Fulton County is in the central part of the state, northwest of Albany. It is home to Elizabeth Cady Stanton, a central pioneer in the women's rights movement in America.
Just prior to 1760, Sir William Johnson, the Crown's Indian Agent and Baronet, started recruiting immigrants to settle the lands which he had acquired. These mostly Scottish immigrants became the nucleus of today's city and Town of Johnstown near the manor which he had built in 1762 and named Johnson Hall.
Main Industries: Shortly after the American Revolutionary War, the manufacture of gloves and leather became the primary industry of the area. At one point, Johnstown and Gloversville were known as the Glove and Leather capital of the world. Fulton County has more than 1,200 businesses and industries that provide services and produce yogurt, cheese and other dairy products, bakery items, boating accessories, canvas items, chemicals, cleaning products, furniture, knitted and leather goods, medical equipment, paint, recycled products, refrigeration units, and textiles.
Education: Fulton–Montgomery Community College is a two-year college located in Johnstown, New York. The college is a part of the State University of New York and serves Fulton and Montgomery counties.
Land: Approximately 222 farms exist in Fulton County, producing dairy products, fruit, vegetables, grain crops and livestock. These farms are comprised of 38,762 acres. 59% of the county sits within the Adirondack Park.
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