On June 7, 1875 the City of Ann Arbor adopted an ordinance taking control of the Fifth Ward Cemetery. Renamed to Fairview Cemetery during the August 1, 1898 Council meeting, the cemetery is 8.65 acres and is located at the intersection of Kellogg Street and Wright Street near the Huron River.
Fairview Cemetery also maintains the John Felix
White Gravesite, a location that recently became part of the National
Underground Railroad Network to Freedom. Visit the Network to Freedom website for more information on the life of John Felix White and his journey to
Rules and Regulations
Information about the use of the cemetery and decoration of gravesites is available on the Rules & Regulations page.
There are still well over 100 full burial sites available at Fairview Cemetery. For more information about costs and how to purchase a lot, please see the Prices & Arrangements page.
A Burial Request Form must be submitted to the Clerk's Office in-person, by phone or by email at least two business days before the time of burial. A confirmation of receipt and burial date and time will be communicated in return.
The Cemetery is divided into 26 sections, with an on-site map providing reference for visitors. For help on locating a specific burial location, please contact the City Clerk's Office.
To view a map of available plots at Fairview Cemetery, please see the Fairview Cemetery Map.