Fairview Cemetery (Van Buren, Arkansas)
View of Confederate graves in the cemetery
|Location||Bounded by AR 59, McKibben Ave. & Poplar St., Van Buren, Arkansas|
|Area||10 acres (4.0 ha)|
|NRHP reference #||05000489|
|Added to NRHP||June 1, 2005|
Fairview Cemetery, also known as the Van Buren Cemetery, is a historic cemetery on the east side of Arkansas Highway 59 in Van Buren, Arkansas. The 10-acre (4.0 ha) cemetery's oldest graves date to 1816, the period of the region's settlement, and include some of Van Buren's first settlers. First established as an informal private burial ground, it was given to the city by John Drennen in 1846.
In 1861 a section in the eastern portion of the cemetery was set aside for burials related to the American Civil War; this section contains 442 known graves of Confederate Army soldiers and eight of Union Army soldiers.
The Confederate portion of the cemetery was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1996 for its association with the war and commemorative organizations, and the entire cemetery was listed in 2005 for its relevance to the history of area.
- National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
- "NRHP nomination for Fairview Cemetery, Confederate Section" (PDF). Arkansas Preservation. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-04-02. Retrieved 2015-04-01.
- "NRHP nomination for Fairview Cemetery" (PDF). Arkansas Preservation. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-04-02. Retrieved 2015-04-01.
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