Did you know that there is a town named Fountain? Not too far from our very own Tallahassee, here in Florida, Fountain is located east of Pensacola, between Marianna and Panama City in the panhandle (near Econfina Creek for those who love to be on the water). A relatively small town for Florida, there are less than 5,000 people who call Fountain home. Fun fact: in 1920, the census was 1,999 (almost all mill workers) and in the year 2000 the census was 3,365.
Fountain was founded in the early 1900s and was primarily a lumber town. There were two schools, a post office and a store for some time. Around 1920, the McQuaggage family opened a cigar store that survived into the 1950s. The tobacco industry was booming at this time and it didn't take long for this family's cigars to quickly become fondly named Florida's Favorites.
Today, this small town keeps it simple and essential. There's a post office, the sheriff, the library, the local government, three schools (elementary, middle and high), several local businesses, a fire department, a cemetery, a community center and a tight knit religious community. As many communities in the panhandle can boast, Fountain has gorgeous nature and country living. Quaint and intimate - you should visit sometime. Check out their official website if you're truly interested: http://fountainflorida.webstarts.com/index.html.