Location: Polo, Ogle, Illinois, United States
- Buffalo Township
About this Space Page
About Fairmount Cemetery
- Fairmount Cemetery Association
- 1533 IL-26, Polo, IL 61064
- (815) 946-2810
The cemetery is still in use and is well-kept.
Fairmount on the Map
GPS Coordinates (WGS84)
Websites Showing Fairmount
Entrances of Fairmount
There are 3 entrances to this cemetery from the West, off of Highway 26/52, just north of Polo, IL.
- The far south entrance enters into the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery and this connects through to Fairmount.
- The second entrance is the main entrance into what I consider the original Fairmount Cemetery. It splits into Office Drive to the right and Aplington Drive to the left.
- The third entrance enters onto Cox Drive and the newer sections of Fairmount.
Sections of Fairmount
Section 1 is a frontage section directly to the west of the cemetery office along the highway that I believe is Fairmont and not St. Mary’s
Section 2 is the closest section to the cemetery office and it is bordered by Aplington Drive on the north and Office Drive on the south. Office Drive also merges with Aplington Drive to become the main entrance to the cemetery
Section 3 is bordered by Benson Drive on the north and Aplington Drive on the south with Applington Drive leading out to the main entrance to the highway.
Section 4 is bordered by Cox Drive on the north and Benson Drive on the south
Section 5 is bordered by Seidel Drive on the North and Cox Drive on the south. Cox Drive also leads out into the highway.
1980s Indexing Project
The cemetery was Indexed by Chris Harmon and Ruth Baker in June 1986 and recorded in paper form.
In the mid 1980's, the Ogle County Genealogical Society, took on the task of walking all Ogle County cemeteries, putting them down on paper and indexing them. In the late 1990's, the Society began uploading these cemetery records to computer. These printed indexes are located in many of libraries in the county.
List of Internments
Most of these pictures were taken by Donna Baumann
The size and number of internments at this cemetery makes it too cumbersome to keep a table here on the page, so I have created a table in Google Sheets that is viewable and sortable for anyone. I am slowly creating profiles for or linking to existing profiles as I get to them.
If you would like to help with this project, please email me Donna Baumann to get editing rights to the spreadsheet and instructions.