Jan. 19, 1954
Fairview, Texas, a little town located on the old
no. 9 road between Sterling City and Big Spring.
The town got its name, because you could see in from three different
directions. Fairview began or grew up in the 1910’s.
There was a
gas station and store, together, in the bend of the road that named the little
town of Fairview. The name of the
building was the “Three way Station.”
The school was
built some years later. Grandfather Bedell was one of
the many people to help build the building.
One of the first teachers there was a man named Greenwood. In later years the school moved to Garden
The travel on
the road was all the traveling from San Antonio to Big Spring because there was no other road of
Mr. Bedell was the Deputy Sheriff of Fairview around 1917. There are three graves in the cemetery, two
babies and a mom. The cemetery was in
the corner of the Pruit Hill Pasture north of the
city limits of Fairview,
owned and operated four spudding machines he used in
the oil field when it first came in. The
shop was located somewhere in Fairview.
Fairview covered all the
little hill just south of what used to be the gas station was one of the
reasons you could see the town from three different directions.
U.S. 87 was
put in and took the place of the old 9 roadways. The results, Fairview gradually decreased and now there is
nothing but old foundations left.