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Town of Fulton, Indiana
Fulton, Indiana.
Fulton, Indiana.
Location of Fulton in Fulton County, Indiana.
Location of Fulton in Fulton County, Indiana.
Country United States
State Indiana
County Fulton
Township Liberty
 • Total 0.19 sq mi (0.48 km2)
 • Land 0.19 sq mi (0.48 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
794 ft (242 m)
 • Total 303
 • Density 1,629.03/sq mi (627.49/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (EST)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 574
FIPS code 18-26152
GNIS feature ID 0434896

Fulton is a town in Liberty Township, Fulton County, Indiana, United States. The population was 333 at the 2010 census.


Fulton took its name from Fulton County. The Fulton post office was established in 1843. In 1850 the first log cabin was erected in Fulton. Robert Aitken and family were the first occupants of the cabin and occupied a saw mill in the town. The village roads and markers were laid out in 1851 by Judge Wright of Logansport. The first schoolhouse was erected in 1845. In 1909 the first brick school was built. In 1852 the first church was erected by the Methodists. In late 1853 the Baptists also organized a church. Robert Aitken, the first settler, was appointed by the government as first postmaster in 1851. A tannery was established in 1851, and then a second tannery in 1853. Other additional businesses included a blacksmith shop, a grist mill, a carpet weaver, and an inn, erected in 1852 and eventually became a hotel. There was also a wood shop and other small businesses. The town’s first Doctor, Dr. Franklin C. Dielman, came to town after his graduation from medical school. The first child delivered by Dr. Dielman was Hiram Ford, the first baby girl was Kathleen Rannels Carrithers. Fulton’s first bank was opened in 1907. The first newspaper, “The Fulton Leader” was established in 1901. A library was organized in 1920 and became a part of the Fulton County Library system in 1921. The Knights of Pythias was organized in 1905; The Masonic Lodge in 1906, followed by the Eastern Star in 1912. Fulton’s first street lights were installed in the summer of 1916.


Fulton is located at 40°56′50″N 86°15′50″W / 40.94722°N 86.26389°W / 40.94722; -86.26389 (40.947157, -86.263935).

According to the 2010 census, Fulton has a total area of 0.18 square miles (0.47 km2), all land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 296
1920 361 22.0%
1930 397 10.0%
1940 373 −6.0%
1950 366 −1.9%
1960 410 12.0%
1970 372 −9.3%
1980 393 5.6%
1990 371 −5.6%
2000 326 −12.1%
2010 333 2.1%
2020 303 −9.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 333 people, 128 households, and 89 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,850.0 inhabitants per square mile (714.3/km2). There were 145 housing units at an average density of 805.6 per square mile (311.0/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.2% White and 1.8% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.1% of the population.

There were 128 households, of which 39.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.4% were married couples living together, 9.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 11.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 30.5% were non-families. 25.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.07.

The median age in the town was 36.9 years. 30.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.8% were from 25 to 44; 23.7% were from 45 to 64; and 15.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 50.8% male and 49.2% female.


Fulton has a public library, a branch of the Fulton County Public Library.

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