Fulton


Fulton
/fool"tn/, n.
1. Robert, 1765-1815, U.S. engineer and inventor: builder of the first profitable steamboat.
2. a city in central New York. 13,312.
3. a city in central Missouri. 11,046.
4. a male given name.

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(as used in expressions)
Ruth Fulton
Fulton Robert
Sheen Fulton John

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      city, seat (1825) of Callaway county, central Missouri, U.S. It lies 26 miles (42 km) northeast of Jefferson City. Laid out in 1825 and named Volney, it was renamed shortly thereafter for Robert Fulton, steamboat engineer and inventor. Fulton is the seat of Westminster College (1851) and William Woods University (1870). At Westminster College, Sir Winston Churchill (Churchill, Sir Winston) delivered his “Iron Curtain” speech on March 5, 1946. To commemorate the occasion, the college brought from London and reconstructed on its campus the 12th-century Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Aldermanbury, redesigned by Sir Christopher Wren in the 17th century. A document signed by President John F. Kennedy making Churchill an honorary U.S. citizen is among the college's memorabilia. Fulton is the site of a state hospital and a school for the deaf. The city is also a service centre for an agricultural area producing corn [maize], soybeans, sorghum, wheat, hay, and livestock. Fulton's manufactures include firebrick made from local clay deposits, farm machinery, electrical equipment, precast concrete products, and fabricated steel beams. There is also a recycling plant. Sprinter Helen Stephens, a gold medalist at the 1936 Summer Olympic Games, was a Fulton native. Inc. 1859. Pop. (2000) 12,128; (2005 est.) 12,101.

      county, east-central New York state, U.S. The northern half of the county lies in the Adirondack Mountains, is occupied by Adirondack Park, and features pine forests. The southern half consists of hilly uplands wooded with maple, birch, and beech. The principal lakes are Great Sacandaga, Peck, Canada, and East and West Caroga.

      Before the creation of the county, Mohawk Indians hunted in the area. The primary cities are Gloversville and Johnstown, which is the county seat and birthplace of suffragist Elizabeth Cady Stanton (Stanton, Elizabeth Cady). The county, created in 1838, is named for Robert Fulton (Fulton, Robert), who built the first successful steamboat. From the colonial period, county residents engaged in glove making and leather tanning. Area 496 square miles (1,285 square km). Pop. (2000) 55,073; (2007 est.) 55,114.

      county, southern Pennsylvania, U.S., bordered to the east by Tuscarora Mountain, to the south by Maryland, and to the west by the Rays and Town hills. It consists of a mountainous area in the Appalachian Ridge and Valley physiographic region. The principal waterways are Meadow Grounds Lake and Wooden Bridge, Tonoloway, Little Tonoloway, and Licking creeks. Other features include Sideling Hill, Cowans Gap State Park, and Buchanan State Forest.

      White squatters settled illegally in the area from 1730, and land agents granted warrants from 1749, even though the land was not obtained from the Indians until 1758. During the French and Indian War about 50 families were killed or captured by Indians, prompting the militia to build Fort Littleton in 1756.

      The county was formed in 1850 and named for inventor Robert Fulton (Fulton, Robert). The county seat is McConnellsburg. Sawmills and construction machinery form the manufacturing base. Fulton county is one of seven completely rural counties in Pennsylvania. Area 437 square miles (1,133 square km). Pop. (2000) 14,261; (2007 est.) 14,939.

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