Eufaula in Barbour County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Old Fairview Cemetery
Fairview contains a diverse collection of statuary, grave emblems and monuments amid a picturesque park-like setting. Many monuments are attributed to the Tansey family who owned a monument company in Eufaula and operated their marble yard here. The arboretum in this area of the cemetery contains azaleas, dogwoods, camellias, Japanese maple trees, an 1880s fountain, and a collection of other ornamental plants and trees. Old Fairview Cemetery is a reflection of Eufaula's significant history and heritage.
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Established in the 1830s, Fairview has approximately 1300 identified burials and is a memorial to some of Alabama's most influential leaders. Inside its gates rest governors, lieutenant governors, state and federal elected officials, judges, university presidents, and industrialists. Over 350 identified Confederate soldiers and sailors, from general to private, are buried throughout the cemetery. A Confederate section of unknown soldiers is near the bluff side. Old Fairview is listed in the National Register of Historic Places as part of the
Erected by Alabama Historical Commission.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • War, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1830.
Location. 31° 54.108′ N, 85° 8.624′ W. Marker is in Eufaula, Alabama, in Barbour County. Marker is on North Randolph Avenue just south of East Browder Street, on the left when traveling south. Marker is located just inside the entrance gate. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 723 North Randolph Avenue, Eufaula, Alabama 35027, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Negro Cemetery / Fairview Cemetery (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Tree That Owns Itself (approx. ¼ mile away); Vietnam Veteran Park (approx. 0.4 miles away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. half a mile away); Hart House (approx. half a mile away); Chief Eufaula (Yoholo Micco) (approx. half a mile away); Cotton and Creek Country (approx. 0.6 miles away); In Honor of All World War II Veterans (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Eufaula.
Also see . . . Old Fairview Cemetery. (Submitted on May 21, 2021, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on May 22, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 21, 2021, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 50 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 21, 2021, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida.