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Fulton County, Kentucky

Fulton County was established on January 15, 1845 from Hickman County. Currently the county was named in honor of Robert Fulton (1765–1815), inventor of the first commercially successful steamboat.

Currently the Fulton County Seat is situated in Hickman additionally, the county government website is

Locations adjacent to Fulton County happen to be Mississippi County, Missouri (northwest), Hickman County (northeast), Obion County, Tennessee (south), Lake County, Tennessee (southwest), New Madrid County, Missouri (west).

Cities and towns to be found in Fulton County comprise of Fulton, Hickman.

Fulton County vital records can be found at the Kentucky Department of Health (VDH) Office of Vital Records which has copies for of birth & deathe certificates (1911 - present), marriage licenses & divorce decrees (since June 1958). There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Kentucky for current fees and application process.

You can search online for Fulton County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or you can download an application for Birth CertificateMarriage / Divorce Certificate or Death Certificates to mail.

Fulton County consists of Federal Census Schedules to guide in researching your family tree. Government Population Schedules are present for 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Fulton Co. Slave Schedules can be obtained for 1850 & 1860. Fulton Co. Mortality Schedules can be acquired for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Fulton Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be acquired for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Fulton Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be obtained for 1890. One can find free down loadable and also printable census forms that can help with your research.

Fulton County Societies and Family History Resources

A list of Fulton County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives.

Fulton County Courthouse and Government Records

Genealogist frequently fail to notice the advantages of Fulton County court, probate, and land files as a useful resource of genealogical information and facts. Buried away in Kentucky courthouses and archives just about everywhere tend to be the dreams and frustrations of the many Kentucky citizens.

The odds are great that your chosen ancestors have left a detailed record of at least a number of facets of their lives in the Fulton County court records. Even if your forefathers is not brought up in a Court case, take into consideration all of the other methods which may have lead to her or him to appear in court records.

Please make sure to speak to the clerk's dept to affirm hours, mailing address, fees and other particulars in advance of visiting or inquiring about information because of sometimes changing contact information. The Department Offices DO NOT DO RESEARCH. The files are available to interested parties, barring confidential issues. A lot of staff will help people in locating the materials, however it is up to the individual to do the researching.

The following facts indicates what death, marriage, birth, land, probate, and legal records are located in Fulton County. The dates stated below tend to be the first widely known records in this county.

  • Fulton County Clerk has three main responsibilities. One is the recording of Land records (the most common documents recorded are deeds, mortgage releases, entries, warrants, surveys, mortgages, assignments, and indexes), Probate records (may include such documents as wills, estates, letters of administration, administrators, executors, probate journals, probate packets, inventories, settlements, sales, accounts, guardianship, orphans, insolvent estates, bastardy, apprentices, insanity and adoptions) and Marriage Liscenses
    • Address: 2216 Myron Cory Dr., Hickman, KY, 42050
    • Phone: (270) 236-2727
    • Marriage Records: 1845 
    • Land Records: 1845
    • Probate Records: 1845
  • Fulton County Clerk of the Circuit Court has countywide jurisdiction over major civil and criminal cases, divorces, and appeals from inferior courts.
    • Address: Fulton County Courthouse, 114 E. Wellington St., P.O. Box 198, Hickman, KY 42050-0198
    • Phone: (270) 236-3944
    • Court Records: 1845
  • Fulton County Tax Information and Contacts. Some early tax schedules list watercourse, value and acreage of real estate, men over age twenty-one, young men between the ages of sixteen and twenty-one, slaves, and horses.
  • Fulton County Elected Officials (

Fulton County Links

The following are links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Fulton County. These genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Professional Sites, Private Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some have to have a payment. This is basically a collection that has been gathered or submitted. I do not endorse or promote one genealogy site over another. Feel free to submit your own preferred Fulton County genealogy or family history associated sites.

Fulton Co. KY Books, Newspapers & Publications

Fulton Co. KY Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Fulton Co. KY Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Fulton Co. KY Census Records

Fulton Co. KY Cemeteries & Graveyards

Fulton Co. KY Church & Bible Records

Fulton Co. KY Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Fulton Co. KY General and History Websites

Fulton Co. KY Immigration & Naturalization

Fulton Co. KY Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Fulton Co. KY Military Records

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