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Fountain Inn Farmers Market Pavillion

About Our City

Welcome to the city of Fountain Inn! Nestled in the foothills of upstate South Carolina, Fountain Inn is a charming city in the heart of an incredibly scenic state.  Only minutes from the mountains and a couple of hours from the coast, Fountain Inn is a charming city in the heart of an incredibly scenic state. Only minutes from the mountains and a couple hours from the coast, Fountain Inn is the ideal location for relocation families, friends, and business.  We invite you to use this website as your resource to everything Fountain Inn.

The Fountain Inn Name

On December 24, 1886 the city took its name from an inn and fountain that were along the old stage coach route.  The stage coach drivers called the stop Fountain Inn and it stuck.  A small garden fountain is installed at City Hall and there is a marker on the North side of town showing the former location of the old inn.  

Notable People

  • Robert Quillen: Legendary Humorist
  • Clayton "Peg Leg" Bates: One-Leg Tap Dancer
  • Travelle Wharton: 12-Year Nation Football League Lineman
  • Peggy White Nickson:  Miss South Carolina
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