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Fairmont

Fairmont, WV

  • Fairmont
  • 304-366-6211
  • 200 Jackson St. Fairmont, WV 26554

This the county seat of Marion County and its largest city. As of the 2010 census, Fairmont had a population of 18,704. It is known for being the home of Fairmont State University, Pricketts Fort State Park, the Johnnie Johnson Blues Blue & Jazz Festival, West Virginia Three Rivers Festival and a number of other special events, attractions, accommodations and businesses.

What’s there?
Valley Falls State Park
Feast of the Seven Fishes Festival
WV Three Rivers Festival
Muriale’s Italian Restaurant
The Poky Dot
Pufferbelly’s Ice Cream and Food Station
Health Naturally
The Rambling Root
Little Red Hen Bakery
Joe n Throw
Backwoods at the Belmont
Dairy Creme Corner
Mountain Dragon Mazery - Fine Honey Wines
Mountain Creative
Woodlawn Cemetery
Wave Pool and 12th Street Pool
Palatine Park

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The History:
Initially called Middletown, it was established in 1820 by the Virginia legislature. Glass was the dominant industry in Fairmont during the early 20th century and brought workers from around the world. Similar to other parts of the state, coal mining was also a major field.
Country Club Bakery, where the pepperoni roll is said to have been invented, is in Fairmont. The city is also home to the William Memorial Methodist Episcopal Church (now Central United Methodist) where the first Father’s Day was reportedly observed. Fairmont is the hometown of Olympic gymnast Mary Lou Retton, writer John Knowles, Medal of Honor recipient Hershel “Woody” Williams and several other notable figures.

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