Fulton County, Kentucky

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Fulton County is the westernmost county of the U.S. state of Kentucky. It was formed in 1845 from Hickman County, Kentucky. As of 2000, the population was 7,752. Its county seat is Hickman[1]. The county is named for Robert Fulton. Pro-Confederate during the American Civil War, Fulton County saw raids by both sides during the conflict.[2]

Fulton County is part of the Union City, TN–KY Micropolitan Statistical Area.



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 231 square miles (598 km2), of which 209 square miles (541 km2) is land and 22 square miles (57 km2) is water. About 11 square miles (28 km2) of the county is separated from the rest of the state by the Mississippi River, requiring travelers to cross into Tennessee to reach the Kentucky Bend exclave. The lowest point in the state of Kentucky is located on the Mississippi River in Kentucky Bend in Fulton County, where it flows out of Kentucky and into Tennessee and Missouri.

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