|The Cemeteries Under Brookville Lake|
|In 1974 the United States Army Corps of Engineers built an earthen dam across the East Fork of the Whitewater River, right at the edge of Brookville. The purpose of the dam was flood control and storm water management, and it created the beautiful Brookville Lake. Trouble was, it covered the town of Fairfield with hundreds of feet of water and thus buried a lot of Franklin County history. It also would have drowned 13 pioneer cemeteries, but they dug up all the graves and moved them to higher ground. Most were moved to a cemetery at the top of the valley named "New Fairfield," which is also known as "Sims-Brier." This is a list of those cemeteries.|
For composite burial list of graves that were moved, click HERE
|Click on the cameras for views of the new cemetery.|
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