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Fulton County

Fulton County is named for Robert Fulton, who was the first successful builder of a steamboat on American waters.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Huntingdon County

E – Franklin County

S – Washington County, Maryland and  Alleghany County, Maryland

W – Bedford County

 

Created:  April 19, 1850                          Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Fulton County

County Seat:

McConnellsburg  1850 – present

 

County Courthouse – McConnellsburg  

 

Location:  116 West Market Street / 2nd Street

Built:  1851 – 1852

Style:  Greek Revival

Architect:  Jacob Stoner

Contractor:  Aaron Staines of Huntingdon County

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a two story red colored brick and wood structure. The rectangular building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of McConnellsburg. The south front has a large portico with six white colored columns rising to a wide pediment at the roof line. The central entrance is framed with white colored wood. On the roof is a white colored open cupola. On the north side is the jail designed by Solomon Filler and built by John Sipes of Fulton County at a of $2,874 in 1851.

 

History:  The county was created in 1850 and McConnellsburg was selected as the county seat. The first and present courthouse was constructed in 1851 to 1852 at a cost of $5,595.

 

 

County Courthouse – McConnellsburg 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos taken 2015