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.

Adapted from the official Handbook of Texas, a state encyclopedia developed by the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). It is an authoritative source of trusted historical records.

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