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Welcome to Fairfax!


Community Calendar for 2009
  • March 23,        Easter Egg Hunt at Fairfax Lake
  • April 19,          Bike Rodeo
  • June 5-7,          Osage Tribal Indian Dances at Grayhorse
  • June 13-14       Fairfax Alumni Dance
  • July 4,              Fireworks Celebration
  • August 11,       Community Wide "Meet the Teacher"
  • 08/30-09/01,   Ralston Labor Day Celebration
  • September 12,  Fairfax Clean-up and White Elephant Sale
  • October 10,      Heritage Day
  • November 7,   Veterans Day Parade
  • December 6,     Christmas Parade
  • Town Council meets first Monday of every month at 7:00 p.m. in Town Hall. (When holiday occurs on Monday, meeting is moved to Tuesday.)
  • Historical Genealogy Society meets 4th Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at the old Bank Building
  • Chamber of Commerce meets first Thursday of every month at 12:00 noon at Cty Library.
  • Library Board meets at 2:30 p.m. at the Library on the third Tuesday of each quarter (January, April, July and October)
  • Art Association meets each Monday at the Town Hall at 2:00 and 7:00 p.m.
  • Quilting club meets at the VFW building on the 2nd Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m.
  • Firemen meet the Last Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the fire station for training.

Fairfax is located in the fertile Arkansas River valley. It lies on rolling land at an elevation of 845 feet above sea level. There are also creek and river bottomlands. The hills make excellent cattle and livestock grazing of native bluestem and the bottomlands afford good farming. Hidden under the fertile soil, early settlers found "black gold" better know as oil! These discoveries made Fairfax a hub of agricultural and oil activity.

The convergence of highways, electric power and gas lines at Fairfax create a center of modern living with unhampered development space. The Indian Electric Cooperative, a member owned utility, contributes to some of the lowest electrical rates in the nation. The municipally owned gas and water system supplies dependable cooling and heating fuel. Access to highways 18, 20, and 60 provide smooth flow of materials and people.

In 1990 the Fairfax and Ralston Schools consolidated and became Woodland Schools. The High School and Elementary School buildings are located in Fairfax. The Middle School is in Ralston, only five miles away. Nine Protestant and one Catholic Church, represent all principal denominations. An 18,000 volume City Library, Historical Society Museum, service organizations, clubs and universities, three Jr. colleges and three Vocational Tech schools. Medical Facilities include a twenty-one bed hospital, a sixty bed nursing home, two doctors, two physician assistants, a dentist and an ambulance service. Fairfax is proud of its' 20 man volunteer Fire Department and 6 man police department.

Recreation is available in Fairfax with a tree studded 5 acre city park and boating facility, a park in the city, swimming pool and a 19 hole golf course with grass greens. It is only a 60-minute drive to Keystone Lake or Hula Lake and 30 minutes to Kaw Lake, Bluestem Lake and Sooner Lake.

Visit Fairfax. You'll find a warm friendly welcome waiting for you.