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County seat: Johnstown

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Fulton County History

Fulton County was formed in 1838. It is located in the State of New York, and the County seat is Johnstown. Its name is in honor of Robert Fulton, who is widely credited with developing the first commercially successful steamboat.

April 18, 1838, Fulton County was split off from Montgomery County, shortly after the Montgomery county seat was moved to Fonda, New York. The creation of Fulton County was engineered by Johnstown lawyer Daniel Cady, whose wife was a cousin of Robert Fulton.

The Old Tryon County Courthouse, later the Montgomery County courthouse, became the Fulton County Courthouse, that is now the oldest operating courthouse in New York.

On April 6, 1860, 10 square miles on the northern border was transferred to Hamilton in the vicinity of Sacandaga Park. This resulted in the Fulton County that exists today.

In the mid-18th century, Sir William Johnson, founder of Fort Johnson in Montgomery County and of Johnstown, arrived in the area that would become Fulton County. Sir William Johnson, 1st Baronet, was an Irish pioneer and army officer in colonial New York, and the British Superintendent of Indian Affairs from 1755 to 1774. His homes, Fort Johnson and Johnson Hall are current New York State Historic Sites.

Fulton County was also home to Elizabeth Cady Stanton, a central pioneer in the women's rights movement in America.

Shortly after the American Revolutionary War, the manufacture of gloves and leather became the primary industry of the area. At one point, Johnstown and Gloversville were known as the Glove and Leather capital of the world. The largest rise in population and growth came as a result of these businesses.

Many residents of Fulton County can trace their ancestry back to the glove and leather trades. Today few glovers, tanners and leather dressers still exist in the area, although some companies have adapted to the changes in the market and kept themselves competitive.

Fulton County Towns and Cities

Fulton County New York Cities include: Gloversville and Johnstown.

Fulton County New York Towns include: Bleecker, Broadalbin, Caroga, Ephratah, Johnstown, Mayfield, Northampton, Oppenheim, Perth, Stratford.

Fulton County New York Villages include: Broadalbin, Dolgeville, Mayfield, Northville.

Fulton County New York Communities include: Benedict, Berkshire, Beyers Corners, Bleecker, Bleecker Center, Bliss Corner, Bradtville, Broadalbin Junction, Canada Lake, Caroga Lake, Carpenters Corners, Cork, Cranberry Creek, Crum Creek, Dempster Corners, Dennies Crossing, Dennies Hollow, Doxtater Corner, Emmonsburg, Ephratah, Eppie Corners, Fish House, Garoga, Glasgow Mills, Gorthey Corners, Hale Mills, Hill Corners, Hoeseville, Honeywell Corners, Ingham Mills, Jackson Summit, Kecks Center, Kingsboro, Knappville, Kringsbush, Lassellsville, Lindsley Corners, Lotville, Maple Grove, Meco, Middle Sprite, Mills Corners, Munsonville, Newkirk, North Broadalbin, North Bush, Oppenheim, Oregon, Perth, Peters Corners, Progress, Rasbach Corner, Red Bunch Corners, Riceville, Rockwood, Sacandaga Park, Sammonsville, Scotchbrush, Smiths Corners, Stairs Corners, Steele Corners Stever Mill, Stratford, Sweets Crossing, Tomantown, Union Mills, Vail Mills, West Bush, West Galway, West Perth, Wheelerville.

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Genealogical Research in Fulton County, New York

Fulton County Clerk
County Office Building
223 West Main Street
Johnstown, NY 12095
Phone: 518-736-5555

Fulton County Surrogate Court
223 West Main Street
Johnstown, NY 12095
Phone: 518–736–5685

Fulton County Historian's Office
Peter Betz, Historian
County Office Building
223 West Main Street
Johnstown, NY 12095
Phone: 518–736-5667

Fulton County Museum
237 North Kingsboro Avenue
Gloversville, NY 12078-1428
Phone: 518-725-2203

Gloversville Library
58 East Fulton Street
Gloversville, NY 12078
phone: (518) 725-2819

Johnstown Library
38 South Market Street
Johnstown NY 12095
phone: (518) 762-8317

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