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A few facts relating to Lincoln Cemetery
1925 – Present

Fairview Cemetery was opened to the public in late 1925 and was chartered October 22, 1926. The name was changed to Lincoln Cemetery in September 1927. At that time there were only three (3) sections developed. In 1925 there were six (6) burials. In 1926 there were sixty seven (67) burials and in 1927 eighty nine (89) services were performed. Today the Cemetery handles between seven hundred (700) to nine hundred (900) services annually.
Some of the costs from the beginning of the Lincoln Cemetery were as follows;
“GRAVE FEES – All graves fees shall be paid in advance to the Treasurer of Superintendent at the time the order is given. All graves shall be opened and closed by the employees of the Park, under the direction of the Superintendent. The charges shall be as follows
For adults……………………………………$10.00
For adult vault……………..……..……….$15.00
For children under 10 years of age ..…. $5.00”
In 1976 the Lincoln Chapel, with seating capacity of 350, was completed with a two (2) story office complex. In 1982 the lower level was renovated to add an additional space for employees.

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