About the Cemetery

 

Established by local business men in 1864 and located south of Presque Isle, Aroostook County, Maine, the Fairmount Cemetery overlooks the University of Maine at Presque Isle campus. It is the largest cemetery in northern Maine and encompasses over 30 acres of beautifull rolling land. It is the home to more than 6000 burials. Of this number more than 700 were veterans dating as far back as the Civil War. Attracting thousands visitors each year, the cemetery is an important piece of Aroostook history. The cemetery is well maintained and managed by Fairmount Cemetery Association. --- by Ed Hews, President of Fairmount Cemetery Association Board of Trustees

 

"A cemetery is a history of people - a perpetual record of yesterday and a place of peace today - a cemetery exists because every life is worth loving and remembered."(Author unknown)

 

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Guided Walking Tours of Historic Fairmount Cemetery:

The tours begin at 5:30 p.m. at the Civil War Monument in Fairmount Cemetery on US Route 1 just south of the city. Parking is available across the street at the Chamber of Commerce. Tickets $5.00 each. Reservations suggested. Hear the history of the cemetery, about its Victorian influences and the stories of some of Presque Isle's interesting historical figures interred within. Dates: May 10, June 7, July 12, August 9, September 13, and October 18.