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Welcome to Fontanelle ...

The city of Fontanelle is located in Adair County.

The location of Fontanelle has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Fontanelle has a population of 607 people<2> (see below for details).

Fontanelle is 1,340 feet [408 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Fontanelle lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Fontanelle: (641)

The ZIP code for Fontanelle: 50846<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Fontanelle had a population of 672 people (or 8.75% of the total population of Adair County). This makes Fontanelle the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Fontanelle represents 0.02% of the total population of Iowa (which has 3,046,355 people), making it the state's 388th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 672 people, the population of Fontanelle decreased 2.89% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 692 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Fontanelle had an population of 607 people. This is a decrease of 9.67% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 12.28% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Fontanelle.

Communities Also Named Fontanelle ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Fontanelle - they are located in Kansas and Nebraska.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Fontanelle.

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Fontanelle. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Fontanelle. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Fontanelle. Our list includes 5 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Fontanelle:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Fontanelle ...

Looking for more information about Fontanelle? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

Looking for more information about Fontanelle? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Fontanelle, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Fontanelle.

Communities near Fontanelle ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Creston   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the Southeast (SE) of Fontanelle

Located in Union County

Greenfield   [Map]

Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) of Fontanelle

Stuart   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Fontanelle

Located in Guthrie County

Anita   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Fontanelle

Located in Cass County

Adair   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North (N) of Fontanelle

Casey   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North (N) of Fontanelle

Located in Guthrie County

Orient   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Fontanelle

Menlo   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Fontanelle

Located in Guthrie County

Massena   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) of Fontanelle

Located in Cass County

Cumberland   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the West (W) of Fontanelle

Located in Cass County

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Fontanelle.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Fontanelle. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Iowa: https://www.iowa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Fontanelle.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Fontanelle - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Fontanelle). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Fontanelle or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Fontanelle) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Fontanelle. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Fontanelle

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fontanelle. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.2900, Longitude: -94.5600     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Fontanelle have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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