Fultonville, New York

Fultonville, New York

Infobox Settlement
official_name = Fultonville, New York
settlement_type = Village
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subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = United States
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_name1 = New York
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Montgomery
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leader_title = Mayor
leader_name = Robert Headwell
leader_title1 = Clerk-Treasurer
leader_name1 = Thomas P DiMezza
leader_title2 = Historian
leader_name2 = Ryan BB Weitz
leader_title3 = DPW Supervisor
leader_name3 = Paul Daley
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population_total = 710
population_density_km2 = 570.3
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timezone = Eastern (EST)
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postal_code_type = ZIP codes
postal_code = 12016, 12072
area_code = 518
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Fultonville is a village in Montgomery County, New York, United States. The population was 710 at the 2000 census. The village is named after Robert Fulton, inventor of the steamboat.

The Village of Fultonville is on the south bank of the Mohawk River in the Town of Glen. It is west of Amsterdam, NY.


The first settlement on the site was made around 1750, and was called "Van Epps Swamp" due to the swampland by the river. Homes located here were burned during the American Revolution.

The village was founded around 1824 in anticipation of the opening of the Erie Canal.

Fultonville was incorporated as a village August 09, 1848. The original board of Trustees was as follows:

Howland Fish - President
Andrew J Yates
William B Wemple
Thomas R Horton
Delancey D Starin
At the time of incorporation, the village's population numbered 630. In 1875 the population had increased to 1220.

Cobblestone Free Hall and Library

Cobblestone Free Hall and Library was built sometime before 1868 when it was the house of C.B. Freeman. Freeman was proprietor of Fultonville Steam Mills. He lived at this residence until at least 1878 when F.W. Beers published a history of Montgomery and Fulton Counties. By 1905, a large wooden addition had been made to the rear of the building and was then called "Cobblestone Free Hall and Library." The building still stands, minus the addition, and is a private residence.

Historic Photos


Fultonville is located at coor dms|42|56|48|N|74|22|10|W|city (42.946764, -74.369395)GR|1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.5 square miles (1.3 km²), of which, 0.5 square miles (1.2 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (7.69%) is water.

The village is on the south bank of the Mohawk River with the Village of Fonda on the opposite shore, linked by a bridge carrying NY-30A. The Mohawk River is part of the Erie Canal at this location.

The New York State Thruway (Interstate 90) passes through the community. New York State Route 5S (Maple Avenue), parallels the Thruway and intesects New York State Route 30A (Main Street) in Fultonville.


As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 710 people, 279 households, and 191 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,477.0 people per square mile (571.1/km²). There were 309 housing units at an average density of 642.8/sq mi (248.6/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.03% White, 0.70% Asian, 0.14% from other races, and 1.13% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.83% of the population.

There were 279 households out of which 33.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.4% were married couples living together, 17.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.2% were non-families. 25.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.8% 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 2.96.

In the village the population was spread out with 27.7% under the age of 18, 9.4% from 18 to 24, 26.9% from 25 to 44, 21.4% from 45 to 64, and 14.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 87.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.6 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $32,361, and the median income for a family was $34,167. Males had a median income of $30,500 versus $20,909 for females. The per capita income for the village was $15,283. About 3.4% of families and 6.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.3% of those under age 18 and 4.5% of those age 65 or over.

Points of Interest


Fultonville area residents attend the Fonda-Fultonville Central School District, located in Fonda, New York.

Houses of Worship

*Fultonville Reformed Church
*Fonda-Fultonville United Methodist Church
*Calvary Baptist Church [No Longer in Use]


Maple Avenue Cemetery - Est. 1874 - For Contact info, please write to the village historian at fultonvillehistory@gmail.com

Old Fultonville Cemetery


External links

* [http://www.fultonville.org Village of Fultonville, NY]
* [http://www.rootsweb.com/~nyfulton/Turnpike/Fonda.html Area history for Fultonville]
* [http://www.aphnys.org/displaycommon.cfm?an=1&subarticlenbr=46 Village Historian]
* [http://capitalnews9.com/Default.aspx?ArID=121433 Village Historian]
* [http://www.dailygazette.com/news/2008/aug/02/0802_historian/ Village Historian]
* [http://www.leaderherald.com/page/content.detail/id/504763.html Village Historian]

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