Fountain (railway station) adopted 6 October 1936 on 92 I. Form of name changed to Fountain (locality) 15 April 1983 on 92I/13.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
The Fountain is given as the original name of Fountain in "1001 British Columbia Place Names".
Source: Canadian Geographical Names Database, Ottawa
Labelled on Geological Survey sheet 557, Kamloops, 1895, accompanying report by George Dawson (GSC Annual Report Vol VII, part B, 1894).