Fairmount, Georgia
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Fairmount, Georgia
Fairmount, Georgia
Fairmount City Hall
Fairmount City Hall
Location in Gordon County and the state of Georgia
Location in Gordon County and the state of Georgia
Coordinates: 34°26?19?N 84°41?58?W / 34.43861°N 84.69944°W / 34.43861; -84.69944Coordinates: 34°26?19?N 84°41?58?W / 34.43861°N 84.69944°W / 34.43861; -84.69944
CountryUnited States
Incorporated (town)January 1, 1897[1]
Incorporated (city)1927[1]
 o Total1.83 sq mi (4.73 km2)
 o Land1.83 sq mi (4.73 km2)
 o Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
745 ft (227 m)
 o Total720
 o Estimate 
 o Density405.26/sq mi (156.45/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 o Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)706/762 and 770/678/470
FIPS code13-28492[4]
GNIS feature ID0355758[5]

Fairmount is a city in Gordon County, Georgia, United States. As of the 2010 census it had a population of 720.[6] Gordon County is home to New Echota, which was once the Cherokee Nation's capital. It was the origin of the Cherokee written language and newspaper, the Cherokee Phoenix.

The city is located near the southern end of the Blue Ridge Mountains and Chattahoochee National Forest.


A post office called Fairmount has been in operation since 1850.[7] The city was named after Fairmont, West Virginia.[8][9]


Fairmount is located in southeastern Gordon County at 34°26?19?N 84°41?58?W / 34.43861°N 84.69944°W / 34.43861; -84.69944 (34.438510, -84.699371),[10] in the valley of Salacoa Creek, a northwest-flowing tributary of the Coosawattee River. U.S. Route 411 runs through the center of town as Salacoa Avenue, leading north 24 miles (39 km) to Chatsworth and south 21 miles (34 km) to Cartersville. Georgia State Route 53 crosses US 411 in Fairmount, leading east 18 miles (29 km) to Jasper and west 17 miles (27 km) to Calhoun, the Gordon County seat.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Fairmount has a total area of 1.8 square miles (4.6 km2), all land.[6]


As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 745 people, 307 households, and 220 families residing in the city. The population density was 619.9 people per square mile (239.7/km²). There were 334 housing units at an average density of 277.9 per square mile (107.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.70% White, 3.22% African American, 0.27% from other races, and 0.81% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.21% of the population.

There were 307 households out of which 30.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.3% were married couples living together, 10.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.3% were non-families. 26.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the city, the population was spread out with 23.2% under the age of 18, 9.1% from 18 to 24, 26.3% from 25 to 44, 26.7% from 45 to 64, and 14.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 94.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $35,893, and the median income for a family was $40,568. Males had a median income of $25,833 versus $22,083 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,508. About 5.2% of families and 7.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.0% of those under age 18 and 12.8% of those age 65 or over.


Tate Park

As of 2020, the mayor of the city of Fairmount is Steven Brannon. The city council is made up of Billy Mauldin, Steve Fain, and Junior Holsomback.[12]


  • Fairmount Elementary School
  • Sonoraville Middle School
  • Sonoraville High School
  • Gordon Central High School (located in Calhoun, GA)


  1. ^ a b "Fairmount". Georgia.gov. Retrieved 2014.
  2. ^ "2018 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved 2019.
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2020-02-12. Retrieved .
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved .
  6. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Fairmount city, Georgia". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2016.[dead link]
  7. ^ "Gordon County". Jim Forte Postal History. Archived from the original on 15 January 2016. Retrieved 2015.
  8. ^ "Gordon County". Calhoun Times. 1 September 2004. p. 87. Retrieved 2015.
  9. ^ Krakow, Kenneth K. (1975). Georgia Place-Names: Their History and Origins (PDF). Macon, GA: Winship Press. p. 76. ISBN 0-915430-00-2.
  10. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved .
  11. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on April 26, 2015. Retrieved 2015.
  12. ^ "City of Fairmount". Archived from the original on 2014-12-16.

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