Cates is an unincorporated community in Fulton Township, Fountain County, Indiana. The town was founded May 23, 1903. Nearby places include Coal Creek, Harveysburg, Kingman, Lodi, Mackie, Silverwood, Sylvania, Tangier, Yeddo,.
Local landmarks include Baker Cemetery, Bethel Cemetery, Cates Community Church, East Liberty Church, Lake Holiday Hide-away, Lake Holiday Hide-Away Dam, Norton Cemetery, Snoddy Church, Township of Fulton. Estimated population is 115.
Cates is located at 39°59′48″N 87°20′16″W / 39.99667°N 87.33778°W / 39.99667; -87.33778 between Kingman and Perrysville.