Robert Fulton (1765 - 1815)
14 Nov 1765
Little Britain Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
24 Feb 1815
New York, New York, New York, USA
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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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