Fulton County

Welcome to Fulton County

As the westernmost point in all of Kentucky, Fulton County is where the Mississippi River, the CNRR Mainline, and Interstate 69 converge. If you're looking to live a rural lifestyle surrounded by nature, Fulton County could be your dream pastoral oasis. However, don't be fooled by the area's country landscape—you'll find plenty of unique opportunities all throughout Fulton, Hickman, and the county's other tight-knit communities.

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At a Glance

Getting Around

Major roads: US-51, I-69, KY-125 
Memphis International Airport: 2 hours, 21 minutes
Martin, TN: 34 minutes
Mayfield, KY: 44 minutes
Paducah, KY: 1 hour


Population: 6,120
Largest city: Fulton
County seat: Hickman
Median home value: $111,750

Communities of Fulton County


Once a popular railroad town, Fulton has since transformed into a small city with plenty of Southern charm. Fulton is one of four cities in the entire state that's served by Amtrak, and it's home to the Railroaders, a summer collegiate league baseball team. Locals also love attending the International Banana Festival.   


Famous author Mark Twain once called Hickman "the most beautiful town on the Mississippi," and it's easy to see why. This county seat is home to one of the last remaining ferries on the Mississippi River, as well as a bustling commercial district nestled near the banks of the Obion Creek.


Though it may be an unincorporated community, Cayce is a small residential town that's ideal for anyone looking for a slice of Southern suburbia. If you really want a taste of life in Cayce, be sure to stop by Cayce Cafe for breakfast or take a drive along the serene country roads.

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What You'll LOVE in Fulton County

Fulton County is a place that seamlessly blends tradition and innovation. Whether you're on the hunt for a spacious farm or a historic downtown home, you'll find just what you need in one of Fulton County's many communities. Here are a few more perks that come with living here.

Shopping & dining

No matter what you're craving, you'll have no trouble finding the perfect eatery in Fulton County. Keg Bar & Grill offers just about every type of cuisine, while Hub's is known for its delicious seafood. And if you're in the mood for barbecue, be sure to check out Smoke House Restaurant.

Need to get some shopping done? Most of the area's big-box stores—like Walmart and Dollar Tree—are located in Fulton. However, both Fulton and Hickman have their fair share of locally owned businesses, too. Favorites include L.A. Stylez, the Kentucky Nut Corporation, and the nearby Reelfoot Shopping Center in Union City.

Parks and recreation

Fulton County is located near some of Kentucky and Tennessee's most popular natural destinations. If you're eager to experience a one-of-a-kind outdoor adventure, the Reelfoot National Wildlife Refuge should be at the top of your must-visit list. Here, you can hunt, hike, canoe, or view wildlife all year-round. Other top green spaces include Pontotoc Park, Union Park, and Jeff Green Memorial Park.

Educational opportunities

Most students living in the area are zoned for the Fulton County School District, but children in the town of Fulton attend Fulton Independent Schools. Both districts boast low student-to-teacher ratios, impressive graduation rates, and high marks for diversity from Niche.com. Fulton County School District also has its own career academy, as well as a Head Start preschool.

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