Fairview Cemetery

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Fairview Cemetery

Fairview Cemetery is a two part cemetery. North of Fairview Road is considered the old cemetery or Cemetery #1. South of Fairview Road is considered the new cemetery or Cemetery #2.



Due to the Civil War, Pioneer Cemetery had reached it's capacity. The towns people of Bowling Green deemed

it time to purchace land for a new cemetery. Wanting to use land known as Copley Knob, located in the southwest

part of town. However, due to substantual damage done

to the site during the Civil War, this site was not used.



A new site was picked and in 1864 William McNeal

sold the town 30 acres along Cemetery Pike (now Fairview

Road) for $100.00 a acre. This original 30 acres are known

as Fairview Cemetery #1.



On July 20, 1865, Reverend A.C. Dickerson delivered

the dedication address for the new cemetery.



In 1954, as Fairview Cemetery (#1) was getting close to its capacity, the now City of Bowling Green bought

acres across the street for future burials creating the

newer part of Fairview known as Fairview Cemetery #2.



Within Fairview Cemetery #1 is located the Confederate

Monument erected in 1875, to comemorate the 200 soldiers

buried in a concentric circles around the limestone shaft.



Captain Robert Craddock and Pierre Tardiveau are the

two known Revolutionary War heroes buried in Fairview

Cemetery #1



NOTE:

Fairview Cemeteries #1 & #2 are perfectly maintained

by The City of Bowling Green Dept. of Parks & Recreation.

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GPS Coordinates: 36.9906, -86.4189

  • Added: 1 Jan 2000
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #73897