Fulton County became Georgia 144th County when the legislature created it from parts of DeKalb County in 1853. The current elongated shape resulted from the consolidation of Milton and Campbell County into Fulton Country in 1853. The County was named after Robert Fulton who developed the steam engine, a driving force behind the development and growth of the South. Atlanta plays the dual role of county seat and capitol of the state.
South of the city, Fulton County offers superior accessibility to road, rail and air transportation. Home to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, one of the world’s busiest, South Fulton County is also the hub for two major railroads. This excellent transportation infrastructure, an excellent work force and superb developer incentives make South Fulton County one of the best places to do business in the country. Headquartered in South Fulton are blue-chip companies such as Delta Air Lines and Chick-fil-A.
Communities such as College Park, East Point, Fairburn, Hapeville, Union City, Palmetto and Chattahoochee Hills - not to mention Southwest Atlanta - offer both suburban and small-town living opportunities. Long-established, middle- and upper-income neighborhoods feature modestly priced land and upscale housing for residential and business buyers and tenants. With two-thirds of its acreage still available for development, South Fulton County is a veritable gold mine of opportunities.