About Us

Fair Oaks Cemetery was founded on October 21, 1902, on 1/2 acre of land in Fair Oaks, CA. The cemetery facilities now cover 12 acres, and we perform approximately 200 burials each year.

The Fair Oaks Cemetery is a Public Cemetery District, providing burial for all qualifying district residents and their families. Our prices are considerably less than private cemeteries because our operating budget is subsidized by property taxes paid by district residents/property owners, yet we are able to provide most comparable services as private cemeteries.

We take great pride in our park like setting, with gently sloping hills, oak trees, and plants and shrubs. With the chirping of birds and gentle breezes, Fair Oaks Cemetery provides a serene and calm atmosphere for visiting loved ones in their final place of rest.

Office hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday thru Friday. You are always welcome to come by and look around, and we are available to answer your questions concerning burial needs, either pre-need, or "at need".

This is an endowment care interment cemetery.

We are proud members of the California Association of Public Cemeteries and the Public Cemetery Alliance.

Our History

In 1902 a group of interested local citizens banded together to form The Fair Oaks Cemetery Association. The group purchased two and a half acres at Olive and New York Avenues for $250.00 for a community burial ground. The Cemetery Association was incorporated November 3, 1903.

In 1926, a large majority of citizens petitioned the county for a taxing district. Thus the Fair Oaks Cemetery District was formed August 28, 1926 as a Public Cemetery, by resolution of the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors.

Two of the earliest burials at the Fair Oaks Cemetery are Lillian Maude Shelton and Nellie Williams, who both died in 1898. The first "official" burial was that of Mrs. Sarah Vail in 1903.

Of the many veterans buried in the Fair Oaks Cemetery, there are about a dozen who saw service in the Civil War.

Fair Oaks Cemetery Office