Established in 1893, Fairmount Cemetery serves as a final resting place for many San Angelo area residents. Numerous historic monuments fill the site and many date back to the 1800’s. The cemetery encompasses more than 57 acres and is designated as a Texas Historic Landmark. The cemetery, rich in history, includes Buffalo Soldiers, Confederate soldiers, soldiers from World Wars I and II, the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War. Additionally, the cemetery has a memorial site for one of the Sept. 11 victims of the Pentagon attack. Many founders of the City of San Angelo, and their families, are interred at Fairmount.

 

Columbarium Prices

Fairmount Cemetery now has niches available for purchase in the new Columbarium.

The Columbarium offers a 12x12 niche that holds one or two sets of cremations for $2,400.  An 8x8 niche if used for two sets @ $1,800 or if used for one @ $1,200.  

The 12x12 size is limited to 32 units.  There are 430 niches available of the 8x8 size.

Sale of pavers to enhance cemetery

The Friends of Fairmount are selling engraved pavers in an effort to beautify the columbaria for ashen remains that is under construction at the historic cemetery.

Under the group’s Legacy Lane Enhancement Campaign, 6-by-6-inch pavers are available for $100 each, 6-by-9-inch pavers for $200 and 12-by-12-inch pavers for $500. The stones may be engraved with a name or special message.

Order forms are available at FriendsofFairmount.org. Completed forms should be mailed to Friends of Fairmount, P.O. Box 3522, San Angelo, TX 76902.

For more information, contact Mary Jane Steadman at 325-486-1510 or mjas@wcc.net.

Mission statement

Fairmount Cemetery’s primary mission is to maintain and support its 57 acres in accordance with Texas state laws governing perpetual care cemeteries. In addition, Fairmount provides services and assistance to the public and funeral homes, as well as genealogy information to interested parties. The cemetery is also responsible for keeping accurate burial, deed and related documentation.

Cemetery hours

Fairmount Cemetery is open to visitors 365 day a year. The main entrance is open daily from 7:30 a.m. to sunset. The rear exit gate is only open during funerals.
 
The cemetery office is located across the street from the main entrance at 1120 W. Avenue N.  Office hours are from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays except for designated City of San Angelo holidays.

Funerals

Funerals are generally held Mondays through Fridays, except  on holidays (MLK Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day). Funerals can be held on Saturdays from 8 a.m.-11 a.m. (graveside), Good Friday, and the day after Thanksgiving and Christmas. Overtime charges will apply on these days.

500-plus spaces available

Fairmount Cemetery has not reached full capacity. Many burial spaces are available in numerous areas of the cemetery. An archaeological project has added 546 spaces certified as open for use. These spaces are located throughout the cemetery and available in groups up to as many as 12 spaces in one lot.  

Burial space purchasing options

A. Spaces cost $2,500 each, including perpetual care.

B. Perpetual care of $500 is put in a trust account at First Financial Bank for the lifetime upkeep of the space.

C. There are two ways to purchase spaces at Fairmount Cemetery:

1.) Full payment at purchase.

2.) Or you can pay for the space or spaces on contract for one to four years. You would pay 10 percent down, and the monthly payment would depend on how many years you wanted to pay the contract off. There is a 10-percent interest on the paid principal balance per year, which figures to 0.8333 percent per month.

D. Once the space or spaces have been paid in full, you will be issued a deed that is signed by the mayor of the City of San Angelo.

E. If a death occurs while paying off space, the space must be paid for in full before the service can be held.

F. The only other charge to the cemetery is a $100 marker survey fee, which is payable at the time of the funeral if a marker has not already been placed. The veteran marker survey fee is $25. This is paid at the Cemetery office either by the family or the monument company setting the marker.