Fairmount Cemetery (Presque Isle, Maine)
Fairmount Cemetery is an historic cemetery in Presque Isle, Aroostook County, Maine. It is the largest cemetery in northern Maine, with over 30 acres of dedicated land. It overlooks the University of Maine at Presque Isle campus in the south of the city. More than 6,000 people are interred in the cemetery, including over 700 veterans. The cemetery was established in 1864 as a burial place for area Civil War veterans and is managed by the Fairmount Cemetery Association.
|Owned by||Fairmount Cemetery Association|
|Size||30 acres (12 ha)|
|No. of graves||~6,000|
|Find a Grave||Fairmount Cemetery|
In 2009, a partnership began between the University of Maine at Presque Isle and the cemetery to create a database for historic, cultural, and social research that would be accessible via the Internet and use GPS and GIS technology. It involved at least five departments and multiple paid research assistants from the university. In 2012, upon completion of the project, a website was unveiled that produced a Web-based map of the cemetery, including detailed information on those interred.
Among those buried at Fairmount Cemetery is the painter Lucy Hayward Barker.
- Lynds, Jen (October 25, 2009). "UMPI cemetery mapping progresses". Bangor Daily News. Retrieved 23 November 2014.
- McCarthy, Kathy (March 9, 2012). "New website offers searchable info on one of oldest cemeteries in northern Maine". Presque Isle Star-Herald. Bangor Daily News. Retrieved 23 November 2014.
- Fairmount Cemetery Web site prepared by the GIS Laboratory, University of Maine at Presque Isle
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Fairmount Cemetery