My name is Giles. I am 16 and a sophomore at Downers
Grove North High School. I enjoy
and watching baseball, football, and basketball. I like rap
music and I can play the guitar. In my spare time, I enjoy going
to parties or hanging out with my friends. I have short brown hair
and blue eyes. I am 6 feet tall and I weigh 150 pounds.
History teacher here at Downers Grove North is taking a bike trip across
the U.S. and he will be
passing through Fulton County, Indiana, which this page is about.
Fulton County Links
Fulton County Home Page
Includes information on Fulton County places of worship
County Links Page
Has most every Fulton County link available
Square Mileage-371 square miles
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"Rochester was named 1998 Community of
the Year for its ability to improve residents' quality of life through
business and public partnerships. The business community in the northern
Indiana town of fewer than 7000 has been the leader in providing increased
educational, recreational, and enrichment opportunities."
The first inhabitants of
Fulton County were Native Americans. A famous person who came out
of this area was Elmo Lincoln, the first Tarzan.
In the summer in
Fulton County, it is hot and humid. Temperatures are normally in
the 80s, but can go above 100. The elevation relief in Fulton County
changes abruptly from west to east, from level elevation to strong slopes.
Most people in Fulton County work in agriculture and industry. There
is a lot of farmland and several factories in the county. The population
of 18,000 is growing mostly due to births. The ethnic population
has been growing rapidly in the past few years. The most common wild
animal is the white-tail deer due to the many corn fields. Car-deer
accidents are all too prevelant.
There is an Amish community
in Fulton County that has recently established itself. A horse drawn
buggy is a common sight these days. The most common crime in Fulton
County is bulgary. There haven't been any crimes in Fulton County
committed, besides murder, worth mentioning. The most interesting
thing to see is Lake Manitou, and the most interesting person to talk to
would be Shirley Willard, the head of the Fulton County museum. She
can be reached at (219)223-4436. The best thing about living here
is the peace and quiet, but the worst thing would be the boredom.
High school kids often say they are looking forward to going to college
to escape the boredom.
Best local restaurant-Allejandra's
Best ice cream/milkshake-The Flagpole
Biggest mystery or legend-
"The Manitou Monster"
It is Fulton County's version of the
Loch Ness monster. The legend goes back to before the settlers arrived.
A local Indian tribe reported a serpent monster with a scaly tail in the
lake. They called it Manitou, meaning spirit. The legend has
been handed down with many sightings since the early 1800s.