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The 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.
The Hector McLean Public Library is a branch of the Robeson
County Public Library system and is open
Monday: 2 pm - 6 pm
Tuesday: 9 am - 1 pm
Wednesday: 2 pm - 6 pm
Thursday: 9 am - 1 pm and
2pm - 6pm
Friday: 2 pm - 6 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.
Dollar Store on Walnut Street
Hardware True Value on North Walnut Street
Lion Shopping Center on Walnut Street
Medical Clinic on South Walnut Street
Clinic on Walnut Street
Dr. Sam Evans dental office on Iona Street.
Dialysis Clinic on Walnut Street
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 Retirement Home
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
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,
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 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 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
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.
Office on Walnut Street
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