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Jan 19, 1820

Fairmont established by Virginia legislature

1838

Palatine was surveyed

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1842

Fairmont became county seat at creation of Marion County

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1843

Original name of Middletown was changed to Fairmont

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1867

Palatine was incorporated

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Dec 15, 1892

West Fairmont was incorporated

Feb 19, 1899

Charter granted to have Fairmont, Palatine and West Fairmont incorporated as Fairmont

1950

Fairmont population peaked at 29,346

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1978

John Knowles wrote A Vein of Riches dealing with Fairmont history

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2000

Fairmont had population of 19,097

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