Fairmont is located in Fillmore County south of York, between Exeter and Sutton along US Hwy 6.
Fairmont is close to the Blue River, which is ideal for fishing and hunting. Within 45 minutes of Fairmont are lakes accessible for camping and boating.
Fairmont is a quiet commuter community for mostly the Geneva, York and Crete areas, where several large employers are located.
A popular attraction in Fairmont is the Fillmore County Museum.