In 1881, Pittsburgh entrepreneurs established the North Savage Firebrick Works of Welsh, Palmer & Maxwell just outside Fairhope. The company specializes in the manufacture of superior quality of red brick.
The B&O railroad line through Fairhope continues to operate; however, it has been absorbed in the CSX Transportation.
Fairhope was used as the village on the TV series "The X-Files". The episode is called Scary Monsters and is the 14th episode of the 9th season. The program was not actually filmed on location.
Fairhope is located at(39.8948, -78.8304).