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 of visitors from local and far away 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

 

This website is created and maintained by the GIS Laboratory of the University of Maine at Presque Isle. The GIS Laboratory, led by Dr. Chunzeng Wang, also performs annual update to the cemetery GIS database and this website (normally in June or July).

 

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

 

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Guided Walking Tour of the Historic Fairmount Cemetery on September 11, 2020:

The Presque Isle Historical Society will offer a guided walking tour of historic Fairmount Cemetery on Friday, Sept. 11 at 5:30 p.m. at the Civil War Monument in Fairmount Cemetery on US Route 1 just south of the city proper. Parking is available across the street at the Chamber of Commerce. Tickets are $5 each and reservations are 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. Wear comfortable shoes as there are a lot of hills! Please wear a face mask and maintain 6-foot social distance. To make a reservation, call (207) 762-1151 or email pihistoricalsociety@hotmail.com. For updated tour information, please check the Presque Isle Historical Society website: http://www.pihistory.org/index.htm or email: pihistoricalsociety@hotmail.com.