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Welcome to Fairmont ...

Fairmont is located in Wake County<1>.

The location of Fairmont has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

When the people of Fairmont refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Fairmonter<3>

Fairmont is 420 feet [128 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Area codes for Fairmont: (919) & (984)<5>

Communities Also Named Fairmont ...

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

  • Durham [Durham County]
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    • Durham [Durham County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northwest of Fairmont
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 285,897 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Durham
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Durham<7>
  • Cary [Chatham County]
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    • Cary [Chatham County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the west of Fairmont
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 173,587 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cary have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cary
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cary<7>
  • Apex [Wake County]
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    • Apex [Wake County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the west of Fairmont
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 64,388 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Apex have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Apex
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Apex<7>
  • Wake Forest [Franklin County]
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    • Wake Forest [Franklin County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the northeast of Fairmont
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 47,314 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wake Forest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wake Forest
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wake Forest<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Holly Springs [Wake County]
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      • Holly Springs [Wake County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the southwest of Fairmont
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 39,882 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holly Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Holly Springs<7>
    • Garner [Wake County]
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      • Garner [Wake County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the south of Fairmont
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 32,180 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Garner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garner
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Garner<7>
    • Fuquay-Varina [Wake County]
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      • Fuquay-Varina [Wake County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the southwest of Fairmont
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 32,145 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fuquay-Varina have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fuquay-Varina
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fuquay-Varina<7>
    • Morrisville [Durham County]
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      • Morrisville [Durham County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the west of Fairmont
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 30,495 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morrisville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morrisville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Morrisville<7>
    • Clayton [Johnston County]
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      • Clayton [Johnston County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the southeast of Fairmont
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 26,458 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clayton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clayton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clayton<7>
    • Knightdale [Wake County]
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      • Knightdale [Wake County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the east of Fairmont
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,122 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Knightdale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Knightdale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Knightdale<7>

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.

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

Adding Fairmont to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Fairmont in the GNIS. For more information, see the Referenced GNIS Codes section 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 Road Map for North Carolina (from Shell Oil, 1956).

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

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About Wake 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 Wake County: www.wakegov.com/

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 Wake, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>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 community'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.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Fairmont - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (984) is an overlay for area code (919).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Fairmont) 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 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: 35.7896, Longitude: -78.6664       In this case, the coordinates for Fairmont have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>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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