Cherryvale’s three cemeteries and two rural cemeteries abound with local history and genealogy information.
1869 Fairview Cemetery, Northeast of town on Olive Street.
P.C. Bowen set aside 10-acres of his farm for a cemetery. The exact date is uncertain, however, the oldest marked grave is dated 1869. Frank Bellamy, author of the Pledge of Allegiance and a veteran of the Spanish American War is buried in Fairview Cemetery, marked with a veteran’s tombstone and American flag.
Circa 1888 St. Francis Xavier Cemetery, Located west of town on County Road 5300.
This four acre plot is enclosed by a Victorian iron fence with a central impressive sculpture of the Crucifixion. One is impressed by its quiet peacefulness. The oldest dated gravestone is dated July 26, 1888.