The first thing anyone notices about the City of Fountain Inn is the distinctive name. Nicknamed “The Diamond Tip of the Golden Strip,” the City of Fountain Inn, South Carolina, came to being as a result of the stagecoach route between Charleston and Greenville. An inn popular with stagecoach drivers was the central feature of the new stop, and it had a fountain out front. So, the name “Fountain Inn” was used to refer to the wider place, as well as the old Inn, and it stuck. A small town of around 8,000 people, Fountain Inn blends small-town South Carolina and the “New South” of Greenville and its nearer suburbs, into a seamless lifestyle with a low cost of living.