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Fulton County, Georgia
Fulton County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. The 2006 Census Estimate placed the population at 960,009. Its county seat is Atlanta.
The name is often assumed to be in honor of inventor Robert Fulton, who (among many other inventions) built a steamboat in 1807. This assumption is likely because this steam engine was the predecessor to the steam locomotives which built Atlanta. However, some research now indicates that it may have been in honor of Hamilton Fulton, a surveyor for the Western and Atlantic Railroad. Nonetheless the County itself claims to be named after Robert Fulton.