Fairmount Township, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
Fairmount Township is a township in Luzerne County, United States. The population was 1,276 at the 2010 census. Fairmount Township is home to Ricketts Glen State Park; the park receives tens of thousands of visitors each year. Fairmount Township is in Pennsylvania, where humans have lived since at least 10000 BC; the first settlers in the state were Paleo-Indian nomadic hunters known from their stone tools. The hunter-gatherers of the Archaic period, which lasted locally from 7000 to 1000 BC, used a greater variety of more sophisticated stone artifacts; the Woodland period marked the gradual transition to semi-permanent villages and horticulture, between 1000 BC and 1500 AD. Archeological evidence found in the state from this time includes a range of pottery types and styles, burial mounds, pipes and arrows, ornaments. Fairmount Township is in the Susquehanna River drainage basin, the earliest recorded inhabitants of which were the Iroquoian-speaking Susquehannocks, they were a matriarchal society that lived in stockaded villages of large longhouses, but their numbers were reduced by disease and warfare with the Five Nations of the Iroquois, by 1675 they had died out, moved away, or been assimilated into other tribes.
After the demise of the Susquehannocks, the lands of the Susquehanna River valley were under the nominal control of the Iroquois, who lived in longhouses in what is now the state of New York. The Iroquois had a strong confederacy. To fill the void left by the demise of the Susquehannocks, the Iroquois encouraged displaced tribes from the east to settle in the Susquehanna watershed, including the Shawnee and Lenape; the French and Indian War and subsequent colonial expansion encouraged the migration of many Native Americans westward to the Ohio River basin. On November 5, 1768, the British acquired land, known in Pennsylvania as the New Purchase, from the Iroquois in the Treaty of Fort Stanwix. After the American Revolutionary War, Native Americans entirely left Pennsylvania. In 1890, a Native American pot, decorated in the style of "the peoples of the Susquehanna region," was found under a rock ledge on Kitchen Creek by Murray Reynolds; the first Europeans came to the region in the 18th century.
The first settler in the township was John Franklin of Connecticut. Additional settlers followed in Franklin's footsteps. Under the Connecticut title—previous to 1776—it was known as Bloomingdale Township; the name was changed to Huntington Township in 1799 in honor of Samuel Huntington, a native of Connecticut and one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. Fairmount Township broke away from Huntington Township in the 1830s. According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 46.2 square miles, of which 45.7 square miles is land and 0.50 square miles, or 1.07%, is water. It is located in the northwestern corner of Luzerne County; the northern portion of Fairmount Township is made up of mountains, lakes and thick forests. Ricketts Glen State Park is located in this half of the township; the southern half of Fairmount Township consists of farmland and forests. PA 118 and PA 487 intersect in the western part of the township in the village of Red Rock. Much of Ricketts Glen State Park is in Fairmount Township.
The park offers hiking, horseback riding, hunting. Lake Jean is used for swimming, fishing and kayaking. In winter there is cross-country skiing, ice fishing on the lake, ice climbing on the frozen falls. All of Kitchen Creek and the 24 named waterfalls are in the township; as of the census of 2000, there were 1,226 people, 490 households, 347 families residing in the township. The population density was 26.9 people per square mile. There were 598 housing units at an average density of 13.1/sq mi. The racial makeup of the township was 97.72% White, 0.57% African American, 0.98% Native American, 0.16% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 0.49% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.33% of the population. There were 490 households, out of which 28.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.6% were married couples living together, 5.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 29.0% were non-families. 25.9% of all households were made up of individuals, 10.8% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older.
The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 2.99. In the township the population was spread out, with 24.1% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 28.6% from 25 to 44, 25.4% from 45 to 64, 14.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 106.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 106.4 males. The median income for a household in the township was $37,656, the median income for a family was $45,208. Males had a median income of $31,979 versus $21,103 for females; the per capita income for the township was $16,334. About 7.4% of families and 10.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.3% of those under age 18 and 9.4% of those age 65 or over
Fairmount is a town in Fairmount Township, Grant County in the east central part of the U. S. state of Indiana. The population was 2,954 at the 2010 census, it is ninety kilometers northeast of Indianapolis. A bedroom community for nearby Marion, Fairmount is best known as the boyhood home of actor James Dean, buried there. Fairmount is located at 40°25′4″N 85°38′56″W. According to the 2010 census, Fairmount has a total area of all land; as of the census of 2010, there were 2,954 people, 1,241 households, 837 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,869.6 inhabitants per square mile. There were 1,350 housing units at an average density of 854.4 per square mile. The racial makeup of the town was 98.6% White, 0.1% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.2% from other races, 0.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.9% of the population. There were 1,241 households of which 31.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.6% were married couples living together, 14.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.8% had a male householder with no wife present, 32.6% were non-families.
28.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 12% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.85. The median age in the town was 40.3 years. 23.9% of residents were under the age of 18. The gender makeup of the town was 51.5 % female. As of the census of 2000, there were 2,992 people, 1,226 households, 859 families residing in the town; the population density was 2,033.0 people per square mile. There were 1,325 housing units at an average density of 900.3 per square mile. The racial makeup of the town was 98.30% White, 0.17% Black or African American, 0.70% Native American, 0.20% Asian, 0.07% from other races, 0.57% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.43% of the population. There were 1,226 households out of which 31.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.5% were married couples living together, 11.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 29.9% were non-families.
26.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.5% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.91. In the town, the population was spread out with 25.2% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 28.2% from 25 to 44, 24.3% from 45 to 64, 14.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 90.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.0 males. The median income for a household in the town was $33,843, the median income for a family was $44,033. Males had a median income of $31,136 versus $23,041 for females; the per capita income for the town was $18,029. About 7.4% of families and 9.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.8% of those under age 18 and 7.8% of those age 65 or over. The Fairmount area was settled in the 1830s by Quakers from North Carolina; the town was named for Fairmount Park in Philadelphia. After a large deposit of natural gas was found in 1887, Fairmount became part of the Indiana Gas Boom and a center of the glass industry for the rest of the 19th century.
Shortly after the depletion of the gas in 1900 the automobile industry set up factories in the nearby large cities, Fairmount became a bedroom community, restoring some of its lost prosperity. In the 1940s, James Dean lived with an aunt and uncle and Marcus Winslow on a farm north of Fairmount, he attended Fairmount High School, graduating in 1949. After his death in 1955, Dean was buried in Park Cemetery. In 1996, a small Memorial Park north of the town's business district was dedicated in his memory with a bronze bust by Hollywood artist Kenneth Kendall. During the prosperity of the 1960s, Fairmount enjoyed a time of building with a new town hall, water works, post office and elementary school. At the end of the decade the local school district merged with a neighboring one, forming the Madison-Grant united school district. A new high school was built for this district, Fairmount High School became a middle school; when a new junior high school was opened in 1986, the Fairmount High School building was permanently closed.
Fairmount was hit hard by the recession of 1980–1982, which brought the permanent loss of factory jobs and the failure of many farms, but rebounded in the decade. Fairmount is still prosperous despite the ill fortunes of nearby industrial cities and a steady loss of population. In September 1988, The James Dean Gallery opened in a restored Victorian House on North Main Street. Over the years the Museum Exhibit has been toured by nearly 200,000 visitors who come from around the world to visit the hometown of James Dean. In 1988, English musician Morrissey filmed the music video for his single "Suedehead", a song inspired by his lifelong admiration of Dean, in the town; the annual James Dean Festival takes place during the last full weekend in September and includes a Custom & Hot Rod Car Show, The Grand Parade, Street Fair, Carnival Rides, Live Entertainment, a 1950s Dance Contest and the James Dean lookalike Contest. On September 30 of each year there is a Memorial Service for James Dean at The Back Creek Friends Church, south of The Winslow Farm.
The Baldwin Addition Historic District, Fairmount Commercial Historic District, J. W. Patter
Fairmount station (MBTA)
Fairmount is an MBTA Commuter Rail station in Boston, Massachusetts. It serves the Fairmount Line, it is located under the Fairmount Avenue overpass. It is the last stop outbound on the Fairmount Line before it joins the Franklin Line at Readville station. Fairmount station opened in 1979 during Southwest Corridor reconstruction. Service on the Fairmount Line began in 1855 and lasted until 1944; the service included a stop named Hyde Park at Fairmount Avenue, a stop named Fairmount near Glenwood Avenue. Another station known as Hyde Park, is located in Hyde Park six blocks to the west. During their histories, both stations were referred to both as "Hyde Park" and as "Fairmount"; the Dorchester Branch was reopened as a bypass in November 1979 during Southwest Corridor construction, including stops at Uphams Corner, Morton Street, Fairmount. This station was built at minimal cost, with small low-level platforms and no direct access to Morton Street; the station was not handicapped accessible. However, it was popular with residents of the communities the line passed through: by 1983, over 600 riders per day boarded at Fairmount, enough to justify service to both Fairmount and nearby Hyde Park after the end of construction.
When the Southwest Corridor reopened in October 1987, the Fairmount shuttle service was retained as the Fairmount Line. Fairmount was the terminus of the line until it was extended to Readville on November 30, 1987. A major renovation of Fairmount station began in early 2003; the $7 million project, completed in 2004-05, added 1-car-length high platforms and ramps to the Fairmount Avenue overpass to make the station handicapped accessible. During the construction, new temporary platforms were built northeast of the station. Uphams Corner and Morton Street stations received full-length high level platforms in renovations that finished in 2007; when Blue Hill Avenue, the last of four new stations, is completed in 2017, Fairmount and Readville will be the only stations on the line without full-length high-level platforms. The MBTA wishes to add high-level platforms at Fairmount to speed boarding, but there are no current plans to do so; as part of a long-term shift of the Fairmount Line from commuter rail to a rapid transit-like service, Fairmount was shifted from Zone 1 to Zone 1A on July 1, 2013, making a trip to South Station equal to a rapid transit fare.
This equalized all fares on the line except trips to/from Readville. MBTA - Fairmount Google Maps Street View: from Walnut Street, from Fairmount Court, from Fairmount Avenue
The Fairmount Line or Dorchester Branch is a line of the MBTA Commuter Rail system in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Except for a short portion in Milton, it lies within Boston, running southwest from South Station through the neighborhoods of Dorchester and Hyde Park. Weekend service began on November 29, 2014. Most trains reverse direction at the south end at Readville, though one morning inbound train originates on the Franklin Line. From the 1980s until 2012, the Fairmount Line had only five stations: three plus the two termini; the first of these, Talbot Avenue, opened on November 12, 2012, followed by Newmarket and Four Corners/Geneva on July 1, 2013. Due to neighborhood opposition over its design and location, another planned station, Blue Hill Avenue, did not open until February 25, 2019. All stations on the line are accessible; the corridor serves low-income and working-class communities. Despite frequent cancellations, a June 2016 count showed that ridership had nearly tripled from 2012.
While the line is still the least-used on the MBTA Commuter Rail system, it has seen significant recent growth from 789 daily riders as of 2012 to 2,652 daily riders by a 2018 count. The line was built as an entrance to Boston for the Norfolk County Railroad and its successors, which had to rely on a connection via the Boston and Providence Railroad from Dedham; the new line, built in 1855, split from the old one at Islington and ran northeast, crossing the Boston and Providence Railroad at Readville. It continued on through Hyde Park and Dorchester before crossing the Old Colony Railroad at South Bay Junction; the line continued into South Boston and made a sweeping curve along a trestle west to downtown Boston and a terminal at Dewey Square. After several failed reorganizations, the line became part of the New York and New England Railroad in 1873 and the New England Railroad in 1895; the New England was leased to the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad in 1898 and became their Midland Division.
The line was operationally split at the junction with the Boston and Providence at Readville, with many trains using the Midland from the southwest switching to the B&P, some on the B&P from the south switching to the Midland. In 1899, the new South Station union station opened, a new set of tracks was built for the Midland on the west side of the Old Colony Railroad mainline part of the NYNH&H; the old South Boston station was abandoned, being north of the junction with the new alignment, the old terminal was no longer used, with the last bit of the old line removed, the rest used for freight only. South Boston was however served by the station, built for the Old Colony, now between the Old Colony and Midland tracks. Under New Haven Railroad control, most intercity and some commuter trains from the former NY&NE switched onto the Northeast Corridor mainline at Readville, with Midland Branch service limited to local trains. Passenger service last ran on the Midland north of Readville in 1944 after a long period of declining ridership, though the line continued to be used for freight service to South Boston.
The MBTA had bought the Franklin Line tracks south of Readville in 1973. In 1976 it bought the Midland line from Readville to Southampton Street, by merged into Penn Central railroad, modernized it for use as a bypass while the Northeast Corridor was closed during the Southwest Corridor project. On November 3, 1979, all trains on the Franklin and Providence/Stoughton Lines, as well as Amtrak intercity service, were rerouted via the Midland. Three of the old stations - Fairmount, Morton Street and Uphams Corner - were rebuilt with bare asphalt platforms and opened for local commuter service; the restored service on the line was not intended to be permanent. Uphams Corner and Morton Street stations closed on January 30, 1981, as part of system-wide cuts that included the closure of the Woburn Branch. On October 5, 1987, the new Southwest Corridor opened to commuter service; the MBTA began operating the Fairmount Shuttle between South Station and Fairmount on the old Midland tracks as a response to community demand.
The stops at Morton Street and Uphams Corner were reopened. The shuttle was extended to Readville on November 30, 1987; the route - sometimes called the Dorchester Branch by the MBTA - is used by some rush-hour Franklin Line trains to reduce load on the three-track Southwest Corridor and supplement the shuttle service. An MBTA study released in 2010 indicated that the most workable routing options for full-time service to Foxboro would involve extending some or all Fairmount Line trips to Foxboro over part of the Franklin Line; some Providence/Stoughton Line trips used the Fairmount Line tracks until around 2004, when they were rerouted to the mainline to avoid passing through CSX's Readville 1-Yard. During disruptions on the Northeast Corridor north of Readville and Providence service is sometimes diverted over the Fairmount Line; the Commonwealth of Massachusetts agreed in 2005 to make improvements on the Fairmount Line part of its binding commitment to mitigate increased air pollution from the Big Dig.
To comply with the State Implementation Plan filed with the federal Environmental Protection Agency, these improvements must be complete by December 31, 2011. As an interim deadline, the Massachusetts Executive Office of Transportation was required
Fairmount is a city in Gordon County, United States. As of the 2010 census it had a population of 720. Gordon County is home to New Echota, once the Cherokee Nation's capital, it was 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; the city was named after West Virginia. Fairmount is located in southeastern Gordon County at 34°26′19″N 84°41′58″W, 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 to Chatsworth and south 21 miles to Cartersville. Georgia State Route 53 crosses US 411 in Fairmount, leading east 18 miles to Jasper and west 17 miles to Calhoun, the Gordon County seat. According to the United States Census Bureau, Fairmount has a total area of 1.8 square miles, all land. As of the census of 2000, there were 745 people, 307 households, 220 families residing in the city.
The population density was 619.9 people per square mile. There were 334 housing units at an average density of 277.9 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 95.70% White, 3.22% African American, 0.27% from other races, 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, 28.3% were non-families. 26.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.7% had someone living alone, 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, 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, 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. As of 2016, the mayor of the city of Fairmount is Calvin Watts; the city council is made up of Jim Dodd, Linda Johnson, Steve Fain, Junior Holsomback. Fairmount Elementary School Sonoraville Middle School Sonoraville High School Gordon Central High School City of Fairmount official website Gordon County Schools
Fairmount station (SEPTA)
Fairmount is a subway station in the Francisville section of North Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is served by the Broad-Ridge Spur. There are three separate platforms; the Broad-Ridge Spur and Broad Street Line northbound platforms connect inside the faregates, but the BSL's southbound platform cannot be reached from the other two without exiting. Such a connection once existed. Travelers wishing to switch between the Broad-Ridge Spur and the southbound BSL must connect at Girard; the Broad-Ridge Spur platform can only accommodate short 2-car trains. Fairmount Station on the Broad-Ridge Spur has a full mezzanine concourse extending from Wallace Street to Ridge Avenue, now abandoned. SEPTA - Fairmount BSL-BRS Station Fairmount Broad Street Line & Broad Ridge Spur station images Fairmount Avenue entrance from Google Maps Street View Ridge Avenue entrance from Google Maps Street View
Fairmount, Newark, New Jersey
Fairmount is an unincorporated community and neighborhood within the city of Newark in Essex County, New Jersey, United States. It is part of the West Ward, its population is African American, of varying economic statuses. Central Avenue is the major street, though its commerce is reduced from the Industrial Era heyday; the neighborhood is bounded by South Orange Avenue on the south, the Garden State Parkway on the west, Interstate 280 on the north, the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey on the east. Major landmarks in Fairmount include Fairmount Cemetery, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, the old Pabst brewery. Holy Sepulchre Cemetery is visible from the Garden State Parkway. There is the 1864 St. Barnabas Episcopal Church at West Market Street and Sussex Avenue