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Fulton County, Kentucky

US county information
NameFulton County
StateKentucky
SeatHickman
Largest cityFulton
US Area
Total Area230.55 sq mi (597.1 km2)
Land Area208.95 sq mi (541.2 km2)
Water Area21.60 sq mi (55.9 km2)
Population7752 (2000)
Density6.9/km2 (18/sq mi)
Named forRobert Fulton (1765 1815), inventor of the first commercially successful steamboat
Time zoneCentral
Time zoneCentral: UTC-6/-5: -6/-5

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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 . The county is named for Robert Fulton. Pro-Confederate during the American Civil War, Fulton County saw raids by both sides during the conflict.

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


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