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Fulton County Historical Marker

 

Location of sign - Fulton County Courthouse 114 East Wellington Street Hickman, Kentucky

 

Photo taken April 2008

 

Fulton County Historical Marker

Photo courtesy of Jimmy Wayne

 

Text of sign:

 

Fulton County

 

Formed, 1845, out of Hickman Co. Part of Jackson Purchase from Chickasaw Indians in 1818.  Named for Robert Fulton 

whose Clermont, best known of early steamboats, went up the Hudson River in 1807.  Far western part of the county, known

as Madrid Bend, separated from rest by bend of Mississippi River.  Hickman, county seat, was founded as Mills' Point in 1834.

 

1958 Kentucky Historical Society  Kentucky Department of Highways

 

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