Fulton County

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Fulton

Fulton County is named for Robert Fulton, who was the inventor of the first successful steamboat, and who lived from 1765 to 1815.

 

Created:  February 7, 1835

County Seat: 

Rochester 1836 – present

 

County Courthouse – Rochester 

 

Location:  815 Main Street / East 8th Street

Built:  1896

Style:  Richardsonian Romanesque

Architect:  A William  and Edwin A Rush of Grand Rapids, Michigan

Contractor:  Jordan E Gibson of Logansport.

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a two story light gray colored stone structure. The west front has a large arch at the entrance with three arched windows above and stone turrets on either side of the center section. There are four peaks with a central stone tower rising from the centre of the building featuring a clock and steep red colored roof. The building was renovated in 2001 to 2002. The architect was Schmidt Associates Inc. of Indianapolis and the contractor was H G Christman Construction Company of South Bend. On the south side of the building is the County Office Building.

 

Note:  The previous courthouse was designed by Joseph Miles and built by Henry Kent in 1847.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Marshall County 

E – Kosciusko County, Wasbash County and Miami County

S – Miami County and Cass County

W – Pulaski County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2006 and 2011