Fairfax (pop. 638) is located on Hwy 59 in the southeastern quadrant of Atchison County. Fairfax is home to the county's major health facility, Community Hospital - Fairfax, which moved to its new location September 2010. Charming and friendly, Fairfax has a wonderful city park in the center of town where the Fairfax Fair takes place each year.
Pertinent news can be found each week in The Fairfax Forum. The Fairfax R-III School District (K-12), home of the Bulldogs, cooperates with Tarkio as the East Atchison Wolves for football and baseball. Active groups in Fairfax include the Fairfax Kiwanis Club and the Fairfax Optimist Club.