Robert Fulton Birthplace

8 mi. S of Quarryville on U.S. 222, Quarryville, Pennsylvania

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Description 

This stone house was the birthplace of Robert Fulton (1765-1815), artist, civil engineer, and inventor. Fulton worked on the development of canal systems and engineering; he is perhaps best remembered for designing the CLERMONT, the first commercially successful American steamboat, launched in 1807. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, January 29, 1964

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1966
Reference number
66000670
NR name
Fulton, Robert, Birthplace
Areas of significance
Art; Transportation; Invention
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
B - Person
Property type
Building
Historic function
Single dwelling
Current function
Park
Period of significance
1750-1799
Significant year
1765
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 1
Non-contributing buildings: 1