Martin County (pop. 20,840) is just east of Jackson County. It’s one of six Martin counties in the U.S.
The county seat of Martin County is Fairmont (pop. 10,666). Fairmont has a string of five lakes on its west side.
The Martin County Courthouse was built in 1907.
The Fairmont Opera House was built in 1901.
According to legend, the naming of the town of Ceylon (pop. 369) was inspired by a box of tea from Ceylon.
The town of Welcome was named for early homesteader Alfred M. Welcome.