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The little country church by the side of the road. Many of those churches have disappeared in rural communities.

However, in Fulton, Iowa, near Maquoketa,  the Fulton Community Church still stands tall. It is one hundred forty years old this year.

It is the little church that could!

A presence in that small Jackson County community since 1874.

In 1995, a highway expansion threatened to take the church with it. People rallied around their small church, and made arrangements to move it a few blocks.

It cost about five thousand dollars to move it. The church was built for two thousand dollars.

Red Henton has attended Fulton Community Church for 85 years. He remembers moving day. He says the process went very smoothly.

Some of the original pews are still standing. About twenty people attend Sunday services twice a month.

Reverend Susen LeBlanc pastored at the church for three years. She says there is so much history there.  

Before electricity, lanterns were used to light the church. The original altar rail is still there. A candle still burns brightly.

The church bell still sounds as a call to worship.

Church Member Rosie Knoebel says history is worth saving. She believes the church tells its own story.

Fulton Community Church. A connection to the community!

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