About This Place
Fairmount is a town in Fairmount Township, Grant County in east central Indiana. The population was 2,732, according to U.S. Census estimate. It is ninety kilometers (fifty-five miles) northeast of Indianapolis. Largely a bedroom community to its three thousand citizens, Fairmount is best known as the boyhood home of actor James Dean, who is buried there.
Fairmount is located at 40°25′4″N 85°38′56″W / 40.41778°N 85.64889°W / 40.41778; -85.64889 (40.417702, −85.648942).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.5 square miles (3.8 km²), all of it land.