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Fairview, Alabama
(Cullman County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Fairview ...

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 Fairview (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 Fairview. 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 Fairview ...

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 26 newspapers that have been published in the area around Fairview.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Fairview, there are papers which were published within 15 miles [24.1 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Fairview.

Cemeteries Near Fairview ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Fairview.

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 Fairview covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNW Fairview Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Concord Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Fairview Cemetery [Map]      
  E Mt. Vernon Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Duck Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Lawrence Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Simcoe Cemetery [Map]      
  N Canaan Cemetery [Map]      
  SE New Hope #2 Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Brooklyn Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Etha Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Lystra Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Mt. Pisgah Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Welcome Cemetery [Map]      
  W Brindley Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Oak Level Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Center Point Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Pilgrim Rest Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Baileyton Cemetery [Map]      
  W Center Grove Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Mt. Carmel Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Holly Pond Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Daniels Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  E Eidson Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Mt. Hermon Cemetery [Map]      
  N Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  N Gum Pond Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NE Hebron Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Pleasant Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Enon Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Hamby Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  W Pleasant Grove Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW East Point Cemetery [Map]      
  S Duck River Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Union Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Corinth Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Ryan Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  NNE Little Vine Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Eva Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNW Harmony Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Welti Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Union Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Pine Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Roswell Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  E New Harmony Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Union Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Mt. Carmel Cemetery [Map]      
  W Flint Creek Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Sacred Heart Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW St. Bernard Abbey Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Lawrence Cove Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Sheppard Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Rock Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Macedonia Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Rice Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Crawford Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Center Grove Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  W Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Cullman City Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Pfiel Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Mt. Hebron Cemetery [Map]      
  E Warrior Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Union Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Childers Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Turney Cemetery [Map]      
  N Blue Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Cook Cemetery [Map]      
  W Vinemont 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 Fairview in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Fairview.

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

Simcoe   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Fairview
 - Simcoe had a post office and no railroad service
Baileyton   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Fairview
 - Baileyton had a post office and no railroad service
Holly Pond   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Fairview
 - Holly Pond had a post office and no railroad service
Hulaco   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Fairview
 - Hulaco had a post office and no railroad service
Eva   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Fairview
 - Eva had a post office and no railroad service
Walter   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Fairview
 - Walter had a post office and no railroad service
Joppa   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Fairview
 - Joppa had a post office and no railroad service
Cullman   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Fairview
 - 1895 population of 1,017 people (with 15,350 people in 2015)
 - Cullman 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 Fairview. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Fairview 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.

Fairview is located in Cullman County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Cullman County: Blount, Lawrence, Marshall, Morgan, Walker & Winston.

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

Cullman     (The home county for Fairview)
      Baileyton   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      East Point   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      White City   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      West Point   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Summit   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Craig   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Nectar   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Snead   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Rosa   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Attalla   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Langston   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Trafford   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Masseyline   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Warrior   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Kimberly   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Village Springs   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Majestic   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Corner   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Crosston   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Morris   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Palmerdale   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ayres   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Clay   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Pinson   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Wren   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Athens   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Triana   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      English Village   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Madison   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Normal   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Arab   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Horton   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Eva   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Danville   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Saint Clair
      Steele   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Springville   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Argo   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Powellville   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Creel   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Burrows Crossroads   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Empire   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Sipsey   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Sumiton   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Addison   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Arley   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Houston   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These helpful 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 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 Fairview:

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 Cullman County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
DeKalb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Limestone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Cullman County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Cullman 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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Cullman County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Cullman County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Fairview. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Fairview

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fairview. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2474, Longitude: -86.6834     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Fairview 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 Fairview, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Fairview.


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