Fulton is a city in Fulton County, Kentucky, United States. The population was 2,775 at the 2000 census. It was once known as the "Banana Capital of the World" because 70% of imported bananas to the U.S. used to be shipped there . U.S. Route 51 runs through the center of downtown. Fulton is part of the Union City-Hickman, TNKY Micropolitan Statistical Area. The City of Fulton uses The Commission Plan form of government, which is composed of a mayor elected to a four-year term and 4 commissioners elected to two-year terms. The executive and legislative authority of the city are exercised by the city commission, and administrative responsibilities are the province of the city manager.