“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
League City in Galveston County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)

Fairview Cemetery

Fairview Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jim Evans, June 11, 2014
1. Fairview Cemetery Marker

Five-month-old Victor Nordhem was laid to rest in February 1900, on land bought by Alison J. Adams for an individual burial plot. In 1908, Adams deeded additional acreage to the Fairview Cemetery Association. Decoration Day, later Memorial Day, was a day for grave decoration, music, speeches and activities. More than 1200 marked and unmarked burials have been recorded. Features include markers made of concrete, marble, granite and cypress wood. Dozens of military veterans are interred here, as well as settlers and descendants from the Japanese colony begun at Webster in 1903. The cemetery conveys many diverse and interesting stories of the past.
Historic Texas Cemetery - 2009
Erected 2014 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 17637.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites. A significant historical month for this entry is February 1900.
Location. 29° 31.091′ N, 95° 5.774′ W. Marker is in League City, Texas, in Galveston County. Marker is on North Kansas Avenue, 0.1 miles north of 7th
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Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: League City TX 77573, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of Galveston County Poor Farm (approx. half a mile away); First Baptist Church (approx. half a mile away); T.J. and Mary Lelia Dick House (approx. half a mile away); Cypress Timbers (approx. half a mile away); St. Mary Mission Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); Mainland Mission Churches (approx. 0.6 miles away); League Park (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named League Park (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in League City.
Additional commentary.
1. Fairview Cemetery Interest and Trivia
Fairview Cemetery was featured in the 1997 movie "Hope" starring Goldie Hawn.

"Ghosts of the Past" event takes place here every October where local thespians, dressed in costume, portray well-known settlers and other deceased persons of distinction
    — Submitted June 13, 2014, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.
Fairview Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jim Evans, June 11, 2014
2. Fairview Cemetery Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on July 15, 2022. It was originally submitted on June 13, 2014, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 834 times since then and 62 times this year. Last updated on July 11, 2022, by Joe Lotz of Denton, Texas. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 13, 2014, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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