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FAIRVIEW, TEXAS (Franklin County). Fairview is on Farm Road 71 in northwestern Franklin County. According to a count taken in 1972, a cemetery at the site comprises some 300 graves; the earliest marked one dates from 1881. By 1896 the settlement had a one-room, one-teacher school that served thirty-eight students. During the 1930s the community had a few widely scattered houses and a school, church, and store. By 1985 a church, a cemetery, and a few widely scattered houses remained at the site.


Billy Hicks and Doris Meek, comps., Historical Records of Franklin County, Texas (Mount Vernon, Texas: Franklin County Historical Survey Committee, 1972).

Cecil Harper, Jr.


The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

Cecil Harper, Jr., "FAIRVIEW, TX (FRANKLIN COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 29, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

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