CEMETERY NAME:  Fairview Cemetery SCHADT NUMBER:  006


Number of Burials (approximate): 100

Dates of Activity:  1923 - present


Documentation/Publication:  The Cemeteries of Allison Township, Castanea Township, Flemington Borough and the City of Lock Haven (2008)



From the intersection of Water and Jay Streets (the courthouse in Lock Haven), travel west on Water Street for 1 mile.  Turn left at the traffic light onto Fairview Street and travel until the intersection with West Fourth Street.  Turn right onto West Fourth Street, and travel until you see North Hampton Street on your left and a large apartment-style building on your right.  Just past this street, turn right onto a road which leads back to the cemetery.

GPS Coordinates for Fairview Cemetery:

N41 08.089 W77 27.765

Landowner / Caretaker:

Fairview Cemetery

Lock Haven, PA 17745



Poor; Needs clearing of brush and small to moderate sized trees from most of cemetery, planting of grass and regular maintenance



Fairview Cemetery began as a private cemetery company, The Fairview Cemetery Company of Lock Haven.  The original directors were Siebrand DeRose, William DeRose, and Charles DeRose.  These men, together with Carl F. Sohmer, C. Peters,nd Bernice Peters, applied for articles of incorporation in Clinton County Courts in June 1923.  The cemetery was to be operated on six acres in Allison Township [now in the City of Lock Haven], and was expected to generate income less than $5000 annually for the stockholders, with 100 shares to be offered.  (Clinton County, PA Miscellaneous Book 8, page 448)

The cemetery was incorporated and established; however, it failed to prove the success originally intended by its incorporators, and a relatively small portion of the lots was sold.  Although some burials were made here, efforts to maintain the site ceased and it passed into the control of the City of Lock Haven.  The cemetery is only partially maintained, although it receives an occasional burial.