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Fountain, Michigan is a small village in Sherman Township, Mason County, at the edge of the Manistee National Forest, in the Lower Peninsula.

The chief routes to and from the village are East Fountain Road and North Reek Road. Nearby cities and villages include Freesoil, Custer, Scottville, Ludington, and Manistee.

Fountain was formed in 1882 as a station on the Pere Marquette Railroad, and named by Nicholas J. Bockstanz, an early settler, for a spring that he had observed there, probably near the North Branch of the Lincoln River, Which flows through the southern portion of the village. On September 12, 1882, Bockstanz became the first postmaster of Fountain, which was incorporated as a village in 1913.

Largely agricultural, Fountain has never been a large town. Its peak population was 247 in 1950. Since then, it is had ups and downs, but its current population is just under 200.

The focus of this category is on the incorporated village of Fountain, Michigan. Appropriate topics for this category include websites representing the village itself, or any individuals, businesses, industries, schools, churches, organizations, attractions, or events within the village.

 

 

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