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Fulton, Kentucky
Fulton, Kentucky

Fulton is a Fulton county town on the Tennessee border about 14 miles southeast of Hickman. It is the largest town in the county. It was known as Pontotoc, a name derived from an indigenous language, by the 1840s. It was later named for the county. It became an important rail hub and at one time most of the bananas imported into the United States passed through Fulton.

Fulton was incorporated in 1872.

A Pontotoc post office opened in 1847 and closed in 1854. It reopened as Fulton in 1854 and closed in 1862, replaced by Fulton Station on the Illinois Central Railroad. That post office was renamed Fulton in 1880.

The population in 2010 was 2,445.

Adjacent to Fulton is the town of South Fulton, Tennessee.


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