Fairfield-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Texas state average. It is 138% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 5/11/1953, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 42.5 miles away from the Fairfield city center killed 114 peopleand injured 597 peopleand causedbetween $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.
On 10/13/1981, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 15.8 miles away from the city center injured one personand causedbetween $5000 and $50,000 in damages.
Fairfield-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 100% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 10/31/2008 at 05:01:54, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 92.4 miles away from the city center Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)
The number of natural disasters in Freestone County (11) is near the US average (12). Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5 Emergencies Declared: 6
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Fires: 3, Hurricanes: 3, Storms: 3, Tornado: 1, Tornado: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: Billy K. Solomon - General, Cornelius Grant - Male singer, Kenny Dorham - Jazz musician, William Lewis Moody, Jr. - Financier, Tony Brackens - College football player, James Stewart (American football) - Football player, Winfred Tubbs - Football player.
Hospital/medical center in Fairfield:
EAST TEXAS MEDICAL CENTER - FAIRFIELD (Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Private, 125 NEWMAN ST)
FAIRFIELD LIBRARY (Operating income: $75,114; Location: 350 W MAIN ST; 30,239 books; 681 audio materials; 484 video materials; 50 state licensed databases; 32 print serial subscriptions)
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Home Education Association: The Tri-County Home Education Association (TCCHEA)serves Freestone, Limestone, and Leon Counties as a support group for home educators. Activities include monthly field trips, park days, and nights out for parents. There are also group co-op classes, drama projects,high school graduation, and a monthly newsletter. For more information call 254-739-3025 or 903-389-2347, or email kidzrus at glade.net for a complimentary newsletter.
Notable locations in Fairfield: Freestone County Historical Museum (A), Fairfield City Fire Department (B), Fairfield Volunteer Fire Department (C), Fairfield Emergency Medical Service Ambulance (D). Display/hide their locations on the map
Churches in Fairfield include: Trinity Lutheran Church (A), Jehovahs Witnesses Church (B), Round Prairie Baptist Church (C), First Baptist Church (D), Faith Hope Love Baptist Church (E), Calvary Baptist Church (F). Display/hide their locations on the map
Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 42.8. This is worse than average.
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.476. This is significantly worse than average.There were 21 monitors within city limits.
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 19.7. This is about average.There were 12 monitors within city limits.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 13.1. This is worse than average.There were 11 monitors within city limits.
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 10.1%
(4.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 20.9% for Black residents, 25.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 46.2% for two or more races residents)
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Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
130 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
27 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities in 2010
78 people in nursing homes in 2000
36 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) in 2000
Fairfield compared to Texas state average:
Black race population percentage above state average.
Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
Incommons Bank, N.A.: Fairfield Branch at 415 West Commerce, branch established on 1999/06/14. Info updated 2008/05/05: Bank assets: $97.3 mil, Deposits: $84.7 mil, headquarters in Mexia, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Bi-Stone Bancshares, Inc.
Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Fairfield Branch at 527 East Commerce Street, branch established on 1955/05/05. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
Community National Bank & Trust of Texas: First National Bank Branch at 101 North Mount, branch established on 1907/08/01. Info updated 2010/09/08: Bank assets: $376.7 mil, Deposits: $318.2 mil, headquarters in Corsicana, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 7 total offices, Holding Company: Community Bank Holdings Of Texas, Inc.
Farmers State Bank: Fairfield Branch at 360 West Commerce, branch established on 1999/07/06. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $126.7 mil, Deposits: $114.4 mil, headquarters in Groesbeck, TX, positive income, 7 total offices, Holding Company: Groesbeck Bancshares, Inc.
Fire-safe hotels and motels in Fairfield, Texas:
Days Inn , 603 W Hwy 84, Fairfield, TX 75840 , Phone: (903) 389-7855, Fax: (903) 389-5288
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites , 640 Old Mexia Rd, Fairfield, TX 75840 , Phone: (903) 389-2300
Super 8 , 370 E I 45, Fairfield, TX 75840 , Phone: (903) 389-9464, Fax: (903) 389-9460
Laquinta Inn & Suites , 1010 W Commerce St, Fairfield, TX 75840 , Phone: (903) 389-7441, Fax: (903) 389-7443
Americas Best Value Inn , 500 I-45 S, Fairfield, TX 75840 , Phone: (903) 389-2172