On February 13, 2005, Fukuoka, along with the towns of Sakashita and Tsukechi, the villages of Hirukawa, Kashimo and Kawaue (all from Ena District), and the village of Yamaguchi (from Kiso District, Nagano Prefecture), was merged into the expanded city of Nakatsugawa and no longer exists as an independent municipality.
The modern history of Fukuoka dates back to the Meiji era. In 1889, three villages of Fukuoka, Takayama and Tase were incorporated with a new status under the Municipal Act of 1888. Fukuoka merged the village of Shimono in 1897 and was raised to the rank of a town in 1966. The town had four school districts based on these old villages.
- "中津川市紹介（HP版）07.03.27" (PDF). Nakatsugawa official website (in Japanese). Retrieved August 19, 2011.
- Official website of Nakatsugawa (Japanese)
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