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Fulton County, New York

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  • Sir William Johnson, 1st Baronet (1715 - 1774)
    William Johnson was born to Christopher Johnson - son of William MacShane and great, great grandson of Sir Turlough mac Henry Ó Néill - in County Meath, Ireland in 1715. The family was originally the...
  • Elizabeth Smith Stanton (1815 - 1902)
    Burial Find A Grave Memorial# 974 Life Wikipedia article on Elizabeth Cady Stanton Elizabeth Cady Stanton (November 12, 1815 – October 26, 1902) was an American social activist, abolitionist, a...
  • Judge Daniel Cady (1773 - 1859)
    Daniel Cady (1773-1859) was a prominent lawyer and judge in upstate New York. While perhaps better known today as the father of Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Judge Cady had a full and accomplished life of hi...
  • Josiah Stanborough (deceased)
  • Margo Elaine Seely (1949 - 2017)
    Margo Elaine Seely, age 67, died at home on N. Chase Street, Johnstown on Monday, March 27, 2017. Born December 11, 1949 to the late Elwood S. Bucher and Eddie-Bob Matheson Bucher of Mansfield, Ohio....

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The county is named in honor of Robert Fulton, who developed the first commercially successful steamboat. It is known as the Land of 44 Lakes.

The old Tryon County courthouse, later the Montgomery County courthouse, became the Fulton County Courthouse, where it is now New York's oldest operating courthouse.

Shortly after the American Revolutionary War, the manufacture of gloves and leather became the area's primary industry. At one point, Johnstown and Gloversville were known as the world's Glove and Leather capital. Many residents of Fulton County can trace their ancestry to the glove and leather trades. Today few glovers, tanners and leather dressers remain in the area.

Adjacent Counties

Cities & Towns

  • Bleecker
  • Broadalbin
  • Caroga
  • Caroga Lake
  • Dolgeville
  • Ephratah
  • Gloversville
  • Johnstown (County Seat)
  • Kingsboro
  • Mayfield
  • Northampton
  • Northville
  • Oppenheim
  • Perth
  • Stratford

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