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Fairview Cemetery and Chapel in Tuxedo, Texas

Fairview Cemetery and Church in Tuxedo, Texas was founded in 1890 when John Page Free was buried in December 1890. There are over a 1000 interments with a few being laid to rest in the last fifteen years.

Currently the cemetery and church is maintained by the Fairview Cemetery Association. The association has an annual meeting each year and recently held their 124th a few years ago.

The Location of the Fairview Church and Cemetery in Tuxedo, Texas

The church and cemetery is located between Anson, Texas and Tuxedo, Texas. Its two Miles South of Tuxedo, Jones Co., TX. on a small paved road at FM-1661 and CR-146.

The Condition of the Fairview Church and Cemetery in Tuxedo, Texas

During my week in West Texas,  one of my stops was the Fairview Church and Cemetery in Tuxedo, Texas. When I stopped at the cemetery it was my first time seeing a cemetery without grass covering the graves. The entire cemetery, church, and land around the church was surround with red Texas dire. I didn’t spend much time exploring the graves since it had just finished raining. And the more you walk in the red mud, the more it sticks to your boots making it almost impossible to walk.

As for the chapel itself, its being maintained. The exterior needs a little paint. The interior is simple and dusty.

I couldn’t find much information about the church and cemetery. If anyone has more information and history of the old church, please contact me through our contact form, Facebook page or comment section below.  I would like to add more information and images to the article.


Note: This article was originally posted on my personal blog in July 11, 2015 and the visit/photos of the cemetery and chapel in November 2014.

About the Images

The images were shot by hand in the middle of the afternoon between the storms with my Sony Nex-3N and a Sony SEL16F28 16mm f/2.8. I then edited the image in Adobe Lightroom. Next, I post processed with Topaz Clarity to add texture, brighten, and bring out the details in the image. Then I removed the dust spots. Finally, I used Topaz DeNoise to remove the noise from the image.

Melissa Olson
January 13th, 2017 at 8:52 am

My grandparents are buried here

January 14th, 2017 at 12:40 am

we lived right across California creek from the church all the men from around the community would come and hoe the weeds and build up the graves and my mom and me and the brothers would clean the inside of the church eventually my dad and brother, and and uncle died there on the farm and we moved away my dad worked for bill Pritchard all his life almost.

Carla West
January 14th, 2017 at 9:09 am

Joann Pritchard from Tuxedo/Stamford will have lots of info. My grandparents and aunts and uncles, etc are buried there, the Koonce family and Rutherfords. When my mom was alive we went to the Tuxedo reunion and cemetery working every May.

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