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Fairview, Alabama
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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 38 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 18 miles [29 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  
  SSE Robinson Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Jonesboro Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Franklin Memory Gardens [Map]      
  ESE Ramsey Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Burnt Church Cemetery [Map]      
  S Devaney Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Hyde Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Tharp Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Jones Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Knights of Pythias Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Luketown Cemetery [Map]      
  S Old Town Cemetery [Map]      
  S Sadler Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Kirkland Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Gravel Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Osborn Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Henson Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Willis Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Friendship Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Mt. Nebo Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Malone Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Sparks Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Hester Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  S Wilson - Nooe Cemetery [Map]      
  S Jones Cemetery [Map]      
  S Orman Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Kirk Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Sargent Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Number 6 Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Bobo Cemetery [Map]      
  E Bethlehem Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Isbell Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  N Gadd Cemetery [Map]      
  N County Farm Cemetery [Map]      
  N Underwood Cemetery [Map]      
  N Mitchell Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSE Harris Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Holland Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Drake Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Tharptown Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Pennington Cemetery [Map]      
  N Huff Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Young Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW New Bethel Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  W Jones Cemetery [Map]      
  W Frankfort Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  N Byrd Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Graham Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Keelen Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Old Robinson Cemetery [Map]      
  E Aycock Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Ligon Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Old Mt. Moriah Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Henson Cemetery [Map]      
  N Richardson Cemetery [Map]      
  W Shady Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  W Taylor Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Welch Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Hamilton Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Steadham Cemetery [Map]      
  S Allen Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Counts Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Sibley Cemetery [Map]      
  E Bob Saint Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Ligon Cemetery [Map]      
  N Community Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW New Belgreen Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Old Belgreen Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Walden Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Pounders Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Allen - McRight Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW McWright Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Sibley Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Rea Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Cherry Hill Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Sylvester Cemetery [Map]      
  E Bethsaida Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Gunn Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Basden Cemetery [Map]      
  W Bolton Cemetery [Map]      
  N Donley Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Ezzell Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Greenhill Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Greenhill - Ezzell Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Sherrod Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Pride Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Blue Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Gargis Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Jenkins Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Ricks Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Bickley Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Morning Star Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Colbert County Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  NW Keeton Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Rutland Cemetery [Map]      
  N Guy Cemetery [Map]      
  W Pleasant Grove 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.

Russellville   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) from Fairview
 - 1895 population of 920 people (with 9,847 people in 2015)
 - Russellville had a post office and railroad service
Littleville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Fairview
 - Littleville had a post office and railroad service
Waco   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Fairview
 - 1895 population of 86 people
 - Waco had a post office and no railroad service
Frankfort   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Fairview
 - 1895 population of 59 people
 - Frankfort had a post office and no railroad service
Rockwood   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Fairview
 - Rockwood had a post office and no railroad service
Isbell   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Fairview
 - Isbell had a post office and no railroad service
Hunter - Historic   [Map]
 - While Hunter was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Fairview
 - Hunter had a post office and no railroad service
Belgreen   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Fairview
 - 1895 population of 136 people
 - Belgreen had a post office and no 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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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 Franklin County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Franklin County: Colbert, Lawrence, Marion, Winston, Itawamba (MS) & Tishomingo (MS).

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:

Franklin     (The home county for Fairview)
      Russellville   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Burntout   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Hodges   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Vina   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Red Bay   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Gatesville - Historic   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Denton - Historic   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Canaan - Historic   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Green Tree - Historic   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Cypress Creek   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Florence   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Bainbridge - Historic   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      McGee Town   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Saint Florian   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Killen   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Arnot   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Cloverdale   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Wren   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Hackleburg   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Hamilton   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Weston   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Brilliant   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Twin   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Danville   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Houston   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Addison   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Itawamba (MS)
      Oakland (MS)   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Tremont (MS)   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Tishomingo (MS)
      Golden (MS)   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Belmont (MS)   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Tishomingo (MS)   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Paden (MS)   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Iuka (MS)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Burnsville (MS)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Lawrence (TN)
      Iron City (TN)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Loretto (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Wayne (TN)
      Corning (TN) - Historic   [Map]   N   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 websites either offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - you should note 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 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 Franklin County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lauderdale 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    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Itawamba County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tishomingo County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lawrence County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Wayne County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Franklin 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 State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that starts in 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.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fairview. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5609, Longitude: -87.7289     [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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