Fountain City, Indiana

Zip Code: 47341
Population: 780
Incorporated: 1834

Fountain City, Indiana is located in New Garden Township in the northeastern quadarant of Wayne County. Children in this community attend Northeastern Wayne Schools.

Originally known as "Newport", Fountain City, IN is home to the Levi Coffin House State Historic Site. It was here that Levi Coffin and his wife, Catharine, helped more than 2,000 slaves reach safety via the Underground Railroad. The Levi Coffin House is a National Historic Landmark and was named one of the top 25 historic sites in the nation by the History Channel.

Levi Coffin Days, a town-wide festival is held each year on the third weekend in September. A parade, flea-market, and plenty of good food bring visitors to this community. Please call the Levi Coffin House at 765.847.2432 for details on limited tour hours during this yearly event.

Northeast of Fountain City, just south of the Ranolph County line, is "Hoosier Hill", the highest point in Indiana. The elevation is 1,257 feet above sea level, but the climb is a simple stroll up a small knoll.

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Schools

Government Services

For Emergencies: Call 9-1-1

Service Phone Number Hours
Fountain City / New Garden Fire & Rescue 765.847.5305 DIAL 9-1-1
Clerk/Treasurer: Trina McGuire 765.847.2412 Mon-Fri.  9-12:00; 1:00-4:00
Maintenance 765.847.2251 Mon-Fri.  7:30-4:00
Municipal Building, 312 West Main Street 765.847.2412 Mon-Fri.  9-12:00; 1:00-4:00
Planning and Zoning 765.847.2412  
Street Superintendent: David Vanwinkle 765.847.2468  
Town Attorney: Stephen Hunyadi 765.966.3581  
Town Marshal: Aron Tutt 765.847.2233 DIAL 9-1-1
Water & Sanitary Sewer: Ronald Sandlin 765.847.2251  

Elected Officials

Elected Official Phone
Yvonne Nester, President 765.847.2300
Larry Street Vice-President 765.847.2337
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Did You Know?

Wilbur Wright, co-inventor of the airplane with his brother, Orville, attended school in Richmond, Indiana. His family moved to Dayton, Ohio in June of 1884 just before he would have received his diploma from Richmond High School. The diploma was awarded to him posthumously on April 16, 1994.