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Fountain City

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Fountain City, formerly Newport, is a town in Wayne County, Indiana, United States. The population was 796 at the 2010 census. It was formerly known as Newport. Quaker abolitionist and Underground Railroad leader Levi Coffin lived there from 1826 to 1847.HistoryFountain 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.It was incorporated as a town in 1844.Historic siteThe 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.GeographyFountain City is located at .According to the 2010 census, Fountain City has a total area of 0.26sqmi, all land.Demographics2010 censusAs of the census of 2010, there were 796 people, 311 households, and 221 families residing in the town. The population density was 3061.5PD/sqmi. There were 343 housing units at an average density of 1319.2/sqmi. 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.
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