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Fairmont occupies the steep hills surrounding the Monongahela River, which divides the town into east and west sections in Marion County (Northern Region).

Originally two towns, Palatine and Middletown, Fairmont was incorporated in 1843. Ferries shuttled people and supplies across the river until 1852 when a suspension bridge unified the town. During the 1850s, railroad access encouraged the development of coal mines in the area.
While coal continues to be a source of employment, today the town is on a hi-tech corridor with a NASA software facility and a software consortium.
Fairmont is the northern end of the scenic section of US 250, which runs 73 miles to Huttonsville and continues as US 219 to Lewisburg.

Fairmont Super 8 Motel | White Hall Church of Christ |
Education Fairmont State College | Fairmont General Hospital |
Public Libraries Marion County Public Library |
Motels, Hotels and Resorts Fairmont Motor Lodge |
Sports and Sporting Events Wood's Boat House |
Transportation Fairmont Municipal Airport |
West Virginia Counties Marion County |

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06/25 Coming to The area
West Virginia Strawberry Festival Buckhannon WV May15-19 The Festival is a unique, traditional celebration to promote the strawberry harvest. Enthusiastic volunteers provide good, family style entertainment that offers exciting educational and cultural events for everyone.
Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival Harrisonburg VA June9-16 The Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival is a week-long summer music festival devoted to promoting an appreciation and understanding of the music of Bach and a featured composer, country, era or people.
Mountainfest Morgantown WV July24-28
Upper Ohio Valley Italian Heritage Festival Wheeling WV July26-28 Bocce tournament, pasta exhibit, wine competition, entertainment.
Tuscarawas County Italian-American Festival Dover OH August9-11 Our 24th Annual Festival Plate is honoring the 1962 Class A State Football Champions from Dennison Saint Mary's High School.