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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. 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.
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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.

Interactive Map: Fairview & New Hope Cemetery Viewer 
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.

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Veterans' Day Celebration, noon on Nov. 11 in Fairview Cemetery
Help us to honor all who serve and have served our country. Event will include: Singing of the National Anthem; proclamations honoring local veterans; a 21-Gun Salute & Taps; laying of a wreath at the Veterans’ Memorial.
Call for Volunteers: Work day in Mt. Memorial Cemetery is Oct. 24
from 9 am - noon. On this last work day of the year, volunteers will plant bulbs to help add some color to the cemetery in the spring. For more info email Mary Cravens at or call 816.415.2075. Read on...