Welcome to the Town of Fairfield Cemetery
The Fairfield Cemetery was established more than 120 years ago on a five-acre parcel of land two miles east of Fairfield on Truax Road. The property was purchased for use as a cemetery in l896 by early residents, Mr. and Mrs. I.E. Bradshaw, with the first burials at the cemetery beginning in the late 1890s. The early pioneers designed a peaceful and beautiful resting place for many of the ancestors from the area and members of local families. Currently, 85 large Norway Maple trees surround the perimeter of the cemetery providing shade in the summer and a ring of autumn colors in the fall. For over 100 years visitors have been greeted at the entrance of the cemetery by beautiful antique hand-forged wrought iron gates that were restored by members of the community and Fairfield Cemetery Association. They were rededicated at a special Memorial Day Observance at the Fairfield Community Center and reset at the entrance to the Cemetery in the summer of 2011. More than 600 pioneers and residents have been interred at the Fairfield Cemetery since it opened. Among them are over thirty-five Veterans representing the various branches of the military and service in the Civil War, World Wars I and II, Vietnam and Korean Wars, and other conflicts.