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    FULTON, TEXAS

    Aransas County, Texas Gulf Coast
    Highway 35 and the waterfront just north of Rockport

    Population 1,553 (2000)

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    Fulton Texas Harbor Boats
    Photo courtesy Ken Rudine, May 2007

    History in a Seashell

    Founded in 1866, the town was named after George Ware Fulton, the builder of the Fulton Mansion - one of the more famous 19th Century mansions in the state.

    The port was busy during the cattle boom, shipping beef to Eastern ports and New Orleans. With railroad expansion, the packing houses closed down by the mid-1870s.

    Fulton's population was a mere 175 in 1885. A stage line connected Fulton to Rockport
    and St. Mary's of Aransas.

    From 1888 to 1900 the town was renamed Aransas City. The name reverted back to Fulton with the closure of the Aransas City post office.

    In the 1930s pre-Columbian artifacts were discovered. Tourism is the areas biggest economic asset.

    Photo courtesy Ken Rudine, May 2007
    Fulton Mansion State Historic Site
    Fulton Cemetery gate, Fulton Texas
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    Fulton Cemetery, Fulton Texas
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    Fulton Cemetery Historical marker, Fulton Texas
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