Decorative Element Above Abbey Entrance
Above: Decorative Element above the Abbey Entrance

"Founded in 1820 by Boaz Fleming, Fairmont, West Virginia is located midway between Morgantown and Clarksburg. It is the seat of Marion County, which was formed in 1842 from Harrison and Monongalia Countie. During its heyday in the early 20th century, Fairmont was home to 100 millionaires who prospered in the town largely because of the coal fields, which were connected to the Eastern Seaboard markets by the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. Today Fairmont is undergoing a renaisasnace and looks forward to continued growth while retaining its unique history.

"Woodlawn is Not Abandoned" Times WestVirginian, June 29

"Looking Back: Author Focuses on Fairmont Cemeteries" Times WestVirginian, pt1, pt2

"Hanging in Limbo"
Times WestVirginian,
6/22/08, pt1, pt2

"Make a Difference Day" Times WestVirginian,

"Cultural Museum of Our Community" Times WestVirginian, June 8

"Goal: Ship-Shape by
July 4"
Times WestVirginian, June 3


Fairmont Cemeteries by Gena. D. Wagaman


Additional Resources

Stories in Stone: A Field Guide to Cemetery Symbolism and Iconography. by Douglas Keister, 2004

The American Resting Place: Four hundred years
of History through our Cemeteries and Burial Grounds. by Marilyn Yalom, 2008

Stories Told in Stone: Cemetery Iconograpy) A Manual for Genealogy Research. by Gaylord
Cooper, 2009

Now and Long Ago: A History of the Marion County Area. by Glenn D. Lough, 1969

Fort Prickett Frontier and Marion County. by Walter L. Balderson, 1977

Images of America: Fairmont Cemeteries by Gena D. Wagaman. Arcadia Publixhing Company, 2007

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