Location in Fulton County and the state of Georgia
|Fulton County and the state of Georgia|
Fairburn is located along a railroad line and was the county seat of Campbell County starting in 1870, being so designated after the original seat of Campbellton refused to allow theAtlanta & West Point Railroad line through on account of the anticipated noise, then faded away as Fairburn grew. The government of Campbell County went bankrupt in 1931 during the Great Depression and, along with Milton County to the north, was absorbed into Fulton County when 1932 began.
Fairburn is located at Interstate 85, which leads northeast 20 miles (32 km) to downtown Atlanta and southwest 142 miles (229 km) to Montgomery, Alabama. Georgia State Route 74 also runs through the city, leading south 13 miles (21 km) to Peachtree City. (33.562411, -84.581443). Fairburn is located along
According to the 2010 census, the city has a total area of 17.1 square miles (44.3 km2), of which 16.9 square miles (43.8 km2) is land and 0.2 square miles (0.5 km2), or 1.24%, is water