Fountain County

Fountain County, Indiana

PO Box 183
Covington, IN 47932
Phone: (765) 793-2192
Fax: (765) 793-5002

On the central western border of IN, north of Terre Haute, established Dec 20, 1825 from Montgomery County. Name Origin: For Maj. James Fountain (originally Fontaine) (?-1790), KY army officer killed near Ft. Wayne in the Battle of Maumee

Area (sq mi):: 397.92 (land 395.69; water 2.23) Population per square mile: 44.10
Population 2005: 17,462 State rank: 77 Population change: 2000-20005 -2.70%; 1990-2000 0.80% Population 2000: 17,954 (White 98.00%; Black or African American 0.10%; Hispanic or Latino 1.10%; Asian 0.20%; Other 1.00%). Foreign born: 1.00%. Median age: 37.70
Income 2000: per capita $17,779; median household $38,119; Population below poverty level: 8.50% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $23,232-$23,851
Unemployment (2004): 5.70% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.70% Median travel time to work: 25.10 minutes Working outside county of residence: 47.10%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Fountain County.--Engbrecht & Lannoo (2010) noted a single Crawfish Frog locality near Kingman based on a specimen collected by Minton in 1951.
In Fountain County, long-timer Harrison Steel Castings has 850 employees on the payroll, making carbon and low alloys and heavily cored steel castings.
Fountain County.--Fountain County is represented by a single voucher specimen (FMNH 64663) collected near Kingman by Minton on 18 April 1951.
Primarily a rural setting, Fountain County's largest industrial employer is homegrown Harrison Steel Castings Co.
Major employers in Fountain County have seen little change in their workforces.
Vincent South Clinic will be on State Road 136 between Veedersburg and Covington in Fountain County. "These two larger, expanded clinics will replace four small physician offices now staffed by just one doctor," says Jane Craigin, CEO of the hospital, which is Warren County's largest single employer.
In Fountain County, Rivercrest Golf Course off Interstate 74 opened this summer, reports co-owner Brad Craine.