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Fulton is a town in Schoharie Countymarker, New Yorkmarker, United Statesmarker. The population was 1,495 at the 2000 census. Within the town of Fulton are the hamlets of Breakabeenmarker and Fultonhammarker. The town is in the center of the county and is also one of the larger towns in the county. Fulton is west of Albanymarker.

History

The territory was in the realm of the Mohawk tribe.

The town was first settled around 1715 after being purchased directly from local natives. Part of the early town was called Vroomansland after Adam Vrooman, the landowner. However, other settlers of German extraction, desiring the same land, fomented trouble with the natives.

Fulton was established from part of the Town of Middleburgh in 1828.

Notable residents



Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 65.0 square miles (168.2 km²), all of it land.

The Schoharie Creekmarker flows through the town. Panther Creek flows eastward through the south part of Fulton to Schoharie Creek.

New York State Route 30 is a north-south highway in Fulton.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,495 people, 499 households, and 353 families residing in the town. The population density was 23.0 people]] per square mile (8.9/km²). There were 805 housing units at an average density of 12.4/sq mi (4.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 89.77% White, 8.16% African American, 0.40% Native American, 0.07% Asian, 1.00% from other races, and 0.60% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.22% of the population.

There were 499 households out of which 29.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.1% were married couples living together, 8.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.1% were non-families. 22.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 2.89.

In the town the population was spread out with 20.1% under the age of 18, 12.4% from 18 to 24, 30.6% from 25 to 44, 24.7% from 45 to 64, and 12.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 130.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 138.3 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $35,144, and the median income for a family was $39,167. Males had a median income of $30,625 versus $24,911 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,565. About 14.2% of families and 18.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.3% of those under age 18 and 15.9% of those age 65 or over.

Politics

Today, there is a considerable controversy about the possibility of wind turbines coming to the area. The current Supervisor of the town of Fulton is popular Democrat Phil Skowfoe. Skowfoe, who is so popular that the Republican Party in a Republican County did not field an opponent last election, supports the wind turbines. A recent poll of one-third of the citizenry showed that 60% supported the idea.

Communities and locations in Fulton

  • Bouck's Falls — A popular resting area.
  • Bouck Hollow — A location east of Schoharie Creek, in the southeast of Fulton.
  • Bouck's Island — A location on Schoharie Creek southeast of Fultonham.
  • Breakabeenmarker — A hamlet in the south part of the town on NY-30. It was originally called "Brakabeen," by the original German settlers, meaning a flat area covered with ferns.
  • Fultonhammarker — A hamlet in the southwest part of the town on NY-30, located north of Panther Creek.
  • Housons Corners — A location east of Breakabeen on County Road 36.
  • Max V. Shaul State Park — A state park south of Fultonham on NY-30.
  • Patria — A hamlet near the town center, northwest of Fultonham.
  • Vintonton — A location near the northwest town line on County Road 4, west of Patria. Formerly, it was called "Vintontown."
  • Vroman's Nose — A location near the east town line, east of Watsonville.
  • Watsonville — A hamlet northeast of Fultonham on NY-30.
  • West Fulton — A hamlet southwest of Fultonham, near the south town line by the junction of County Roads 4 and 20. It was previously known as "Byrneville" and "Sapbush Hollow."


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