Place:Fulton, Georgia, United States

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Fulton County is a county located in the State of Georgia. Its county seat is Atlanta, the state capital since 1868. 90% of the City of Atlanta is within Fulton County (the other 10% lies within DeKalb County). Fulton County is the principal county of the Atlanta metropolitan area. As of the 2010 census, the population was 920,581; however, Atlanta mayor Kasim Reed suspects significant undercounting in the City of Atlanta, which implies similar concerns for Fulton County as a whole – the 2009 estimate of the county's population was 1,020,014, 10.8% higher than the 2010 census results. The current 2012 estimate for the population of Fulton County is 977,773.

Fulton County is one of the five core counties of the Atlanta metropolitan area and the most populous county in the U.S. state of Georgia.

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History

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Fulton County was created from the western half of DeKalb County in 1853.

Roswell has more pre-Civil War historical buildings than anywhere else in north Georgia.

Some hold Fulton County was named for Robert Fulton, inventor of the steamboat, while others believe it was named in honor of Hamilton Fulton, a surveyor for the Western and Atlantic Railroad.

At the beginning of 1932, as an austerity measure to save money during the Great Depression, Milton County to the north and Campbell County to the southwest became part of Fulton County. This gave the county its current long shape along of the Chattahoochee River. On May 9 of that year, neighboring Cobb County ceded to Fulton the city of Roswell and lands lying east of Willeo Creek, in order that the latter county be more contiguous with the lands ceded from Milton.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1853 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1854 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1854 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1854 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1854 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1860 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1940 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1860 14,427
1870 33,446
1880 49,137
1890 84,655
1900 117,363
1910 177,733
1920 232,606
1930 318,587
1940 392,886
1950 473,572
1960 556,326
1970 607,592
1980 589,904
1990 648,951

Note: annexed Campbell and Milton in 1932.

Research Tips

External links

www.rootsweb.com/~gafulton/


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