In 1895, the King Carol I railway Bridge was built across the Danube to Cernavodă. A newer one was built in the 1980s as part of the Bucharest-Constanța highway.
The settlement of Fetești was first mentioned in the year 1528, in a document released by the ruler of Wallachia, Radu of Afumați. In 1868 Fetești became a commune, in 1934 a city, and 61 years later, in 1995, it achieved the status of municipality. In the course of time, Fetești has evolved from a commercial village to a very important crossroads and industrial center, vital to the Romanian economy.
There are 7 schools and 3 high-schools in the city. The "Carol I" high-school is the best in the Fetești-Țăndărei area, and one of the best in the county.