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Fountain Inn Overview

Welcome to Fountain Inn, South Carolina!

This overview will assist you in recognizing why Fountain Inn has become known as “The Front Porch of the Upstate.” Fountain Inn is nestled in the Upstate of South Carolina, a borough where life is enjoyed and memories are in the making. Our city’s history echoes strong ties to family and industry with bountiful natural beauty, and a fascinating history. There are many fun and exciting adventures awaiting you in our fair city.

“As early as 1814, maps show a stagecoach route through the area that would become Fountain Inn,” said Randall Frye, director of the Fountain Inn Museum. “By 1856, the city is noted by name on state maps. Thirty years later brought the railroad and the incorporation of the town. The last years of the 19th century saw the coming of the textile industry and the rest is history. Fountain Inn was commissioned on Christmas Eve, 1886.

The population (approximately 8,000) of Fountain Inn continues to grow steadily, with population expected to see continuous growth of (approximately 8658) through 2020. Average household income stands roughly around $55,576, with a forecast of reaching $62,023.

Local industry playing a major part in our economic growth includes: Greenville Hospital System/Hillcrest Memorial, Bosch Rexroth, Michelin, ZF transmissions, WW Grainger, Yanfeng Global Automotive Interiors, BI-LO groceries, CVS Health, QuikTrip (QT) gas and convenience stores, and especially Younts Center for the Performing Arts, which has converted the long-standing Fountain Inn High School building on Main Street.

Fountain Inn also boasts the arrival of a significant number of new restaurants, dine-in and fast food, to our area, with several more on the way. For the previously almost-vacant downtown setting, we now enjoy a 96 percent occupancy. Our unique shops are distinctive and enticing.

Fountain Inn: a locality to visit, experience and make your home. It’s “a place where life is enjoyed, friendships are created and memories are made!”

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