Fair View Cemetery
Fair View is the most recognized cemetery in the area, for both its historic past and its rare dedication to preserving and enhancing the beautiful grounds for future generations.
This is Fair View
A Traditional Historic Cemetery
Where lives are honored
Memories made permanent
and Love continued
"Serving families since 1890 and prepared to serve multiple generations to come"
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Flags donated by the
Fair View Foundation
In 1890, when Roanoke was known as "Big Lick", a small group of leading citizens developed Fair View, one of the first privately owned cemeteries for public use in Virginia. Almost 125 years later, Fair View is the final resting place for over 20,000 persons within the 73-acre burial park, with space available for 30,000 more interments.
Throughout the grounds are interred thousands of veterans who served in the Civil War, the Spanish-American War, World Wars I and II, the Korean Conflict, and the Vietnam War. Many of Roanoke’s leading citizens, including 10 mayors and many prominent business leaders who pioneered and built the Roanoke Valley, chose Fair View as their final resting place.
In commemoration of Fair View's rare past, "A Walk Through History" museum occupies the reception area of the administration building located in the center of Fair View Cemetery. This unique collection enhances, honors and preserves the integrity of one of the oldest cemeteries in Virginia.