Cates is an unincorporated community in Fulton Township, Fountain County, Indiana.
A post office was established at Cates in 1883, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1984. Cates was platted in 1903.
Cates is located at 39°59′48″N 87°20′16″W / 39.99667°N 87.33778°W between Kingman and Perrysville.
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The village was platted on May 23 1903.