Fairview & New Hope Cemeteries History

Fairview Cemetery was established in the mid 1800s and was so named because it overlooked what once were the community’s fairgrounds. Those fairgrounds were acquired by the City in 1901 and eventually became New Hope Cemetery.

Fairview is marked by a majestic stone arch at its entrance. The cemetery resonates with the history of the community from the early days of Liberty to today.  If those who are interred in Fairview / New Hope cemeteries could talk, they could offer stories of business successes, intrigue, violence, failures and heroism. 

Col. Alexander Doniphan, one of the most prominent statesmen and military leaders in American history, is buried here. Want to learn more? Download this self guided walking tour about Alexander Doniphan. 

Find a Grave: Fairview and New Hope Cemetery Viewer (Interactive Map)

The City of Liberty’s GIS division has developed an online, interactive map that allows website visitors to search for deceased by last name or by year of death within both the Fairview and New Hope Cemeteries. Or zoom in and hover over any headstone to view the name of the deceased as well as zoom into a location and print a location map. This map is updated on a monthly basis.