Fulton County

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Fulton County is named for Robert Fulton, who invented the steamship.


Created:  April 18, 1838 

County Seat:

Johnstown ( Tyron )             1772 – 1784

Johnstown ( Montgomery )  1784 – 1836

Fonda ( Montgomery )         1836 – 1883

Johnstown                            1838 – present


County Courthouse – Johnstown


Location:  223 West Main Street / William Street

Built:  1772 – 1775

Style:  Georgian

Architect:  Samuel Fuller of Schenectady

Contractor:  Bennet and Zephaniah Bachellor of Boston


Description:  The building faces east and is a one story red colored brick and wood structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of the city. The east front has a small porch. Above is a fan widow. On the center of the roof is a square white colored wood cupola rising to an octagonal cupola with green colored dome. The building consists of one large courtroom and is the oldest courthouse in New York. During construction, the supervisor was Sir William Johnson. On the south side is the adjoining Clerk’s Office built in 1814 to 1815.


Note:  The courthouse is the oldest court building in New York. The construction was financed by Sir William Johnson and was the Tryon County courthouse until 1838, when the county became Fulton County


County Administration – Johnstown




Location:  223 West Main Street / William Street

Built:  Unknown

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown


Description:  The building faces south and is a two story yellow colored brick and limestone  structure. The building is located in the center of the city. The building adjoins the courthouse and Clerk’s Office which are on the east side. The section on the west side was built in 1961 to 1962. The architect was William Harrison of Troy and the contractor was J Lansing Finlay of Amsterdam.



N – Hamilton County

E – Saratoga County

S – Montgomery County

W – Herkimer County





County Courthouse






















County Clerk’s Office




County Administration







Photos taken 2010