Fulton County


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Fulton County was created from the western half of DeKalb County on Dec. 20, 1853 by an act of the General Assembly (Ga. Laws 1853-54, p. 300). Georgia's 150th county was named for famous inventor Robert Fulton, who demonstrated the practical use of steam power for water transportation by sailing the steamboat Clermont from New York City to Albany in 1807.

During the Depression, Fulton County almost tripled in area when Campbell and Milton counties were consolidated with Fulton on Jan. 1, 1932. Campbell County was created on Dec. 20, 1828 from portions of Carroll, Coweta, DeKalb, and Fayette counties. Milton County was created on Dec. 18, 1847 from portions of Cherokee, Cobb, and Forsyth counties.

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