Cemetery

FAIRVIEW CEMETERY


The City of Fountain owns and maintains Fairview Cemetery, which has approximately 2500 burial sites. Nearly all of these plots are owned. For information on any available plots, please contact the City Clerk at 322-2000.

The earliest burial is said to be that of a pioneer woman who died in about 1862 while her family was passing through the valley. The land was later homesteaded by Moses Imes in 1870, and when his wife Mary passed away in 1871, she was buried here on the family land. The Imes family later turned over ownership and operation of the cemetery to the City of Fountain. There are over 1,600 recorded burials, including over 100 unmarked graves in the old section of the cemetery. All of the headstones in Fairview Cemetery have been documented on the website FindaGrave.com.

The Cemetery contains many beautiful monuments and historic headstones that date to the late 19th century. Please treat these with respect. Photography is encouraged but touching can damage delicate old stones. Report any signs of vandalism to the City Clerk or Fountain Police Department. The Friends of Fountain Fairview Cemetery raises money for preservation and protection of the cemetery. For information on guided tours contact the City Clerk.

LOCATION & HOURS OF FAIRVIEW CEMETERY
Fairview Cemetery is located at 757 South Santa Fe Avenue. The hours of the cemetery are from dawn to dusk, 7 days a week. To reach the Cemetery, take I-25 to exit marker 128 and go east approximately one-quarter mile. Turn right (south) at the traffic signal, and the Cemetery is a short distance on the right (west) side of the road. When entering the grounds, please follow the 5 MPH speed limit to maintain safety for all those who visit the grounds.

FAIRVIEW GROUNDS GUIDELINES 
You may plant bedding plants on the east side of the monuments. The bed shall not be more than 12" from the base. No trees, spreading plants or shrubbery shall be planted or grown on the spaces. No bricks, rocks, scallops or fences are permitted. Artificial flowers will be allowed only when placed in urns or other containers made of durable material, excluding glass, pottery or other such fragile materials. Artificial flowers and other decorations shall be removed during the Cemetery clean-up period, which is held annually. Posting of the Cemetery clean-up will be published in the local Fountain newspaper, at the Cemetery and on the Park Department's Yearly Activity Schedule. Any permanent tribute structure such as a bench, eternity candle, or monument, you wish to place in the Cemetery must be requested in writing to our Public Works Department, located at Fountain's City Hall at 116 South Main Street, Fountain, Colorado, which is open from the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays and weekends.

​MONUMENTS ​OR MARKERS
The City of Fountain shall not be liable for any damages or injury from mowing and trimming the lawn or other maintenance practices performed during perpetual care of grave spaces. The City is not liable for vandalism or theft of monuments, markers, memorials or decorations placed on any grave sites. Monuments or markers with vases cannot exceed three-fourths (3/4) of the width of the space(s) purchased. When an existing foundation must be removed to add a new burial, the owner will be required to pay for any expenses necessary to reset the foundation and monument on the grave site. For information on location of all designated plots or plots available, please contact the City's Park Foreman at 719-322-2068.