Fairfax (pop. 634) 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.

The Fairfax R-III School District (K-12) cooperates with Tarkio as the East Atchison Wolves for athletics.  Active groups in Fairfax include the Fairfax Kiwanis Club and the Fairfax Optimist Club.

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