Fulton, Tennessee facts for kids
Location of Fulton in Tennessee
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Fulton was founded in 1827 on 760 acres (310 ha) of land owned by James Trimble. In the following two years, the population rose to 600. Around 1830, after a deadly fever struck the community and killed 200, the remainder of the population moved away; no inhabitants remained by 1832. It was re-surveyed and re-founded in 1835.
Fulton is at coordinates Coordinates: . The settlement is located on the banks of the Mississippi River, 3 miles (4.8 km) north of the mouth of the Hatchie River. Fulton is situated on the southeastern edge of the New Madrid Seismic Zone, an area with a high earthquake risk.
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