Fountaintown, Indiana

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Fountaintown
Unincorporated community
Fountaintown is located in Indiana
Fountaintown
Fountaintown
Fountaintown is located in the US
Fountaintown
Fountaintown
Coordinates: 39°41′41″N 85°46′59″W / 39.69472°N 85.78306°W / 39.69472; -85.78306Coordinates: 39°41′41″N 85°46′59″W / 39.69472°N 85.78306°W / 39.69472; -85.78306
Country United States
State Indiana
County Shelby
Township Van Buren
Elevation[1] 850 ft (260 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 46130
FIPS code 18-25162[2]
GNIS feature ID 434718

Fountaintown is an unincorporated community in Van Buren Township, Shelby County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.[3]

History[edit]

Fountaintown was laid out in 1854 by Matthew Fountain, and named for him.[4] The railroad was extended to Fountaintown in 1867.[5] The Fountaintown post office has been in operation since 1869.[6]

Fountaintown had its own high school in the early half of the 20th century.[7]

Geography[edit]

Fountaintown is located at 39°41′41″N 85°46′59″W / 39.69472°N 85.78306°W / 39.69472; -85.78306.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved 2016-11-06. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "Fountaintown, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-17. 
  4. ^ History of Shelby County, Indiana: From the Earliest Time to the Present, with Biographical Sketches, Notes, Etc. Brant & Fuller. 1887. p. 453. 
  5. ^ Chadwick, Edward H. (1909). Chadwick's History of Shelby County, Indiana. B.F. Bowen. p. 271. 
  6. ^ "Shelby County". Jim Forte Postal History. Archived from the original on December 8, 2015. Retrieved November 8, 2016. 
  7. ^ Shelby County, Indiana History & Families. Turner Publishing Company. 1992. p. 57. ISBN 978-1-56311-078-8.