Fulton County is the most-western part U. S. state of Kentucky, with its western boundary the Mississippi River. As of the 2010 census, the population was 6,813, its county seat is Hickman. The county was formed in 1845 from Hickman County and named for Robert Fulton, the inventor of the steamboat. Allied with Tennessee by trade and culture, white Fulton County residents were pro-Confederate during the American Civil War. Forces from both armies passed through the county during different periods of the conflict; because of imprecise early surveying of Kentucky's southern border, Fulton County is divided into two non-contiguous parts. An exclave on the peninsula in the Kentucky Bend of the Mississippi River can be reached only by road through Tennessee. Fulton County is part of the Union City, TN–KY Micropolitan Statistical Area, included in the Martin-Union City, TN-KY Combined Statistical Area; the rural county was not organized from a portion of Hickman County. It was named for inventor of the steamboat.
Hickman, Kentucky was designated as the county seat. The county was developed for agriculture, dependent on the labor of enslaved African Americans. Area farmers had ties to Tennessee planters, shipped produce down the Mississippi River, which formed the county's western border, they supported the Confederacy. During the post-Reconstruction period, there was considerable racial violence by whites against blacks in Fulton County. Whites lynched 20 African Americans here from 1877-1950; this was by far the highest total of any county in the state, more than ten times the total in many other counties. Five men were lynched from 1883 to 1917, for alleged rape, barn burning, robbery and murder. After the Civil War, some African Americans became landowners in the county. A notably egregious lynching was that on October 3, 1908 in Hickman of David Walker and his entire family by 50 Night Riders; this may have been part of anarchic violence, directed at blacks arising from the "Reelfoot Lake Uprising", but it appeared that whites coveted Walker's land.
Walker and his wife, an infant in arms, three children were shot multiple times. Walker owned a 21 1/2 acre farm. One of latter's descendants continues to own the rural land. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 231 square miles, of which 206 square miles is land and 25 square miles is water. About 11 square miles of the county is separated in a peninsula from the rest of the state by an oxbow of the Mississippi River, known as the Kentucky Bend or New Madrid Bend, after the city in Missouri on the north side of the river. Travelers going there have to pass into Tennessee by road and go north to reach the Kentucky Bend exclave; the lowest point in the state of Kentucky is located on the Mississippi River in Kentucky Bend in Fulton County, where it flows past Kentucky and between Tennessee and Missouri. It is expected that over time, the river will cut across the short neck of the peninsula, cutting it off from Kentucky, with land filling in behind it to connect it to Missouri.
Mississippi County, Missouri Hickman County Obion County, Tennessee Lake County, Tennessee New Madrid County, Missouri Reelfoot National Wildlife Refuge US 45 US 51 KY 58 KY 94 KY 116 KY 123 KY 125 KY 166 KY 239 KY 307 KY 781 KY 924 KY 1529 As of the census of 2000, there were 7,752 people, 3,237 households, 2,113 families residing in the county. The population density was 37 per square mile. There were 3,697 housing units at an average density of 18 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 75.12% White, 23.19% Black or African American, 0.12% Native American, 0.31% Asian, 0.32% from other races, 0.94% from two or more races. 0.72 % of the population were Latino of any race. There were 3,237 households out of which 29.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.40% were married couples living together, 18.00% had a female householder with no husband present, 34.70% were non-families. 32.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.20% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older.
The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.92. In the county, the population was spread out with 24.90% under the age of 18, 8.90% from 18 to 24, 25.50% from 25 to 44, 23.20% from 45 to 64, 17.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 87.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.00 males. The median income for a household in the county was $24,382, the median income for a family was $30,788. Males had a median income of $26,401 versus $19,549 for females; the per capita income for the county was $14,309. About 20.10% of families and 23.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 32.30% of those under age 18 and 16.00% of those age 65 or over. Fulton County School District Fulton Independent Schools WENK-AM 1240 "The Greatest Hits of All Time" WWGY 99.3 "Today's Best Music with Ace & TJ in the Morning" Fulton Hickman Cayce National Register of Historic Places listings in Fulton County, Kentucky L. Otley Pindar, "List of the Birds of Fulton County, Kentucky,"
University of Upper Alsace is a multidisciplinary teaching and research centre based in the two cities of Mulhouse and Colmar, France. Research and teaching at UHA concentrates on science, economics, management and humanities. In 2017, UHA has more than 8000 students with about a hundred courses offered; the founding of UHA was driven among them was Jean-Baptiste Donnet. The special geographical situation of UHA, which lies close to the Swiss and German borders, is favourable to the emergence of single courses leading to double or triple degrees that are recognized in the neighbouring countries. Together with Albert Ludwigs University of Freiburg, University of Basel, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, as well as Strasbourg University, the university of Upper Alsace is a member of the EUCOR, a trinational cross-border alliance of five universities on the Upper Rhine in the border region between Germany and Switzerland; the university consists of four faculties: FLSH - Faculte des Lettres, Langues et Sciences Humaines FSESJ - Faculte des Sciences Economiques, Sociales et Juridiques FST - Faculte des Sciences et Techniques PEPS - Pluridisciplinaire d'Enseignement Professionnalisé Supérieurtwo institutes of technology: IUT DE COLMAR - Institut Universitaire de Technologie de Colmar IUT DE MULHOUSE - Institut Universitaire de Technologie de Mulhouseand two schools of engineering: ENSCMu - Ecole Nationale Superieure de Chimie de Mulhouse ENSISA - Ecole Nationale Superieure d'Ingénieurs Sud Alsace
Edith Mae Savage-Jennings was an American civil rights leader from New Jersey. She was known for her association with civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr, she was notable for being a guest to the White House under every president of the United States from Franklin D. Roosevelt through Barack Obama, she was inducted into the New Jersey Women's Hall of Fame in 2011. Savage was born in 1924 at Jacksonville, one of six children in her family, her parents died. Following the death of her parents and her siblings went to live with her aunt, who moved the family to New Jersey. At age 10, Savage met First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt when she was selected to hand the First Lady flowers on behalf of the New Jersey State Federation of Colored Women's Clubs. Although told not to say anything, Savage thanked Roosevelt which led to the two becoming pen pals for the remainder of Roosevelt's life. At 12 years old, she joined the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. At only 13 years old, Savage helped to integrate the Capital Theater in Trenton, New Jersey, when she refused to sit in the balcony, the designated seating area for blacks.
Savage's first job was in the sheriff's office, where she continued to speak out against discrimination. In 1957, while Savage was raising funds for King's Southern Leadership Conference, she was introduced to civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. King and his wife, Coretta Scott King, became Savage's close friends. After Martin's death, Savage worked with Coretta to found the King Center. In 1964, Savage and first lady of New Jersey Helen Meyner went on a presidential mission to integrate a school in Mississippi. Savage and Meyner met with local women in an effort to convince the locals to allow for the school to be integrated peacefully; that same year, she organized the New Jersey Democratic Coalition. In 2017, she was a keynote speaker at the Women's March in Trenton. Savage was the coordinator of the Mid-Atlantic States Poor People's Campaign of SCLC in 1968. President Jimmy Carter appointed her as a U. S. Delegate at the World Women’s Conference in Houston, Texas in 1977. Besides promoting civil rights, Savage wanted to combat problems in the African-American community through education.
She believed the importance of mentoring to give children role models. On October 28, 1993, Savage married C. Donald Jennings. Rosa Parks attended Coretta Scott King served as maid of honor, her husband died on June 19, 2011 at age 94. Savage died on November 12, 2017 at her home in Trenton, New Jersey at the age of 93. Savage received more than 100 honors for her work in Civil Rights, she was inducted into the New Jersey Women's Hall of Fame in 2011. The city of Trenton proclaimed February 2016 as Edith Savage-Jennings Day. Savage was a guest to the White House under every president of the United States from Franklin Delano Roosevelt through Barack Obama. Edith Savage-Jennings profile at National Association of Social Workers website.