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The population of Fairmont is approximately 11,300 (1996), 10666 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 4,989 (1990), 4812 (2010).

The amount of land area in Fairmont is 37.258 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 5.079 sq kilometers.
The distance from Fairmont to Washington DC is 1011 miles. The distance to the Minnesota state capital is 110 miles. (as the crow flies)
Fairmont is positioned 43.64 degrees north of the equator and 94.45 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Fairmont elevation is 1,195 feet above sea level.

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Fairmont history:

The first settlers in Fairmont were E. Banks Hall and William H. Budd in June of 1857. Lakes there still bear the names of these men. It was named for the rolling hills which surround the nearby lakes.

Fort Fairmont established in 1862 soon after the Dakotah Indian uprisings.
The settling of Fairmont: June of 1857
The founding of Fairmont: 1862
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Fairmont attractions:

There is a chain of 5 lakes near the Iowa border. Four of these lakes are connected by channels and each lake is stocked for fishing.

The Martin County Historical Museum
304 E. Blue Earth Ave.
Fairmont, MN
Phone: 507-235-5178

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