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San Angelo in Tom Green County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Fairmount Cemetery

 
 
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By Brian Anderson, November 22, 2020
1. Fairmount Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  San Angelo established the "New City Cemetery" here in 1893 on 22.5 acres. The first recorded burial was that of city alderman George Bond's wife, Elise, in 1893.

A cemetery association, formed in 1897, organized a volunteer women's auxiliary to manage the graveyard. The auxiliary was headed by Mrs. C. A. Broome for 38 years. Early auxiliary member Leila Hill is credited with naming the cemetery "Fairmount". Although the association deeded the cemetery to the city in 1927, a perpetual care fund was created and the women's auxiliary continued to oversee operations.

Fairmount Cemetery's 52 acres contain more than 33,000 burials, some of which were transferred from other area graveyards. Interred here are former slaves; African American Buffalo Soldiers; pioneer ranchers and oil men; civic leaders; and veterans of wars ranging from the Texas Revolution to the Vietnam conflict including Lt. Jack Mathis, recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor for service in the European Theater in World War II. Members of a local Greek Orthodox Church are buried in a separate section.

Among the cemetery's outstanding statuary
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By Brian Anderson, November 22, 2020
2. Fairmount Cemetery Marker
is the statue of Tom McCloskey by noted sculptor Frank Teich and one of St. Francis shaped by Italian artisans.
 
Erected 1994 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1549.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites.
 
Location. 31° 26.502′ N, 100° 26.965′ W. Marker is in San Angelo, Texas, in Tom Green County. Marker can be reached from West Avenue N. Marker is located in Fairmount Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: San Angelo TX 76901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Daniel Millar (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); John Ingram (about 700 feet away); Calvary Catholic Cemetery (approx. 0.3 miles away); Assumption of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); ​Johnson Street Church of Christ (approx. 0.8 miles away); Homesite of Mrs. Robert Massie (1867-1931) (approx. 0.9 miles away); Kiwanis Little Olympics (approx. one mile away); Congregation Beth Israel (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Angelo.
 
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By Brian Anderson, November 27, 2020
3. Fairmount Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 25, 2020, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. This page has been viewed 46 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 25, 2020, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.   3. submitted on December 1, 2020, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.
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