All the money raised by Friends of Fairview is spent on the care and preservation of Fairview Cemetery. Below are some of our past and future projects.
Monument Cleaning and Repair
Monument and headstone preservation is a way we can honor the lives and memory of those represented by these stones. It is an ongoing project Friends of Fairview is continually working on.
Restoration Of the Franck-Bader Plot 2014
Franck-Bader Plot Before
Franck-Bader Plot During
Franck-Bader Plot After
Restoration of the Marshall Mason Fitch Stone 2021
Fitch Stone Before
Fitch Stone After
New Cemetery Map
The new map is a helpful resource for those who come to locate their loved ones in Fairview Cemetery. Dedicated with love by Friends of Fairview.
First Cemetery Map
New Map Donated by Friends of Fairview 2018
Jim Munford, FOF President, Kathy Kessinger, FOF Secretary, and Jason Kingsley, Fairview Cemetery Superintendent
Sinex Vault Repair
The Sinex Vault was built in 1850 by Tomas Sinex. It can hold about 70 bodies. There are 50 people currently buried there. It was used in the early days to hold the bodies of those who died during the winter until the spring thaw, when the ground was softer for digging graves.
By 2014, its walls were crumbling and it had fallen into disrepair. In 2014, Friends of Fairview, together with the City of New Albany, restructured and stabilized the vault.
Sinex Vault Then
Before - Sinex Vault in 2014
After - Redone by City of New Albany and Friends of Fairview in 2014
George Washington Carter Headstone
In 1860, George Washington Carter lived on the west side of upper Eighth, north of Sycamore (now Culbertson) bordering the cemetery, where he operated vineyards. He also operated a barber shop at 248 ½ Main. In 1866, the city of New Albany purchased five acres from Mr. Carter to enlarge Fairview Cemetery.
His grave was never marked until Friends of Fairview took it on as a project to honor Mr. Carter's contribution to Fairview Cemetery.
Final Headstone Design
Carter Family Unveiling the Headstone at the Dedication Nov 2, 2019
We have our eyes on several key monuments, as well as many headstones that need repair work done. We want to honor the memory of those who are represented by these stones.
The Shrader Monument
Repair of the Shrader Monument Currently in Three Pieces
The Mexican War Memorial
The Mexican War Memorial Before
The Goal is to Place the Urn Back on Top of the Mexican War Memorial