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Fulton County is a county located in the state of Indiana. As of 2010, the population was 20,836. Fulton County was created on February 7, 1835. The county seat is Rochester. The county is named for Robert Fulton, inventor of the steamboat.
The county is named for Robert Fulton, Famous inventor of the steamboat.
County QuickFacts: CensusBureau Quick Facts
Fulton County was organized February 4, 1836 becoming effective April 1, 1836. It was named for Robert Fulton, inventor of the steamboat. Native Americans in the county believed that a terrible monster lived in Lake Manitou (Indiana) and for that reason they never lived around the lake. Early settlers called in the Devil's Lake and there were many reported sightings of a monster.
Fulton County is divided into 8 Civil Townships as follows: Aubbeenaubbee, Henry, Liberty, Newcastle, Richland, Rochester, Union and Wayne.
As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 371 square miles (962 km2), of which 369 square miles (954 km2) is land and 3 square miles (7 km2) (0.77%) is water.
Fulton county is located in north Indiana.
Bordering counties are as follows:
Public schools in Fulton County are administered by the Caston School Corporation, the Rochester Community School Corporation, Culver Community School Corporation, and the Tippecanoe Valley School Corporation.