Fairmount Cemetery is located between the the lanes of divided Highway #16 and
Range Road 220 in Strathcona County.
Fairmount Cemetery is owned by The United Church of Canada, and is under the care of Ardrossan United Church, Trustees.
The land where the cemetery is located was homesteaded by Mr. Fred Higley. In 1900, he donated “his hill” as the site for a Methodist Church and a Cemetery. The first burials took place in the fall of 1903. The name suggested for the church and cemetery was “Fairmount”. The land donated totaled ¾ of an acre. A further acre was purchased in the early 1950”s. One of the early burials is that of a Canadian soldier, Fred R. Ross who died in World War I.
In 1979, cement was poured for permanent gate posts, and the rock facing, along with crosses was completed in 1980. Black granite plaques were mounted on each post. One to honour the pioneers and the other with the name of the cemetery. A wrought iron gate was installed to finish off the frontal area.
The cemetery has continuously been cared for by a committee of church and community volunteers.