Historical Markers in
Fulton County, New York

1 Mile to Baronial Home 1849 Plank Road 1879 Fire 5 & 10 Cent Store A Colonial A Military Commander A. J. & G. Park Ace Vaughan Air Port Adirondack Inn Amasa Stephen Anthonyville Baptist Church Battle Field Benedict Berkshire Firehouse Berkshire School Bleecker Center Cemetery Bleecker Factory Cemetery Broadalbin Methodist Episcopal Church Broadalbin World War Two Memorial Burying Ground Burying Ground Captain Solomon Woodworth Chase's Mills Chimney Swifts of Northville, New York Colonial Cemetery Colonial Court House Covered Bridge Cranberry Creek Cranberry Creek Daniel McIntyre Home Dutch Reformed Church Dutch Reformed Church of Mayfield Early Cemetery Early Settler Elizabeth Cady Stanton Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Susan B. Anthony Fenton Farm First Church First Maple Sap Tubing System First Tannery FJ&G Headquarters Fort Johnstown Founder of Johnstown Frenchmans Creek Godfrey Shew Grave of Sir William Johnson Hans' Creek Historic Johnstown History of Ray Hubbell Home of John Robb Home of Robert W. Chambers Hotel Broadalbin In Honor In Honor/Dedicated/Gratitude In Memory of Sir William Johnson, Baronet. Indian Raid Italian Gardens James A. Cole Block James Burk's Inn Johnson Hall Johnson Hall - 1763 Johnson Hall - 1763 Johnson Hall / The Landscape of Johnson Hall Johnson Hall 1762 Johnson Hall State Historic Site Johnstown Civil War Memorial July 9, 1889 Flood Kennyetto Creek King Cemetery Kingsborough Academy Kitty Husted Landscaping Johnson Hall Lassellsville Last Home Lee Anibal's Law Office Lest We Forget Lindsley Corners Cemetery Locust Grove Marvin House Matthias B. Hildreth May 22, 1780 Mayfield Fort Mayfield Lake Munsonville Nick Stoner Hut Nine Mile Tree Northville Depot Northville War Memorial Old Fish House Old State Road Osborn’s Bridge Parkhurst Field Parkville Perth Cemetery Rechtor Home Rice Homestead Riceville Cemetery Robert Higbie House Rockwood Romeyn's Mill Royal Mountain Sacandaga Park Sacandaga Park Sacandaga Pike Sacandaga Pike Saltsman's Hotel School No. 9 Bell Shew House Shew's Hill Site of Battle In American Revolution Site of Dutch Reformed Church Site of First St John's Church Site of Wheelerville Tannery Sport Island St John House St. John's Lutheran Cemetery Suffrage Pioneer Superintendent of Indian Affairs Sweets Crossing Talmadge Edwards The Drumm House The Fry Block The History of Gloversville Little League The Spillway Tillaboro Raid Town of Caroga War Memorial Town of Perth Veterans Memorial Trail Station Park Tryon County Courthouse Union Hall Union Mills Veterans Hall Veterans of All Wars Flagpole War of 1812 West Galway Honor Roll Who Was Sir William Johnson ? William F. Barker House Women's Rights Woodworth Farm "Fish House"
The New York City subway system, which opened in 1904, was the first rapid transit system in the world. The original line ran from City Hall to 145th Street in Harlem.
Fulton County, located in upstate New York, has a rich and diverse history that dates back to before the colonial era. Originally inhabited by indigenous peoples, including the Mohawk and Mohican tribes, European settlement began in the early 18th century. The area became part of the Mohawk nation's territory, but tensions between indigenous peoples and European settlers increased in the following decades.

During the American Revolution, Fulton County played a significant role. The Battle of Johnstown in 1781 was a crucial turning point in the war, as it saw an American victory over British forces, securing the region for the colonists. After the war, the area experienced rapid growth and development. Iron and lumber industries thrived, and the Erie Canal's completion in 1825 further bolstered economic growth and trade.

Throughout the 19th century, Fulton County continued to flourish as its agricultural, manufacturing, and transportation sectors expanded. The arrival of the railroad in the mid-1800s connected Fulton County to larger markets, driving further industrialization. However, like many regions in the United States, Fulton County faced economic challenges during the Great Depression, which led to the closure of factories and a decline in population.

In recent years, Fulton County has focused on revitalizing its economy and attracting new businesses. Efforts have been made to promote tourism, particularly in the historic city of Johnstown, where visitors can explore landmarks related to the American Revolution era. Today, Fulton County offers a mix of history, natural beauty, and economic opportunities, providing a diverse and vibrant community for its residents.

This timeline provides a condensed summary of the historical journey of Fulton County, New York.

  • 1772 - Fulton County is established as Tryon County, named after Governor William Tryon.
  • 1788 - Tryon County is divided into two separate counties: Montgomery County and Otsego County.
  • 1803 - A portion of Montgomery County is annexed to create Hamilton County.
  • 1838 - The northern part of Montgomery County is separated to form Fulton County, named after inventor Robert Fulton.
  • 1906 - The city of Gloversville is incorporated within Fulton County.
  • 1910 - The city of Johnstown is incorporated within Fulton County.
  • 1970 - The county government is relocated to a new facility in Johnstown.