Fairview Cemetery was established in the mid 1800s and was so named because it overlooked what once were the community’s fairgrounds. The fairgrounds 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.
For example, Col. Alexander Doniphan, one of the most prominent statesmen and military leaders in American history, is buried there. The “Confederate Soldier” monument pays tribute to the fallen soldiers from Clay County.
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.