Fulton County Poor Asylum

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Fulton County Poor Asylum
Established 1871
Opened 1876
Closed 1965
Current Status Demolished
Building Style Single Building
Location Rochester, IN
Architecture Style Italianate
Alternate Names
  • Fulton County Home


The 178-acre Moore Farm, then located two miles south of Rochester, was purchased in 1871 for use as the Fulton County Poor Farm. The County Home was closed on 31 December 1965 and the entire property was sold on 17 December 1966 by the county commissioners to State Senator Robert E. Peterson of Rochester.