Woodlawn Cemetery

Fairmont, WV

The first burial in what is now Woodlawn Cemetery was April 15,1875. Young Joseph Hamilton was found shot with his gun beside him. He was in the old sheep yard on the Elmus and Louisa Hamilton (early Marion County pioneers) property, the part of Middletown, now Fairmont, called Woodlawn today. With over 11,000 graves today, Woodlawn is the resting place of many of the people who helped make Fairmont, Marion County, West Virginia and the nation. Prominent interments include: Francis & Julia Pierpont, Thomas & Annie Fleming, Matthew M. Neely, James O. Watson, Aretas B. Fleming, Boaz Fleming and Peter Miller.

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