- Skip Navigation

Note: This message is displayed if (1) your browser is not standards-compliant or (2) you have you disabled CSS. Read our Policies for more information.

  • Business & Agriculture
  • Residents
  • Government
  • Education
  • Taxes & Finance
  • Visiting & Playing
  • Family & Health

Indiana Bicentennial Celebration 2016

Amber Alert
Amber Alert - TEST

Explore County Bicentennial Activities > Fountain County Fountain County

Fountain County Gazebo

Q&A with County Coordinator Cheryl Harris

What do you consider the key accomplishment of your county's bicentennial celebration?

  • The Bicentennial in Fountain County brought together the young and old at heart to participate in our communities to bring the past and present with celebrations, cherished memories and fellowship.

What Legacy Project do you most like to tell people about, and why?

  • They were all put forth with great effort but I feel the new Gazebo which was built on the Courthouse lawn was a structure which will stand as a gathering place for many county functions in the future.

Describe a highlight or most memorable moment related to your county's bicentennial celebration.

  • The highlight was October 12, 2016 when the Torch was brought down the Wabash River by boat and carried by the Fountain County Judge Susan Henderson who passed it on to be carried to the Legacy Project Gazebo at the Fountain County Courthouse during our Torch Celebration in Covington, Indiana.

How / where are you preserving information and artifacts related to your county's celebration?

  • Many will be housed in the Fountain County Courthouse and several museums in the county, such as the Clerk's Museum, Covington, Indiana and the public libraries in our county.

Total number of volunteers who participated.

  • 1,000+

Estimated total attendance

  • 25,000+

Fountain County Legacy Projects

Photos from Fountain County's Bicentennial Activities / Events

Fountain County 3Fountain County 7Fountain County 8Fountain County 5Covington Bicentennial PaintingFountain County 11Fountain County 9Fountain County 1Fountain County 10Fountain County 12

Fountain County Facts

Fountain County was named for Major James Fontaine of Kentucky who was killed at Harmar’s Defeat (near modern Fort Wayne, Indiana) on October 22, 1790, during the Northwest Indian War.

Portland Arch

Portland Arch is named for a natural bridge carved into the rock, a feature unique in our state. Portland Arch is obviously beautiful with its dramatic sandstone gorge and the meandering creek that follows the well-worn path of the preserve. Also found is an assemblage of natural communities and features including cliffs, forests, open prairies, spring-seep wetlands and savannas – all offering an abundance of plants, wildflowers and trees. This is a managed nature preserve so that Indiana’s rich natural resources will be here for generations to come. 

County Seat: Covington
Year Organized: 1825
Square Miles: 395.66