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Fountain Minnesota population sign Location of Fountain, Minnesota

 Fountain (city) 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 2000-2010 Change
Actual Percent
Population 347 327 327 343 410 +67 +19.53
Land Area (sq. mile)    0.00 0.99 0.83 0.83 0.83 0 0.00
Density (persons per sq. mile) -- 330.30 393.98 413.38 493.98 +80.60 +19.50
Housing Units 116 134 132 137 177 +40 +29.20
Households -- 127 126 131 171 +40 +30.53
Persons Per Household -- 2.57 2.60 2.62 2.40 -0.22 -8.40


Fountain is a city in Fillmore County, Minnesota. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.83 square miles (2.15 km²), all of it land. Fountain is the western terminus of the Root River segment of the Blufflands State Trail.  The elevation is 1,306 ft (398 m) above sea level.

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As of the census of 2010, there were 410 people, 171 households, and 112 families residing in the city. The population density was 494.0 inhabitants per square mile (190.7/km2). There were 177 housing units at an average density of 213.3 per square mile (82.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.0% White, 0.2% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 0.7% from other races, and 0.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.0% of the population.

There were 171 households of which 35.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.6% were married couples living together, 7.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 34.5% were non-families. 29.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 2.96.

The median age in the city was 37.3 years. 27.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.9% were from 25 to 44; 27.1% were from 45 to 64; and 14.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.7% male and 49.3% female.

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FOUNTAIN, settled in 1853, organized May 11, 1858, was named for its large "Fountain Spring" in section 4, whence the railway village of Fountain, platted when the railway was built, in 1870, derives its water supply. The village was incorporated, by an act of the legislature, on March 3, 1876. It had a station of the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad in section 10 and a post office from 1870.

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Main Street looking south, Fountain Minnesota, 1910's
Main Street looking south, Fountain Minnesota, 1910s Postcard and Postcard Image Collection- click image to enlarge

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Fountain City Hall
104 Main Street
PO Box 115
Fountain, MN
Phone: (507) 268-4293
Fax: (507) 268-4900

Regular Business Hours:
Monday - Thursday 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

City Council Meetings:
1st Wednesday of each month at 7:30 pm

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Title Term Ends Name and Address   Phone
Mayor 12/31/2022 Jim Schott
521 County Road 8

Fountain, MN 55935
  (507) 268-4438
Clerk/Treasurer appointed Rhonda Flattum
104 Main Street
Fountain, MN
Email (507) 268-4293
Council Member 12/31/2022 Terry Hanson
205 2nd Street
Fountain, MN
  (507) 421-8054
Council Member 12/31/2022 Ronald R Reisner
324 Cedar Street
Fountain, MN
  (507) 421-5516
Council Member 12/31/2024 David Gudmundson
307 1st Street
Fountain, MN
  (507) 272-4190
(507) 268-4916
Council Member 12/31/2024 Colleen Foehrenbacher
506 1st Street
Fountain, MN
  (330) 730-1129

Post Office:
US Post Office
105 Main Street
Fountain, MN
(507) 268-4941
Toll Free:
(800) ASK-USPS

Regular Business Hours:
Week Days        11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Saturday           10:30 am - 11:45 am  

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Utility Type Utility Name Utility Phone
Electricity Tri-County Electric Co-op (507) 864-7783
Natural Gas n/a --
Wastewater City of Fountain (507) 268-4293
Water City of Fountain (507) 268-4293
Telephone Frontier Communications (844) 569-3719
Cable TV Mediacom Cable (800) 883-0145

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Fillmore County Historical Center
202 County Road 8
Fountain, MN 55935
Phone: (507) 268-4449

The Fillmore County History Center Museum and Genealogy Library is located at the start of the Root River Recreational Trail in Fountain, Minnesota, on Highway 52 and County Road 8. The History Center is home to one of Southern Minnesota’s largest collection of antique agricultural equipment. From vintage tractors to rare handmade wooden tools, the museum traces the tradition of agriculture in Fillmore County. We also feature a wide variety of exhibits focusing on various time periods. Visit a turn-of-the-century newspaper office, an old-fashioned post office, an antique country kitchen, or nostalgic soda fountain. Children will enjoy the displays of old-fashioned dolls and toys. Ladies will be fascinated viewing exhibits of vintage and antique fashions from a bygone era.

Fillmore County Historical Center, Fountain Minnesota
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Root River Trail

Discover the dramatic river-carved blufflands of southeastern Minnesota on this paved, 42-mile trail. The trail begins in Fountain and runs through the quaint and picturesque rural communities of Lanesboro, Whalan, Peterson, Rushford and Houston. Constructed on an abandoned railroad, the trail is generally level and wheelchair accessible. However, the eastern segment between Vinegar Ridge and Houston is more challenging than the western segment with a rather steep, half-mile segment that may not be suitable for all users.

Root River Trail near Fountain Minnesota

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Fountain Lutheran Church - ELCA
314 Main Street
PO Box 75
Fountain, MN 55935
Phone: (507) 268-4413

Pastor:  Chris Miller
Sunday Worship:  9:00 am

Fountain Lutheran Church, Fountain Minnesota
Fountain United Methodist Church
Cedar Street and County Road 8
PO Box 46
Fountain, MN 55935
Phone: (507) 352-4136

Pastor:  Pastor Deanna Woodward
Sunday Worship:  8:30 am

Fountain United Methodist Church, Fountain Minnesota
Root Prairie Lutheran Church - ELCA
28177 County Road 6
Fountain, MN 55935
Phone: (507) 268-4455

Pastor:  Chris Miller
Sunday Worship: 
10:30 am

Root Prairie Lutheran Church, Fountain Minnesota









Anderson Acres
24102 260th Street
Fountain, MN 55935
Phone: (507) 352-2451

Trendy hostas & other perennials make our farm a popular destination. Popular, rare and heirloom vegetable plants, herb & permaculture plants help you grow your own fresh food. Historically we have grown plants & produce for 34yrs on a 4th generation farm. We sell at Farmers Markets & the Farm where we have our greatest selection. Fresh Veggies for CSA members.
David's Watch Repair
99 Main Street
Fountain, MN 55935
Phone: (507) 696-6730
Dornink Builders
109 County Road 8
Fountain, MN 55935
Phone: (507) 268-4200

The next time you need some work done around the house contact Dornink Builders. With more than 20 years of experience we'll help you achieve your goals, give the experts a call!
Drury's Furniture
100 Main Street
Fountain, MN 55935
Phone: (507) 268-4363

Drury's Furniture, just 27 miles south of Rochester on Highway 52, is southern Minnesota's most complete home furnishings center. We are a family owned business located in Fountain, Minnesota, and have nearly and acre of totally accessorized furniture displays. We have only furniture we'd be proud to have in our own homes. Great brands, a huge selection of styles, and we're just a short drive away! Whether you live in Southern Minnesota, Western Wisconsin, Northern Iowa, or any where in the Twin Cities area, make sure to shop Drurys for all your home furnishings needs.

Drury's Furniture, Fountain Minnesota
Eickhoff Fertilizer Inc Plant
24504 245th Avenue
Fountain, MN 55935
Phone: (507) 352-2746
Fillmore County History Center
202 County Road 8
Fountain, MN 55935
Phone: (507) 268-4449

The mission of the Fillmore County Historical Society is to collect, preserve, and interpret Fillmore County artifacts, documents, literature, and photographs. Through displays and exhibits, the Fillmore County Historical Society preserves and interprets the heritage of our area. Our goal is to enrich both present and future generations through the preservation of our historical past.
First State Bank of Fountain
101 Main Street
Fountain, MN 55935
Phone: (507) 268-4321

We have been providing the finest in personalized banking service to southeastern Minnesota since 1901, and are recognized as being a leader in community banking. We are proud to be located in Fountain, a community of 410 gentle souls, at the western starting point of the beautiful Root River Bike Trail. Our 6 employees have over 100 years of combined experience and are excited to share their progressive financial expertise with you, via our website, or in person. Whether you are new to our bank, or are an existing customer, we invite you to experience the hometown feeling you get by doing business with a bank that truly is “Your Community Bank for Generations!”

First State Bank of Fountain Minnesota
Fountain Building Center
100 Cedar Street
Fountain, MN 55935
Phone: (507) 268-4343

Fountain Building Center Inc of Fountain, MN has been Chatfield, Fountain, Lanesboro, Preston, Spring Valley, and the surrounding areas’ trusted locally owned and operated building materials, supplies, and other related products and services provider since 1983. •We offer a complete line of quality lumber and building materials for contractors and homeowners •Lumber, doors, windows, siding, insulation, hardware, shingles, pole buildings and more •We deliver

Fountain Building Center, Fountain Minnesota
Fountain City Hall
25496 State Highway 80
Fountain, MN
Phone: (507) 268-4293
Herman's Standard
131 Highway 52 S
Fountain, MN 55935
Phone: (507) 268-4434
Hilltop Pastures Family Farm
26134 Jasmine Drive
Fountain, MN 55935
Phone: (507) 867-0096

We are a small-scale sustainable family farm owned and operated by Tom and Sara Austin and our children Shane, Sami, Caleb and Joshua. We are located in Southeastern Minnesota at the gateway to bluff country. Our mission is to offer you a healthier way of life by providing all natural, healthy meat and produce in an ecologically responsible environment. We believe that when you buy locally grown, natural products, you take a positive step toward building community and establishing a healthy society.

Hilltop Pastures Family Farm, Fountain Minnesota
Hodgson Ranch Custom Woodworking
28135 298th Street
Fountain, MN 55935
Phone: (507) 867-4004

Hodgson Ranch is home for all our small business endeavors. This is where my wife, Leslea, and I have been building custom cabinets and furniture together since 1992. Hodgson Ranch Custom Cabinetry is fully insured with business liability to protect our customers. Leslea is an artist by trade and paints signs and other art in her studio. Hodgson Ranch is also where we raise our Galloway beef herd and produce certified organic grass fed beef for sale in and around Rochester and Southeastern Minnesota. Our crop ground is certified organic, as well, and is in pastures and hay. Our ranch is close to the Root River and we are glad to be doing what we can to keep topsoil and other pollutants out of the water

Hodgson Ranch Custom Woodworking, Fountain Minnesota
K & R Equipment Inc
300 Cedar Street
Fountain, MN 55935
Phone: (507) 268-4425

K&R Equipment is located in Southeast Minnesota in Fountain, MN just off of MN Hwy 52 S. We provide Sales on Site and On the Farm Service. And we service what we sell! K&R offers Dixon lawn mowers DIXON ZTR® Zero-turning Radius Mowers

K & R Equipment Inc, Fountain Minnesota
Karst Brewing
315 1st Street
Fountain, MN 55935
Phone: (612) 747-6367

When Eric Luoma and his wife Sandra Seha-Luoma heard about a building for sale in Fountain, Minnesota, halfway between Rochester and Decorah, Iowa, the couple thought the sleepy town would be a good place to finally retire. However, with Eric’s love of science and people and Sandra’s knack for hosting, the Luomas couldn’t resist the temptation to use their newly purchased former schoolhouse and cafe for something other than leisure. What resulted is Karst Brewing Co., a 612-square-foot brewery taproom in Fountain, and one of the most intimate breweries in the state.
Karst Brewing, Fountain Minnesota
Los Gables
122 Highway 52 S
Fountain, MN 55935
Phone: (507) 268-1020

Los Gables offers a variety of authentic Mexican cuisine as well as services to suit all of your catering needs. Los Gables is located in Fountain, MN, and owned and operated by Julie Kulsrud. We use locally grown produce when available, and exclusively grass-fed ground beef. Also, we provide a variety of vegetarian options if requested.

Los Gables Mexican Restaurant, Fountain Minnesota
Milestone Materials
301 Main Street
Fountain, MN 55935
Phone: (507) 268-4353
Redalen Cattle Company
30671 County Road 6
Fountain, MN 55935
Phone: (507) 467-1383
Redalen Cattle Company, Fountain Minnesota
Richard's Pump Service
309 Cedar Street
Fountain, MN 55935
Phone: (507) 268-4352

Richard's Pump Service is located in Fountain, Minnesota. We provide various Heating, Plumbing and Air Conditioner Installs and Service for Residential, Agricultural and Commercial. We also offer other services including Custom Backhoe, Well Repair, HVACR, Underground Water Lines and In Floor Heat. We service a wide area, so do not hesitate to call us!
Richard's Pump Service, Fountain Minnesota
Root River Ag Service
109 Main Street
Fountain, MN 55935
Phone: (507) 268-4994
State Line Roofing
114 Westside Lane
Fountain, MN 55935
Phone: (507) 254-0486

State Line Roofing offers professional and quality roofing services in Fountain, MN. We are your preferred exterior contractor for your different roofing and siding services needs. Our trained and friendly staff would be glad to assist you.

State Line Roofing, Fountain Minnesota
US Post Office
105 Main Street
Fountain, MN
(507) 268-4941
Toll Free:
(800) ASK-USPS
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Valley Design Enterprises Inc
133 Highway 52 S
Fountain, MN 55935
Phone: (507) 268-4221

Valley Design Enterprises was established in 1986 as a powder coating and furniture components supplier. Co-owners Tim Bremseth and Butch Isensee combined their backgrounds in Sales and Engineering to provide their customers with the quality and service they demand and deserve. Each year we look to continual growth while maintaining the confidence and needs of our customers. They chose the small, rural community of Fountain, MN as the site location due to their strong beliefs in the quality work ethics and value systems of the people in the mid-west. The company employs around 140 people and operates over 16 hours a day. It is made up of 5 buildings that cover approximately 100,000 square feet.

Valley Design, Fountain Minnesota
Village Square Restaurant
99 Main Street
Fountain, MN 55935
Phone: (507) 268-4406
Wisota Insurance Group Inc
130 County Road 11
Fountain, MN 55935
Phone: (507) 268-4370

Wisota Insurance Group Inc in Fountain, MN is an independent life health agency selling major medical and Medicare products for 35 years. Our broker is Dale J. Eppen. We represent most major companies.

Wisota Insurance Group Inc, Fountain Minnesota

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