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Fountain City, IN Real Estate

Fountain City, formerly known as Newport, is a small town just north of Richmond, Indiana. Like much of the region, Fountain City is steeped with history, particularly in regards to the Underground Railroad. The proximity of Richmond expands the locals’ opportunities for cultural and recreational activities.

Levi Coffin is the most famous former resident of Fountain City. The Levi Coffin House is an Indiana State Historic Site that served as a significant stop on the Underground Railroad. The house was the home of the Quaker abolitionist and his wife, Catherine. Sometimes called the “president” of the Underground Railroad, Levi Coffin helped over 2,000 slaves escape to freedom. The most famous of these slaves was Eliza, the subject of Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe.

The town of Fountain City continues to honor their most well known resident with an annual town-wide festival known as Levi Coffin Days. The highlights of this event include a parade, a flea market, and endless good food. The work of Levi Coffin will not be soon forgotten in Fountain City.

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Another tourist destination in Fountain City is Hoosier Hill, the highest point in Indiana. An easy hike brings visitors to the top and an elevation of 1,257 feet above sea level. The site is privately owned, but the owner is more than happy to allow visitors to make the trek to the stone cairn that marks the high point.

Residents of Fountain City frequently take jaunts to the south side of town to visit Fountain Acres Foods, a store and deli run by an Amish community. With fresh-baked breads, over 80 types of cheese, a vast candy section, local produce, homemade nut butters, wind chimes, and spices, the market offers residents and visitors an authentic experience of local, handmade products.

Families enjoy the local charm of Fountain City as well as the outdoor activities that the region affords. Boating and fishing are popular in the Richmond area, and there are plentiful trails for hiking and bicycling close by. The more adventurous can participate in skydiving and jet skiing.
Looking for a safe community for your family? Fountain City is a peaceful small town with a larger city just down the road. Your family can discover an idyllic new home with the help of Prime Property Realty. Call us today for advice about finding your new Fountain City home!

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