(Unless otherwise noted, photographs throughout the site were taken by Gena Wagaman and Nancy Toothman)
"The Hill" in Section 1
Cemetery Tour and Ice Cream Social held each year in conjunction with the Marion Co. Historical Society monthly meeting. Caretaker's Office. Come see us again next August. Date TBA.
Julia Pierpont Day is always celebrated on Memorial Day weekend. Mrs. Pierpont is credited with instituting the original Decoration Day, later Memorial Day. More...
Woodlawn Cemetery, a serene, park-like expanse, is the final resting place of many of our loved ones and as well as many others who are historically significant to Fairmont, WV and the nation. We invite you to browse your way through this website. You can learn more about the Woodlawn's history and some of the prominent people interred here, you can see varied interesting and artistic monuments and you will notice how the styles change over time, you can research your own family, or you can just enjoy the natural splendor of this tranquil setting. We are proud that Woodlawn Cemetery is now on the National Register of Historic Places. Do please join us as we strive to maintain the grounds, buildings and history of this important memorial park.
Times change and expenses increase, and the original trust is no longer sufficient to maintain the grounds and is far short of what is necessary to do needed restoration. We truly need your help.
If West Virginia is "almost heaven," then our Historic Woodlawn Cemetery wonderfully serves as a fitting resting place for those sons and daughters, parents and grandparents, as well as others we have loved, admired and respected. Let us work together to preserve this beautiful site.
Mary Jo Thomas