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Border Belt MusuemThe Fairmont Border Belt Museum is located in the historic train depot downtown. It is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 11:00 to 3:00 and Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00 to 12:00 and 1:00 to 3:00. For more information, call Lib at 910-740-8645 or Charles at 910-740-0277. The museum has displays on tobacco, cotton, the railroad and other industries.

Inside the Border Belt Museum

Hector McLean Public LibraryThe Hector McLean Public Library is a branch of the Robeson County Public Library system and is open
Monday: 1 pm - 7 pm
Tuesday: 1 pm - 7 pm
Wednesday: 1 pm - 5 pm
Thursday: 1pm - 5pm
Friday: 1 pm - 5 pm

On the third Saturday of October, the town holds the Fairmont Farmers Festival. This fun event consists of a beauty pageant, parade, music, food, and arts and crafts vendors. Around 10,000 people attend the event every year!

Holiday on Main is held the first Friday in December with a Twilight Christmas Parade, followed by the lighting of the Community Christmas Tree in the Fairmont Community Park.

The Stage, located at 205 West Thompson Street, is the home for Fairmont Arts and Culture Center. They have a weekly movie night, monthly game nights and host music and theater events throughout the year.


Fairmont has a beautiful, historic downtown with several shops to entice visitors. We also have several clothing, hardware and grocery stores for all your basic needs. For more information on the businesses in our area, click on the Fairmont Chamber of Commerce link.

Downtown Fairmont sign

Family Dollar

Family Dollar Store on Walnut Street

The Hardware True Value

The Hardware True Value on North Walnut Street

Food Lion

Food Lion Shopping Center on Walnut Street


South Robeson Medical Clinic

South Robeson Medical Clinic on South Walnut Street

Fairmont Medical Clinic

Fairmont Medical Clinic on Walnut Street

Dr. Sam Evans, dentist

Dr. Sam Evans dental office on Iona Street.

Robeson County Diaylsis

Robeson County Dialysis Clinic on Walnut Street

South Robeson Rescue Unit

South Robeson Rescue Unit

Unlike many small towns, which face the crisis of attracting and providing quality medical services, Fairmont boasts a full range of professional health care. Fairmont has two modern medical clinics - Fairmont Medical Clinic and South Robeson Medical Clinic, to take care of all your basic medical needs. Fairmont also has a state of the art dialysis center, a dentist and three eye doctors. Just outside the city limits, South Robeson Veterinary Clinic offers care for both large and small animals. Major medical and specialty care is available at Southeastern Health Hospital in Lumberton, which is about 15 minutes north. Emergency care and transportation is provided by the South Robeson Rescue Squad, which has round-the-clock personnel and newly acquired equipment and facilities.

Meadows of Greenbrier

Meadows of Greenbrier Retirement Home

Woodfield Apartments

Woodfield Apartments

Fairmont also provides opportunites for our senior residents with the Meadows of Greenbrier retirement home and Woodfield Apartments, both located on Walnut Street.


Fairmont has active programs to suit any enthusiast. Fairmont has several parks including the Fairmont Community Park which provides a walking trail, playground for the kids and two picnic shelters. Other parks provide a place for kids to play baseball and softball.

Fairmont Community Park

Fairmont Community Park

Fairmont Memorial ParkSundial in Memorial Park

Fairmont Memorial Park

Golf Cart

Fairmont Golf Course

Fairmont Golf Club

Fairmont Golf Club is an 18 hole championship course that is a challenge for any golfer. The golf course is located on Highway 130 Bypass. For more information, call 910-628-9931.

For the sportsmen, the waterways of the nearby Lumber River offer fishing and canoeing. For more information call the Lumber River State Park at 910-628-4564 or visit their website.


Tobacco plant



Tobacco was once one of Fairmont's biggest crops, giving it the reputation as the "Biggest Little Tobacco Market in the World." Corn, soybeans, and wheat are now profitable cash crops for local farmers. The Southeastern NC Farmers Market, located near Fairmont on Highway 74 is a great source of fresh fruits and vegetables.



Tobacco warehouse

Tobacco pictures taken by the late Shirley Eaton


Fairmont has a very mild climate. In the spring and fall temperatures average in the 60's and 70's. Our summers usually have highs in the 90's, while winters are generally mild with just a few days with temperatures below freezing.

Pond near golf course

Pond and Home near Fairmont Golf Course



North Carolina Highways 130 and 41 pass through the town limits, and the Interstate 95 and U.S. Highway 74 interchanges are under ten miles away. Fairmont is just a dozen miles north of the South Carolina state line. Fairmont is ideally situated just four to five hours from the Appalachian Mountains and the Blue Ridge Parkway and only an hour and a half away from the recreational beaches of North and South Carolina.

Fairmont Post Office

U.S. Post Office on Walnut Street

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