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The population of Fairmont is approximately 20,389 (2000), 18704 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 9,958 (1990), 8133 (2010).

The amount of land area in Fairmont is 19.49 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Fairmont is 8.2 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.932 sq kilometers.
The distance from Fairmont to Washington DC is 181 miles. The distance to the West Virginia state capital is 114 miles. (as the crow flies)
Fairmont is positioned 39.48 degrees north of the equator and 80.14 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Fairmont elevation is 933 feet above sea level.
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Fairmont location: in the north-central portion of the state where the West Fork River and the Tygart River come together. These two rivers form the Monongahela River, which is one of the few rivers in the world which flows northward.

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Climate & Weather

Fairmont average annual rainfall is 53.96 inches per year
Fairmont average annual precipitation is 54.0 inches per year.
Fairmont average annual snowfall is 36.2 inches per year.
The average winter temperature is 29.1 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 66.6 degrees F.
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Fairmont history:

What was once two separate cities eventually became what is now Fairmont. Middletown was established on 19 January 1820. It was on the west bank of the Monongalia. The name was chosen either because of its proximity between Morgantown and Clarksburg or because the first settler, Boaz Fleming, has a wife from Middletown, Delaware. No one knows for sure. Palatine developed on the east side of the river and was settled by Germans from the Palatinate States of southwestern Germany. They named their town after their homeland.

Middletown was re-named Fairmont in 1843 due to its natural beauty and the "fair mount" on which is was laid out. On 18 Feb 1843, it was named the county seat of the new Marion County. In 1899 Fairmont and Palatine merged to create one city. The new city's 100th birthday was celebrated in 1999.

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Fairmont attractions:

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Prickett's Fort
located just outside of Fairmont
The fort was built in 1774. It provided a place of refuge from Indian attack for early settlers to the area

Marion County Museum Marion County Museum
211 Adams Street
Fairmont, WV 26555-1636
Phone (304) 367-5398
This museum is housed in the former residence for the County Sheriff. It is also the home of the Marion County Historical Society.

Recreation in the general area.

Things to see and do in Fairmont.

Mary Lou Retton - 1984 Olympic Gold Medal winner in gymnastics is from Fairmont, Marion County.

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