Robert Fulton

Robert Fulton (1765 - 1815)

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Robert Fulton
Born in Little Britain Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvaniamap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married in Teviotdale, Linlithgo, Columbia, New Yorkmap
Descendants descendants
Died in New York, New York, New York, USAmap
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Categories: This Day In History November 14 | This Day In History February 24 | Pennsylvania Inventors | Little Britain Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania | Trinity Churchyard, Manhattan, New York | Namesakes US Counties | American Notables.

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  • Fulton's invention of the steam engine transformed life and commerce on the Mississippi River and its tributaries. (And elsewhere, of course.)
  • Burial: Trinity Churchyard, Manhattan, New York, New York; Plot: Northern Section, Livingston family vault 1815-3B


  • A marble statue of Fulton was contributed by the state of Pennsylvania to the National Statuary Hall at the US Capitol. Each state is allowed two such memorials.
  • Seven U.S. states ave counties named in Fulton's honor. They are: Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, New York, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.
  • Many schools, towns, roads and other features are named after Robert Fulton.
  • Over the years, five different ships of the US Navy have been named in Fulton's honor.
  • In 2006, Robert Fulton was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame


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