Fairview Cemetery and Church in Tuxedo, Texas was founded in 1890 when John Page Free was buried in December 1890. There are over a 1000 interments with a few being laid to rest in the last fifteen years.
Currently the cemetery and church is maintained by the Fairview Cemetery Association. The association has an annual meeting each year and recently held their 124th meeting last year.
The Location of the Fairview Church and Cemetery in Tuxedo, Texas
The Condition of the Fairview Church and Cemetery in Tuxedo, Texas
During my week in West Texas, one of my stops was the Fairview Church and Cemetery in Tuxedo, Texas. When I stopped at the cemetery it was my first time seeing a cemetery without grass covering the graves. The entire cemetery and and surrounding land around the church had the West Texas red dirt covering everything. I didn’t spend much time exploring the graves since it had just finished raining and it was about start up again. Plus, the more you walk in the red mud, the more it sticks to your boots making almost impossible to walk.
As for the church itself, its being maintained. The exterior needs a little paint. The interior is simple and dusty.
I couldn’t find much information about the church and cemetery. If anyone has more information and history of the old church, please contact me. I would like to add to the article.
About the Images
The images were shot by hand in the middle of the afternoon between the storms with my Sony Nex-3N and a Sony SEL16F28 16mm f/2.8. I then edited the image in Adobe Lightroom. Next, I post processed with Topaz Clarity to add texture, brighten, and bring out the details in the image. Then I removed the dust spots. Finally, I used Topaz DeNoise to remove the noise from the image.