Fulton, Schoharie County, New York

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Fulton is a town in Schoharie County, New York, United States. The population was 1,495 at the 2000 census.[1] Within the town of Fulton are the hamlets of Breakabeen and Fultonham. The town is in the center of the county and is also one of the larger towns in the county. Fulton is west of Albany.

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History

The territory was in the realm of the Mohawk tribe.

The town was first settled around 1715 after being purchased directly from local natives. Part of the early town was called Vroomansland after Adam Vrooman, the landowner. However, other settlers of German extraction, desiring the same land, fomented trouble with the natives.

Fulton was established from part of the Town of Middleburgh in 1828.

Notable residents

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 65.0 square miles (168.2 km²), all of it land.

The Schoharie Creek flows through the town. Panther Creek flows eastward through the south part of Fulton to Schoharie Creek.

New York State Route 30 is a north-south highway in Fulton.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,495 people, 499 households, and 353 families residing in the town. The population density was 23.0 people]] per square mile (8.9/km²). There were 805 housing units at an average density of 12.4/sq mi (4.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 89.77% White, 8.16% African American, 0.40% Native American, 0.07% Asian, 1.00% from other races, and 0.60% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.22% of the population.

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