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Welcome to Fairmont ...

The town of Fairmont is located in Robeson County<1>.

When the people of Fairmont refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Fairmonter<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Fairmont has a population of 2,592 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Fairmont.

Fairmont is 110 feet [34 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Fairmont lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Fairmont lies within the (910) area code.

The ZIP code for Fairmont: 28340<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Fairmont had an population of 2,592 people. This is a decrease of 2.67% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 0.46% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Fairmont had a population of 2,663 people. This makes Fairmont the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Fairmont represents 0.03% of the population of North Carolina (which has 9,535,483 people), making it the state's 217th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,663 people, the population of Fairmont increased 2.27% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 2,604 people).

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

Communities Also Named Fairmont ...

While we believe that this Fairmont is located in Robeson County, we know of another 2 North Carolina communities named Fairmont. Those communities are located in the following counties: Davidson and Wake County.

Beyond North Carolina, there are 29 communities that are also named Fairmont - they are located in British Columbia, California, Florida, Illinois (2), Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana (2), Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nova Scotia, Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario, Pennsylvania (2), South Carolina, Tennessee (2), Texas, Utah, Washington (2) and West Virginia.

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

Communities near Fairmont ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Fairmont.

  • Lumberton [Robeson County]
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    • Lumberton [Robeson County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the northeast of Fairmont
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 20,239 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lumberton have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lumberton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lumberton<8>
  • Dillon [Dillon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dillon
    • Dillon [Dillon County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the west of Fairmont
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,289 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dillon
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dillon<8>
  • Pembroke [Robeson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pembroke
    • Pembroke [Robeson County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the north of Fairmont
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,942 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pembroke have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pembroke
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pembroke<8>
  • Bladenboro [Bladen County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bladenboro
    • Bladenboro [Bladen County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the east of Fairmont
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,697 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bladenboro have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bladenboro
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bladenboro<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Rowland [Robeson County]
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      • Rowland [Robeson County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the west of Fairmont
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 985 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rowland have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rowland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rowland<8>
    • Fair Bluff [Columbus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fair Bluff
      • Fair Bluff [Columbus County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the south of Fairmont
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 879 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fair Bluff have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fair Bluff
    • Lake View [Dillon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake View
      • Lake View [Dillon County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the south of Fairmont
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 779 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake View
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lake View<8>
    • Nichols [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nichols
      • Nichols [Marion County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the south of Fairmont
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 329 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nichols
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nichols<8>
    • Cerro Gordo [Columbus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cerro Gordo
      • Cerro Gordo [Columbus County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the southeast of Fairmont
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 195 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cerro Gordo have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cerro Gordo
    • Marietta [Robeson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marietta
      • Marietta [Robeson County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the south of Fairmont
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 168 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marietta have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marietta

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Fairmont. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Fairmont.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Fairmont. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Fairmont.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Fairmont. See our Newspapers Page for Fairmont.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Fairmont ...

Looking for more information about Fairmont? 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.

In addition to the Tourism page for Fairmont, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Fairmont.

Adding Fairmont to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Fairmont in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Fairmont was on a map titled Map of North Carolina (from Rand McNally, 1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Fairmont on our Genealogy Page.

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About Robeson County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Robeson County: www.co.robeson.nc.us/

The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of North Carolina's counties, including Robeson, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Fairmont refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a town's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Fairmont may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Fairmont.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Fairmont - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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 town (such as Fairmont). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Fairmont or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Fairmont) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Fairmont. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from FairmontOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fairmont. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4981, Longitude: -79.1142    
<7>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.
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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