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Our Genealogical Helper for Fairlawn ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Fairlawn (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us insight while doing our genealogical research.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Fairlawn. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

It's still very early in our research, but as we gather more information it will be added to this page.

Newspapers Published in Fairlawn ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 48 newspapers that have been published in the area around Fairlawn.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Fairlawn, there are papers which were published within 5 miles [8 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Fairlawn.

Cemeteries Near Fairlawn ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Fairlawn.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you click on the [Map] that follows each cemetery's name, a new browser window will open with a Google map showing a satellite view of the area where the cemetery is located. We have tried to place the cemetery in the center of the map, but we're still working on our data and the map might not not be centered properly. If you don't see the cemetery right away, try zooming-in. Usually, but not always, you can see the outline of the cemetery and some of the headstones.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Fairlawn covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW Beautiful Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE West Highland Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ESE Pine Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
  E Greenwood Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Williamson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Rices Hill Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNW Jennings Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  E Evergreen Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Stone Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Dodd Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Liberty Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Flatwoods Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Cedar Oak Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE The Old Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Robertson Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Sunset Memorial Garden [Map]      
  NNE Shirley Cemetery [Map]      
  W Spring Hill Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SE Taylorville Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Memory Hill Gardens [Map]      
  E Alberta Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Beulah Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Taylor Cemetery [Map]      
  N Chapel Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Big Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Coker Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Winn Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Robertson Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Dry Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Zion Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Jerusalem Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Shake Rag Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Darden Cemetery [Map]      
  NW AME Church Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Old Liberty Cemetery [Map]      
  N Sand Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  W Geer Cemetery [Map]      
  W Union Grove Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNW Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Watkins Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Little Sandy Cemetery [Map]      
  E Hopewell Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Holt Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Guy Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Guy Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Cornelius Chapel #2 Cemetery [Map]      
  W Parker Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Hawthorne Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Grants Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Gilgal Cemetery [Map]      
  E Tuscaloosa Memorial Park [Map]      
  ENE Chambers Cemetery [Map]      
  N Popular Spring Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Carrolls Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Cornelius Chapel #1 Cemetery [Map]      
  W Pate Cemetery [Map]      
  W Caledonia Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Romulus Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW New Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Holly Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Foster Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Beale Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Foster Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Big Sandy Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Oak Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Center Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Pool Cemetery [Map]      
  N Oak Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Sylvan Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Jones - Townsend Cemetery [Map]      
  S Hulls Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Center Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Big Sandy Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Friendship Cemetery [Map]      
  E Cottondale Nature Garden Cemetery [Map]      
  E Garners Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Boyd Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Macedonia Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Bethany Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Mt. Nebo Cemetery [Map]      
  N Bone Camp Cemetery [Map]      


       

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<2>

While we didn't find Fairlawn in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Fairlawn.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Fairlawn, with the one closest to Fairlawn listed first.

University   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Fairlawn
 - University had a post office and no railroad service
 
Northport   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Fairlawn
 - 1895 population of 413 people (with 24,772 people in 2015)
 - Northport had a post office and no railroad service
 
Tuscaloosa   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Fairlawn
 - 1895 population of 4,215 people (with 98,332 people in 2015)
 - Tuscaloosa had a post office and railroad service
 
Coker   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Fairlawn
 - Coker had a post office and no railroad service
 
Englewood   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Fairlawn
 - Englewood had railroad service and no post office
 
Romulus   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Fairlawn
 - Romulus had a post office and no railroad service
 
Foster's   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Fairlawn
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Foster's had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cottondale   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Fairlawn
 - 1895 population of 420 people
 - Cottondale had a post office and railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Fairlawn. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Fairlawn in the 1890's.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the south contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Fairlawn is located in Tuscaloosa County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Tuscaloosa County: Bibb, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Jefferson & Pickens.

Below are the counties that are near Fairlawn. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Fairlawn:

  DirectionDistance
Tuscaloosa     (The home county for Fairlawn)
      Ingleside Village   [Map]   E   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Sahama Village   [Map]   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Northport   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Tuscaloosa   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Coker   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Alberta City   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Wood Village   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Holt   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Lake Front Village   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Foster's   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Cottondale   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Buhl   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
 
Bibb
      Egypt - Historic   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      North Bibb   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Fikestown - Historic   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Burmah - Historic   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Green Pond   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      West Blocton   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Woodstock   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Blocton - Historic   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bucktown - Historic   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Corinne - Historic   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Italian Town   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Brent   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
 
Fayette
      Bankston   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Berry   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Rossland City   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Fayette   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Belk   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Greene
      Knoxville   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Union   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Clinton   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Eutaw   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      West Greene   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Boligee   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Forkland   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Hale
      Moundville   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Oak Village   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Akron   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Sawyerville   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Greensboro   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Jefferson
      Kimbrell   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      North Johns   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Adger   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      McCalla   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bullard Shoals - Historic   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Rock Creek   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hueytown   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bessemer   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Concord   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Greenwood   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Industrial City   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Lamar
      Kennedy   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Millport   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Pickens
      Gordo   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Reform   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Carrollton   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Aliceville   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      McMullen   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Beaver Town   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      McShan   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ethelsville   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Macedonia   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Pickensville   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Stafford   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Memphis   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Shelby
      Sawmill Town   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Walker
      Patton Junction - Historic   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Corona   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Patton   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Oakman   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Goodsprings   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Fairlawn, see our County-by-County Page for Fairlawn.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although it should be mentioned that they might link to other websites which do charge.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Fairlawn:

These websites are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     USGenWeb     Genealogy Trails    

Website for the Alabama Department of Archives & History

Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives for Alabama to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Tuscaloosa County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Bibb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Greene County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lamar County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Pickens County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Tuscaloosa County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Tuscaloosa County

Of Special Interest ...

The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.

Disaster Stories from Alabama
 
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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Fairlawn. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Tuscaloosa County: www.co.tuscaloosa.al.us/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that begins in Fairlawn. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Fairlawn) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fairlawn. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1979, Longitude: -87.6108     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Fairlawn have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Fairlawn, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Fairlawn.



 
 
 

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