Fountain City

Fountain City (HMSZX)

Location: Fountain City, WI 54629 Buffalo County
Country: United States of America

N 44° 7.459', W 91° 42.587'

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Thomas A. Holmes (1804-1888) established the first permanent settlement in Buffalo County in 1839 at the present site of Fountain City. In the fall of that year Holmes and a party of twelve including his wife came up the Mississippi River to barter with the Indians and fur traders using goods he had obtained in Dubuque. He landed on these shores, built a cabin and spent the winter hunting, trading, and cutting cordwood which was sold in the spring as fuel to the passing steamboats. The settlement, which became known as Holmes' Landing, continued to grow and in 1854 the village was platted and the name was changed to Fountain City, which was inspired by the many springs found in the surrounding hills. Although Thomas Holmes remained in this area for only seven years, the enterprising pioneer spirit of this man and others like him founded a lasting community, which was chartered as a city in the year 1889.

Erected in 1985
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HM NumberHMSZX
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Year Placed1985
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Date Added Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at 6:21pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15T E 603226 N 4886489
Decimal Degrees44.12431667, -91.70978333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 7.459', W 91° 42.587'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 7' 27.54" N, 91° 42' 35.22" W
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Area Code(s)608
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 510 S Main St, Fountain City WI 54629, US
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