The town of Fulton took its name from Fulton County, which was established in 1835 and named for steamboat inventor Robert Fulton. First steamboats brought opportunities to the area then the railroads moved in, and today, highways, railways, and an airport system bring much needed supplies for businesses in this area. The north-central Indiana area is criss-crossed by state and federal highways that put six of the nation’s main interstates within an hour’s drive.
Our realtors invite you to this land of opportunity where you’ll find great houses, too. The real estate market is thriving in the Fulton area, and you are sure to find a gem that is right for you. Let us show you homes in town or homes in the country with plenty of acreage. There are so many nice locations and neighborhoods here that you may have trouble choosing the location that is best for you.
For those who like to travel and enjoy city life, several cities are close to the rural community of Fulton. Lafayette is an easy, one-hour drive from town, and Fort Wayne and Indianapolis are within a two-hour drive. Living in Fulton allows you to visit the larger cities but are conveniently able to enjoy the everyday life of a small town. We can help you find a home in this scenic location where you don’t have to go farther than your backyard to enjoy nature.
Fulton County is loaded with shopping opportunities with stores that feature everything from antiques to furniture. You certainly won’t have trouble finding clothing and accessories here with all the great boutiques that line the streets of nearby cities like Rochester, Peru, Logansport, and Winnemac. Of course, you also have plenty of options when it comes to shopping for everything from groceries to furniture to tools.
There’s something for everyone and every taste at the restaurants in the Fulton area. It has its own taverns and local Americana fare. You’re in luck if you love having a lot of variety because there just isn’t many types of food that isn’t represented in the broader area. Everything from classic American food to Chinese, Mexican, and other international fare will be easy to find in the larger cities.
There is plenty to see and do in the Fulton area. The Times Cinema originally featured silent movies, and movie-goers today will still find the latest film, popcorn, and fun. History comes alive at Fulton County Museum and Round Barn Museum. The living history village called Loyal depicts life in the 1900-1925 time period. The Prill School was built in the 1800's; this historical and cultural landmark is now a museum. The Coleman Lantern Museum holds the largest collection of lanterns in the world.
In addition to museums and other indoor activities, many outdoor attractions draw crowds to this area as well. The Fulton Park offers fun in the sun during warm weather as well as the Fulton Fun Days which lasts for three days in August. Tippecanoe River State Park offer boating, hiking, and fishing in a scenic park. Manitou Island Wetlands is an extensive marsh surrounding many wooded islands. Manitou Island Nature Preserve is only accessible via boat from launch sites across from it on Lake Manitou. There are several hiking and biking trails in the area. Grass Creek Trail takes outdoor enthusiasts through Fulton. Lake Bruce is a 290-acre spring-fed lake with excellent fishing and a beach, too.
Fulton County finds small business, manufacturing, retail trade, and agriculture as keys to the county's economy. In fact, agriculture, industry, and other related businesses coexist very well by working together. The manufacturing field, represented by companies like Topp Industries, Olympic Fiberglass Industries, and Fulton Industries, are some of the businesses that offer employment in this industry. In addition, major manufacturing employers here include Rochester Metal Products Corporation, Lau Industries, and Winamac Coil Spring.
Construction is also a common industry, and companies like Pike Lumber Company and Kuert Concrete provide work in this field. The Fulton County Railroad is a switching railroad that provides service to only one customer, Wilson Fertilizer and Grain, a company that works in the agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting industry. Other common industries in the area include transportation equipment, repair and maintenance, and educational services.
There is one elementary school and one junior/senior high school in the Caston School Corporation, a small rural school district just south of Fulton that serves Grades K-12. Students who live in Fulton, Grass Creek, and Kewanna attend these two schools. Graduates are required to have the kind of global skills that can be developed and perfected through a One-to-One initiative.
In order to fully engage and challenge students, the school environment reflects the complexity of the modern world. Therefore, the initiative provides an Apple iPad device for each Junior-Senior High School student to enhance classroom instruction. A website featuring K-12 multimedia educational resources is also available to the students. The curriculum is well-rounded, preparing students for careers or further education upon graduation.