Fountain Lake, Arkansas

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Fountain Lake is a town in Garland County, Arkansas, United States. It is part of the 'Hot Springs Metropolitan Statistical Area'. The population was 409 at the 2000 census.

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Geography

Fountain Lake is located at 34°37′03″N 92°55′08″W / 34.617439°N 92.918914°W / 34.617439; -92.918914.[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 9.2 km² (3.5 mi²), all land.

The community is named for a former estate on the southern edge of the area. The location is directly off of Highway 7N, across from Fountain Lake Center (a strip mall) and can be identified by a large stucco entrance gate and a long tree-lined drive. The property contains remnants of a large home, barn, and other out-buildings. A small lake with an ornamental fountain are intact. The property is privately owned.

Ironically, the Fountain Lake Center, historical Fountain Lake estate, and Fountain Lake School are not actually in the town limits of Fountain Lake. The town limits include approximately 3 miles (and community roads attached) along Highway 5 and 2 miles along Highway 128. All other associated property outside these limits is part of Garland County, not the town of Fountain Lake.

School

Fountain Lake is home to Fountain Lake Schools District. Their mascot is the Cobras. Fountain Lake is a 3A football powerhouse, winning their first State Championship in 2009 against Prescott High School. In 2008 the Fountain lake Cobras lost the state title to Charleston High School 47-20. Fountain lake is known to be a powerhouse in almost every sport including football,basketball, and high school volleyball.The high school football coach is Thomas Gilleran.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 409 people, 161 households, and 126 families residing in the town. The population density was 44.6/km² (115.4/mi²). There were 174 housing units at an average density of 19.0/km² (49.1/mi²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.56% White, 0.24% Black or African American, 0.98% Native American, 0.73% from other races, and 0.49% from two or more races. 0.73% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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