Fulton County, Georgia Injury Lawyer
Fulton County was carved out of the western half of DeKalb County in 1853. The county's name is a matter of dispute. Certain historians claim the Fulton name was bestowed in honor of inventor Robert Fulton, who built the first steam engine in 1807. Steam engines were the engineering antecedents to steam locomotives which loom large in the history of Atlanta. Other historians claim that the name was in honor of Hamilton Fulton, a surveyor for the Western and Atlantic Railroad. Officially, the County itself claims that Robert Fulton is the namesake.
To save money during the Great Depression in 1932, the legislature annexed Milton County to the north and Campbell County to the southwest as part of Fulton County. This gave the county its long, gerrymandered geographical appearance along 70 miles (113 kilometers) of the Chattahoochee River.
Today, Fulton County is experiencing a revival as the city of Atlanta is enjoying a gentrifying population boom. Certain municipalities, notably Johns Creek and Sandy Springs, have withdrawn themselves politically and fiscally from Fulton County government because of tax allocation disputes. Likewise, the area of the county that used to be Milton County is attempting to secede from Fulton County for the same reason.
The major highways traversing Fulton County include the following: Interstate 20, Interstate 75, Interstate 85, Interstate 285, U.S. Route 19, U.S. Route 23, U.S. Route 29, U.S. Route 41, U.S. Route 78, U.S. Route 278, State Route 3, State Route 6, State Route 9, State Route 10, State Route 13, State Route 14, State Route 42, State Route 54, State Route 70, State Route 74, State Route 92, State Route 120, State Route 138, State Route 139, State Route 140, State Route 141, State Route 154 and State Route 400.
Secondary highways include: Abernathy Road, East Wesley Road, Freedom Parkway (S.R. 10), Glenridge Drive, Hammond Drive, Johnson Ferry Road, Lindbergh Drive (S.R. 236), Memorial Drive (S.R. 154), Moreland Avenue (U.S. 23/S.R. 42), Mount Vernon Highway, Peachtree Road (S.R. 141) Peachtree-Dunwoody Road Piedmont Road (S.R. 237), Ponce de Leon Avenue (U.S. 23/29/78/278/S.R. 8/10), Powers Ferry Road Roswell Road (U.S. 19/S.R. 9) and Windsor Parkway.
Because of it is home to so many major interstates, highways and surface streets, Fulton County residents are vulnerable to being victims in tractor trailer accidents and auto accidents. With its interstate layout and accompanying intersections, traffic lights and cross streets, Fulton County cities and unincorporated areas can be very dangerous.
If you have been seriously injured in a car wreck, motorcycle accident, boating mishap or tractor-trailer accident near Atlanta, Georgia or in Fulton County, please call Charles Scholle. He has an office near the Perimeter on Glenlake Parkway, in Midtown and in Duluth, and he serves clients throughout Metro Atlanta and the state of Georgia. To talk more about your case at a free, confidential consultation, please contact the firm online, email, or call 866-972-5287 or, in Fulton County, 770-717-5100.
Atlanta Police Department 404-546-2374
Fulton County Police Department 404-763-4780
Fulton County Sherriff Department 404-612-5100
Fulton County Fire Department 404-612-5700
Atlanta Fire Department 404-853-7000