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Martin County, Minnesota


Page Contents for Fairmont, Minnesota

Statistics & Facts

History & History-related items

City Attractions


Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.



Statistics & Facts

The Minnesota state capital is St. Paul.
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.

History & History Related Items

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.
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The settling of Fairmont

June of 1857

The founding of Fairmont



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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Fairmont City Government

City Hall
100 Downtown Plaza
Fairmont, MN 56031-1709
City Clerk Phone: 507-238-9461 City Clerk Phone: 507-238-9461

Fairmont is the county seat of Martin County.

Fairmont Chamber

Chamber Of Commerce
206 N State St
Fairmont, MN 56031-4061
Phone: 507-235-5547

Fairmont Organizations

Chamber Of Commerce
206 N State St
Fairmont, MN 56031-4061
Phone: 507-235-5547

Fairmont Libraries

Martin County Library
110 N Park St
Fairmont, MN 56031-2822
Phone: 507-238-4207

Fairmont Schools

Fairmont High School
900 Johnson St
Fairmont, MN 56031-4502
Phone: 507-238-4411

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