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Fountain City, Indiana
Location of Fountain City in Wayne County, Indiana.
|• Total||0.26 sq mi (0.68 km2)|
|• Land||0.26 sq mi (0.68 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)|
|Elevation||1,106 ft (337 m)|
|• Density||2,704.55/sq mi (1,045.00/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (EST)|
|GNIS feature ID||434712|
Fountain City, formerly Newport, is a town in New Garden Township, Wayne County, in the U.S. state of Indiana. The population was 796 at the 2010 census.
Fountain City was originally called New Garden, and under the latter name was laid out in 1818. New Garden became Newport in 1834, which was renamed Fountain City in 1878, named for its natural springs.
It was incorporated as a town in 1844.
The Fountain City post office has been in operation since 1878.
The Levi Coffin House, home of Quaker abolitionist Levi Coffin and his wife Catherine, was an important stop on the Underground Railroad. Coffin was sometimes known as the "president" of the Underground Railroad. It is now operated as an Indiana State Historic Site.
Fountain City is located at 39°57′16″N 84°55′12″W / 39.95444°N 84.92000°W (39.954525, -84.919890).
According to the 2010 census, Fountain City has a total area of 0.26 square miles (0.67 km2), all land.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2010, there were 796 people, 311 households, and 221 families living in the town. The population density was 3,061.5 inhabitants per square mile (1,182.1/km2). There were 343 housing units at an average density of 1,319.2 per square mile (509.3/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.2% White, 0.9% African American, 0.1% Asian, and 1.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.1% of the population.
There were 311 households, of which 39.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.6% were married couples living together, 15.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 7.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 28.9% were non-families. 24.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.00.
The median age in the town was 37.6 years. 27.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.6% were from 25 to 44; 24.3% were from 45 to 64; and 14.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 47.0% male and 53.0% female.
- Levi Coffin, abolitionist and conductor of the Underground Railroad
- Charles Conner, painter.
- William Penn Nixon, publisher and politician.
- Stephen Venard, lawman.
- [Laysha Ward], businesswoman, leader, executive leader at Target Corp.
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