Fairmont History

This photograph is used courtesy of Mary Tew, whose dad appears in the bottom right area.

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This history of Fairmont, NC has taken four years to put together. I don't pretend that it is a complete account but it is a comprehensive one. In addition to the research required, many of the photographs presented here required significant work to get them viewable. Many are owned by people other than me and are restricted in their use by others. With this in mind, please observe the following rules for using this site. Accessing this web site beyond this point is deemed to be consenting to these terms of service.

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