Friday, September 10, 2010
Hamilton Fulton served as Chief Engineer of Georgia as early as 1827. He was a man ahead of his time in favor of cutting railroads through the State. Fulton ultimately received the support of Gov. Troup in abandoning the system of canals and substitute railroads. Fulton prepared plans to enlarge the Capitol in Milledgeville and was in charge of that project as chief engineer in 1827-1828 until dismissed by the new administration of Gov. John Clark. After that Fulton disappeared from public life.