Fairmont, NE

Fairmont was platted in 1871 when the Burlington & Quincy Railroad was extended to that point.[6][7] The name was chosen to conform with the alphabetical stops on the new line traveling westward from Lincoln: BerksCreteDorchesterExeter, Fairmont, Grafton, Huxley, etc.[8] Fairmont is a descriptive name referring to the town's scenic setting at a lofty elevation.[9] By the fall of 1872 Fairmont had a school building, hotels, more stores, lumberyards, and coal and feed yards under construction.[10] The first newspaper, "Fairmont Bulletin" was published in 1872. By 1881 there were three with the introduction of the "Nebraska Bulletin" and the "Nebraska Signal".

One of the first major business enterprises, the Fairmont Creamery Company, was founded in 1884. Corporate offices were moved to Omaha in 1907.

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