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A Large Round Barn

Welcome to Rochester, Indiana -- Home of beautiful Lake Manitou and the Round Barn Capital of the World!

Rochester is a family-centered community located in north central Indiana on the banks of Lake Manitou. This small, rural community prides itself on providing unique lake opportunities, a strong public school system, beautiful golf courses and parks, and an airport large enough to allow private jets to land. The city maintains a thriving business and industry district; responsible for making products like space shuttle radiation shields to race car engines.

Rochester offers many recreational activities including; fishing, golfing, swimming, walking trails and camping. There are parks available for picnics, cookouts, sporting events and other types of outdoor fun. The Chamber of Commerce sponsors annual events such as the Round Barn Festival, Twilight Parade, Chili Cook-off, and Red Hot Car Show. The city of Rochester was selected to be the 1998 winner of the Indiana State Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Community of the Year Award. In 2003, Rochester celebrated its Sesquicentennial (150 years).

To learn more about our community, please explore the following links:

Local Sites of Interest

City of Rochester

Fulton County Chamber of Commerce

Fulton County Government

Lake Manitou Association

Rochester Tourism

Area Schools

Caston School Corporation

Rochester Community School Corporation

Tippecanoe Valley School Corporation

World reknown Culver Military Academy on the shores of beautiful Lake Maxinkuckee approx. 17 miles from Rochester

Regional Schools

Ancilla College

Indiana University

Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana

Purdue University

Real Estate

Dave Helt Realty

Gottschalk Realty

Kelley Realty

Lakeshore Realtors, Inc.

Manitou Realty & Auction, Inc.

Realty One Group

Additional Links

Fulton County Public Library

The Rochester Sentinel


Fulton County Profile

Rochester Population And Demographics