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Encyclopedia > Fulton County, Pennsylvania
Fulton County, Pennsylvania
Map
Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Fulton County
Location in the state of Pennsylvania
Statistics
Formed April 19, 1851
Seat McConnellsburg
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

1,134 km² (438 mi²)
1,133 km² (438 mi²)
1 km² (0 mi²), 0.11%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

14,261
13/km² 
Website: fulton.sapdc.org

Fulton County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. As of 2000, the population is 14,261. Image File history File links Map_of_Pennsylvania_highlighting_Fulton_County. ... April 19 is the 109th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (110th in leap years). ... 1851 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... A county seat is an administrative center for a county. ... McConnellsburg is a borough located in Fulton County, Pennsylvania. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an Imperial unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (5,280 feet, 1,760 yards, 1,609. ... The 22nd United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Density (symbol: ρ - Greek: rho) is a measure of mass per unit of volume. ... A county is generally a sub-unit of regional self-government within a sovereign jurisdiction. ... A state of the United States (a U.S. state) is any one of the fifty states (four of which officially favor the term commonwealth) which, along with the District of Columbia, form the United States of America. ... Official language(s) None Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 160 miles (255 km)  - Length 280 miles (455 km)  - % water 2. ... This article is about the year 2000. ...


Fulton County was created on April 19, 1851 from part of Bedford County and named for inventor Robert Fulton. April 19 is the 109th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (110th in leap years). ... 1851 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... DONT beleive anything on this page! ppl can change it anytime they want to! im a kid and i am changing it right now!! luv yall!! PENNSYLVANIA ROCKS!!!! VENANGO COUNTY ROCKS TOO!!!! Bedford County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ... Robert Fulton Robert Fulton (November 14, 1765 – February 24, 1815) was a U.S. engineer and inventor, who was widely credited with developing the first steam-powered ship. ...


Its county seat is McConnellsburg6. A county seat is an administrative center for a county. ... McConnellsburg is a borough located in Fulton County, Pennsylvania. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ...

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,134 km² (438 mi²). 1,133 km² (438 mi²) of it is land and 1 km² (0 mi²) of it (0.11%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an Imperial unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (5,280 feet, 1,760 yards, 1,609. ...


Geology

Fulton County is situated within the Ridge and Valley Physiographic Province, which is characterized by folded and faulted sedimentary rocks of early to middle Paleozoic age. [1] Two types of sedimentary rock: limey shale overlaid by limestone. ... The Paleozoic Era is a major division of the geologic timescale, one of four geologic eras. ...


The stratigraphic record of sedimentary rocks within the county spans from the Cambrian Shadygrove Formation outcropping just south of McConnelsburg to the Pennsylvanian Allegheny Group at the northernmost tip of the county. No igneous or metamorphic rocks of any kind exist within the county. The Cambrian is a major division of the geologic timescale that begins about 542 Ma (million years ago) at the end of the Proterozoic eon and ended about 488. ... The Pennsylvanian is a geologic (sub)period lasting from roughly 325 million years before the present (BP) to 286 million years BP. As with most other geologic periods, the rock beds that define the period are well identified, but the exact date of the start and end are uncertain by...


Town Hill and Sideling Hill, and the Meadow Grounds are synclines that trend to the northeast, and are held up by the Mississippian Pocono Formation, made of quartz sandstone and conglomerate. Broad Top, located in the northeast corner of the county, is a plateau of relatively flat-lying rocks that are stratigraphically higher, and thus younger (Mississippian and Pennsylvanian), than most of the other rocks within the county. Broad Top extends into Huntingdon County to the north and Bedford County to the west. In geology, a syncline is a type of fold that involves an upward slope to either side. ... This article is about the geologic period; for the North American culture, see Mississippian culture. ... Sandstone near Stadtroda, Germany Sandstone is a sedimentary rock composed mainly of sand-size mineral or rock grains. ... Conglomerate is: A large, diversified company with a wide array of businesses; see Conglomerate (company), Holding company. ... This article is about the geologic period; for the North American culture, see Mississippian culture. ... The Pennsylvanian is a geologic (sub)period lasting from roughly 325 million years before the present (BP) to 286 million years BP. As with most other geologic periods, the rock beds that define the period are well identified, but the exact date of the start and end are uncertain by... Huntingdon County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania. ... DONT beleive anything on this page! ppl can change it anytime they want to! im a kid and i am changing it right now!! luv yall!! PENNSYLVANIA ROCKS!!!! VENANGO COUNTY ROCKS TOO!!!! Bedford County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ...


All of Fulton County lies far to the south of the glacial boundary, and thus it was never glaciated [2]. However, during the Pleistocene epoch, or "Ice Age," periglacial (meaning "around glacier" or simply "cold") processes dominated. Most of the county was most likely a tundra at this time. The many boulder fields obvious as rocky and often treeless areas on mountainsides within the county formed as a result of seasonal freeze-thaw cycles during this time. A glacial boundary is a line on a map representing the furthest advance of a glacier that has retreated. ... The Pleistocene epoch (pronounced like ply-stow-seen) is part of the geologic timescale. ... Periglacial refers to places in the edges of glacial areas, normally those related to past ice ages rather than those in the modern era. ... In physical geography, tundra is an area where the tree growth is hindered by low temperatures and short growing seasons. ...


The Broad Top Coal Field is located in the northwestern corner of the county [3]. The field contains bituminous coal. There are abandoned mines in the area and acid mine drainage is an environmental problem in the Broad Top area, where several fishless streams exist as a result of the discharge from the abandoned mines. [4]. Acid mine drainage (AMD), also called acid rock water or acid rock drainage (ARD), refers to the outflow of acidic water from (usually) abandoned metal mines or coal mines. ...


Natural gas fields and storage areas exist in southeastern Bedford County, primarily within folded Devonian rocks south of Breezewood. Another deep gas field exists in the vicinity of Blue Knob on the border with Blair County to the north. [5] Disambiguation: Devonian is sometimes used to refer to the Southwestern Brythonic language, and the people of the county of Devon are sometimes referred to as Devonians The Devonian is a geologic period of the Paleozoic era. ... Breezewood is a town in Bedford County in south-central Pennsylvania, known mainly for a gap in Interstate 70 that is not up to Interstate standards. ... Blair County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania. ...


Interesting geologic features within Bedford County include some of the following:

  • The Meadow Grounds syncline west of McConnellsburg.
  • A transpression structure is located on the east side of the Meadow Grounds syncline. This structure consists of a complex set of up-thrust fault blocks of Silurian and Devonian rocks bounded on all sides by north-trending faults.

The Silurian is a major division of the geologic timescale that extends from the end of the Ordovician period, about 443. ... Disambiguation: Devonian is sometimes used to refer to the Southwestern Brythonic language, and the people of the county of Devon are sometimes referred to as Devonians The Devonian is a geologic period of the Paleozoic era. ...

Adjacent counties

Huntingdon County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania. ... Franklin County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania. ... Location in the state of Maryland Formed 1776 Seat Hagerstown Area  - Total  - Water 1,211 km² (468 mi²) 24 km² (9 mi²) 2. ... Allegany County is a county located in the western portion of the U.S. state of Maryland. ... DONT beleive anything on this page! ppl can change it anytime they want to! im a kid and i am changing it right now!! luv yall!! PENNSYLVANIA ROCKS!!!! VENANGO COUNTY ROCKS TOO!!!! Bedford County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ...

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 14,261 people, 5,660 households, and 4,097 families residing in the county. The population density was 13/km² (33/mi²). There were 6,790 housing units at an average density of 6/km² (16/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.25% White, 0.66% Black or African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.11% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.04% from other races, and 0.72% from two or more races. 0.36% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 5,660 households out of which 31.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.50% were married couples living together, 8.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.60% were non-families. 24.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 2.95. A marriage is a committed relationship between or among individuals, recognized by civil authority and/or bound by the religious beliefs of the participants. ...


In the county, the population was spread out with 24.60% under the age of 18, 7.60% from 18 to 24, 28.40% from 25 to 44, 25.00% from 45 to 64, and 14.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 100.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.60 males.


Municipalities

Map of Fulton County, Pennsylvania with Municipal Labels showing Boroughs (red) and Townships (white).
Map of Fulton County, Pennsylvania with Municipal Labels showing Boroughs (red) and Townships (white).

Image File history File links Map_of_Fulton_County_Pennsylvania_With_Municipal_and_Township_Labels. ... Image File history File links Map_of_Fulton_County_Pennsylvania_With_Municipal_and_Township_Labels. ...

Boroughs

McConnellsburg is a borough located in Fulton County, Pennsylvania. ... Valley-Hi is a borough located in Fulton County, Pennsylvania. ...

Townships

Ayr Township is a township located in Fulton County, Pennsylvania. ... There is also the community of Belfast in Northampton County, Pennsylvania. ... Bethel Township is a township located in Fulton County, Pennsylvania. ... Brush Creek Township is a township located in Fulton County, Pennsylvania. ... Dublin Township is a township located in Fulton County, Pennsylvania. ... Licking Creek Township is a township located in Fulton County, Pennsylvania. ... Taylor Township is a township located in Fulton County, Pennsylvania. ... Thompson Township is a township located in Fulton County, Pennsylvania. ... Todd Township is a township located in Fulton County, Pennsylvania. ... Union Township is a township located in Fulton County, Pennsylvania. ... Wells Township is a township located in Fulton County, Pennsylvania. ...

Education

Public School Districts

  • Central Fulton School District
  • Forbes Road School District
  • Southern Fulton School District


Municipalities and Communities of Fulton County, Pennsylvania
(County Seat: McConnellsburg)
Boroughs McConnellsburg | Valley-Hi
Townships Ayr Twp. | Belfast Twp. | Bethel Twp. | Brush Creek Twp. | Dublin Twp. | Licking Creek Twp. | Taylor Twp. | Thompson Twp. | Todd Twp. | Union Twp. | Wells Twp.
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Capital: Harrisburg
Metropolitan areas: Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton | Altoona | Erie | Harrisburg-Carlisle-Lebanon | Johnstown | Lancaster | Philadelphia | Pittsburgh | Reading | Scranton-Wilkes-Barre | State College | Williamsport | York-Hanover
Regions: Coal Region | Cumberland Valley | Delaware Valley | Lehigh Valley | Northern Tier | Northwest Region | Pennsylvania Dutch Country | Laurel Highlands | The Poconos | Susquehanna Valley | Western Pennsylvania
Counties: Adams | Allegheny | Armstrong | Beaver | Bedford | Berks | Blair | Bradford | Bucks | Butler | Cambria | Cameron | Carbon | Centre | Chester | Clarion | Clearfield | Clinton | Columbia | Crawford | Cumberland | Dauphin | Delaware | Elk | Erie | Fayette | Forest | Franklin | Fulton | Greene | Huntingdon | Indiana | Jefferson | Juniata | Lackawanna | Lancaster | Lawrence | Lebanon | Lehigh | Luzerne | Lycoming | McKean | Mercer | Mifflin | Monroe | Montgomery | Montour | Northampton | Northumberland | Perry | Philadelphia | Pike | Potter | Schuylkill | Snyder | Somerset | Sullivan | Susquehanna | Tioga | Union | Venango | Warren | Washington | Wayne | Westmoreland | Wyoming | York

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