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About Fulton County

Map of Kentucky, highlighting Fulton CountyFulton County was established in 1845 and is located in the Jackson Purchase region of the state.  Being the westernmost county in Kentucky, it is located on the Mississippi River.

The elevation in the county ranges from 260 feet, the lowest in the state, to 500 feet above sea level. In 2000 the county population was 7,752 in a land area of 208.95 square miles, an average of 37.1 people per square mile. The county has two main populated areas.  Hickman, the county seat, has a population of 2,600 residents and Fulton, the other primary city has a population of 2,700. The county is named for Robert Fulton.