Fairmont, West Virginia

Jefferson Bridge into Fairmont, WV

Fairmont, West Virginia (WV), the county seat of Marion County, was established in 1820 as Middletown. Chartered in 1843 as Fairmont, its name is a portmanteau of the words “Fair” and “Mountain.” The city, one of the largest in , grew wealthy with the development of coal mining. It was the home of Francis H. Pierpoint, the governor of the Restored Government of Virginia. The Monongahela River is formed here at the junction of the and rivers.

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 Parks & Public Recreation

The following parks and public recreation areas are located within 20 miles of Fairmont.

Photos of Fairmont & Vicinity


Fairmont is located on the I-79 expressway approximately 22 miles southwest of Morgantown, West Virginia, and 22 miles northwest of Clarksburg, West Virginia.

Map of Fairmont, West Virginia

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Regional Information

Fairmont is located in the Monongahela Valley Region of northern West Virginia.

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