Explore Fulton County, NY

“Prior to the 18th century, the lands that would become Fulton County were used by the Mohawk Indians as hunting and fishing grounds. By the turn of the century, New Englanders and settlers from the Hudson River Valley were looking to expand, hoping to find farmland along the frontier.” – FultonCountyNY.gov

Fulton County boundaries were formed in 1838 when the Montgomery County land area was divided into smaller counties. This was in large part due to the efforts of the Johnstown lawyer Daniel Cady. Fulton is named after inventor Robert Fulton who was a cousin of Cady’s wife.

By Doug Kerr from Upstate New York - 080705 020, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=10989700

By Doug Kerr from Upstate New York – 080705 020, CC BY-SA 2.0

The old Tryon County courthouse, later became the Montgomery County courthouse before the border changes to the county before finally becoming the Fulton County Courthouse. The Fulton County Courthouse is New York’s oldest operating courthouse.

Fulton County Quick Facts

Founded in 1838
County seat: Johnstown
Largest city: Gloversville


  • Total 533 sq mi (1,380 km2)
  • Land 495 sq mi (1,280 km2)
  • Water 37 sq mi (100 km2)  7.0%

Population as of the 2010 census was 55,531.

Explore Fulton County

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  • Government

    Fulton County government office information including a directory of cities, towns and villages, county departments, Board of Supervisors, and more.

  • Departments

    Including Board of Supervisors, Board of Elections, Office of the Aging, Fulton County Airport, Motor Vehicles, Social Services, Sheriff, and so much more.

  • Public Health

    Under the direction of the Fulton County Board of Supervisors and the New York State Department of Health, seeks to promote wellness, to protect from disease, to prevent injury/disability, to prepare for emerging illness/disease and to assist Fulton County residents in attaining and maintaining optimal health.

    Fulton County COVID-19 Information

  • Frequently asked questions

    Visit the county’s “How do I?” page for frequently asked questions regarding government services and agencies

  • Fulton Montgomery Community College

    Fulton-Montgomery Community College is located on 195 acres in the foothills of the beautiful Adirondack Mountains in the Mohawk Valley. It is located between Albany and Utica, NY. With over 35 degree and certificate programs, FM is dedicated to providing students with a quality education in an environment that nurtures success.

  • Fulton-Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce

    The Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce is the leading voice in business and tourism development, providing its members with resources to enhance their organizations and our local communities.

Historic Fulton County

Adirondack Forest Preserve • October 15, 1966 • Adirondack State Forest Preserve


Hotel Broadalbin • May 4, 2011 • 59 W. Main St., Broadalbin


Kane Mountain Fire Observation Station • September 23, 2001 • Kane Mountain, Caroga


  • Garoga Site • July 22, 1980 • Ephratah
  • Klock Site • July 22, 1980 • Ephratah
  • Smith Pagerie Site • April 22, 1980 • Ephratah

Fish House

Godfrey Shew House • July 12, 2006 • 1632 S. Shore Rd., Fish House


  • Downtown Gloversville Historic District • September 12, 1985 • Roughly bounded by Spring, Prospect, E. Fulton, N. and S. Main and Elm Sts., Gloversville
  • First United Methodist Church • February 20, 1998 • 7 Elm St. at Bleecker Sq., Gloversville
  • Gloversville Armory • March 2, 1995 • 87 Washington St., Gloversville
  • Gloversville Free Library • May 24, 1976 • 58 E. Fulton St., Gloversville
  • Kingsboro Historic District • February 24, 1975 • Area surrounding Kingsboro Ave. Park to N side of cemetery and S to include both sides of Gregory St., Gloversville
  • Gustav Levor House • June 10, 2005 • 23 Prospect Ave., Gloversville


  • Chamberlain Benjamin House • August 12, 1999 100 Market St., Johnstown
  • Fulton County Courthouse • July 24, 1972 • N. William St., Johnstown
  • Fulton County Jail • October 19, 1981 • Perry and Montgomery Sts., Johnstown
  • Johnson Hall • October 15, 1966 • Hall St., Johnstown
  • Johnstown Colonial Cemetery • March 9, 1998 • Jct. of W. Green and N. Market Sts., Johnstown
  • Knox Mansion • February 28, 2008 • 104 W. 2nd Ave., Johnstown
  • St. John’s Episcopal Church • September 24, 2004 • 1 North Market St., Johnstown


  • Log Cabin Church • March 18, 1999 • 413 Progress Rd., Mayfield
  • Oliver Rice House • February 10, 1995 • Old NY 30, E side, Mayfield


Northville Historic District • May 7, 2014 • Roughly Main, Division & Bridge Sts., Northville (Historic core of lower Adirondack town)

Oppenheim and St. Johnsville Union Society Church • July 19, 2010 • 110 County Highway (Crum Creek vicinity)

Sacandaga Park

Sacandaga Railroad Station • March 7, 2003 • 136 McKinley Ave., Sacandaga Park