montgomery county in 1838; NW. from Albany 40 miles; length E. and W. 32 miles, breadth N. and S. 17. The surface of the northern part of this county is hilly, with some ranges of a mountainous character. The Kayaderosseras range of mountains enters the county on the NE., but sinks to the general level in the town of Northampton. The county is well watered and contains several small lakes. It is divided into 9 towns. (Historical Collections of the State of New York, Past and Present, John Barber, Clark Albien & Co., 1851)
Fulton County, named after Robert Fulton, the illustrious inventor of the steamboat, was created by an act of the Legislature, April 18, 1838. The county contains 544 square miles of rolling land, the highest elevation being Pinnacle Mountain, 2,514 feet above sea level. In the northern corner are also many small lakes, possessing those picturesque features characterizing the wilderness region of New York. Full History at NYSAC
Fulton County is in the central part of the state, northwest of Albany.
According to the US Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 533 square miles (1,380 km2), of which, 496 square miles (1,285 km2) of it is land and 37 square miles (95 km2) of it (6.89%) is water.
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