Fairwater, Wisconsin was founded around the water power of the Grand River in 1848 and was incorporated in 1921. The town prospered under a booming hemp economy spurred by the need for strong rope during World War I. Hemp brought direct income to Fairwater farmers, factory workers and the owners of the Fairwater Hemp Company.An efficient, eco-friendly production process used unwanted parts of the hemp plant to fuel the factory’s steam power system.
Fairwater is located 43°44′28″N 88°52′8″W (43.741047, -88.868887). According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.76 square miles (1.97 km2), of which, 0.74 square miles (1.92 km2) of it is land and 0.02 square miles (0.05 km2) is water. The population was 346 (2020 census). The town of Metomen surrounds the village.
Something you might not know…Fairwater Wisconsin is home to the Fairwater Historical Society. This group works to curate and preserve the rich history of this town.
More stuff of interest…like to fish? Fairwater Pond is 6 acres in size. It is approximately 6 feet deep at its deepest point. When fishing, anglers can expect to catch a variety of fish including Bluegill, Largemouth Bass, and Northern Pike.