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Our Genealogical Helper for Riverview ...

So far, we have found very little information about Riverview. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Riverview to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Riverview, please Contact Us.




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 Riverview (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 Riverview. 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 Riverview ...

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 46 newspapers that have been published in the area around Riverview.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Riverview, there are papers which were published within 13 miles [20.9 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Riverview.

Cemeteries Near Riverview ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Riverview.

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  E Burt Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Peck Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Jobe Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Murphy Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Elliott Cemetery [Map]      
  S Minor Cemetery [Map]      
  S Lile Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Neville Cemetery [Map]      
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Lile Cemetery [Map]      
  S Wimbley Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Grayson Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Nebo Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Baker Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Baker Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNW Cox Cemetery [Map]      
  N Benford Cemetery [Map]      
  N Binford Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Hatchett Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Flower Hill Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Kelly Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Trotter Cemetery [Map]      
  S Fennell Cemetery [Map]      
  S Morris Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Gunn Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Mosley Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Lucas Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Bridgeforth Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Malone Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Bethlehem Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Davis Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Clardy Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Bobo Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Davis Cemetery [Map]      
  W Elliott Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  N Mason Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Fuller Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Sykes Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Decatur Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Proctor Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Locklayer Cemetery [Map]      
  W Ennix Cemetery [Map]      
  W McBride Cemetery [Map]      
  W Reynolds Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Rainwater Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Penny Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Clardy Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Thrasher Cemetery [Map]      
  S Stockton Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Wallace Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Crow Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Dancy Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Roselawn Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  E Macklin Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Stewart Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Nebo Church Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Round Island Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Cramer Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Shackelford Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Foster - Davis Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Barclay Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Graves Cemetery [Map]      
  W Cottingham Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Vaughan Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Burleson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Ripley Cemetery [Map]      
  E Oakland Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Gordon Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Sunny Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  N Riddle Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Porter Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Swoope Cemetery [Map]      
  W Hacklin Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N Poplar Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  S Raper Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Poplar Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  S Chapel Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Chestnut Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Stroup Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Mitchell Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Adkins Cemetery [Map]      
  E Garrett Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Pryor Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Tanner Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Burrell Cemetery [Map]      
  N Farrow Cemetery [Map]      
  N Yarbrough Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Newman Cemetery [Map]      
  W Brides Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  W Swoope Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Morris Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  S Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  S Robinson Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Napps Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Rather Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Hardy Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Blackwell Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Morris Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Turner Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Limestone Cemetery [Map]      
  N Valley View Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Early Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Jones Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Pointer Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Swoope Cemetery [Map]      
  W Wheeler Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  W Wheeler Cemetery [Map]      
  S Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Brooks Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Grizzard Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Wise Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Oakview Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  E Gamble Cemetery [Map]      
  E Houston Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Hudson Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Johnson Cemetery [Map]      
  NE West Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE McKinney Cemetery [Map]      
  W Owens 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.

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

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

Hillsboro   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Riverview
 - 1895 population of 308 people (with 519 people in 2015)
 - Hillsboro had a post office and railroad service
 
Simpson   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Riverview
 - Simpson had a post office and no railroad service
 
Decatur Junction   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Riverview
 - Decatur Junction had railroad service and no post office
 
Harris Station   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Riverview
 - Harris Station had railroad service and no post office
 
Ripley   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Riverview
 - Ripley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Decatur   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Riverview
 - 1895 population of 2,765 people (with 55,437 people in 2015)
 - Decatur had a post office and railroad service
 
Poplar Creek   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Riverview
 - Poplar Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Blackburn   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Riverview
 - Blackburn had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mountain Home   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Riverview
 - Mountain Home 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 Riverview. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Riverview 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 northwest 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 north.

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 north 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Riverview is historic, it would have been located within present day Morgan County.

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

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

  DirectionDistance
Morgan     (The home county for Riverview)
      Trinity   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Danville   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
 
Colbert
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Cullman
      West Point   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Logan   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      East Point   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Franklin
      Russellville   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Lauderdale
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Rogersville   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Estep - Historic   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Anderson   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Cedar Hill   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Corum - Historic   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Bethel   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Lexington   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Killen   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Atlas - Historic   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
 
Lawrence
      Hillsboro   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Wren   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
 
Limestone
      Harris Station   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Athens   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Clifton - Historic   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Lester   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
 
Madison
      Madison   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Triana   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Harvest   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Toney   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      English Village   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Normal   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Meridianville   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
Marshall
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Arab   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Winston
      Grayson   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Addison   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Houston   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Arley   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Giles (TN)
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Elkton (TN)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Green Field (TN)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Wheelerton (TN)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Aymett Town (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Gordon (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Pulaski (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Powell Chapel (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Lawrence (TN)
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Fall River (TN)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Loretto (TN)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Iron City (TN)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      New Prospect (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Lincoln (TN)
      Dellrose (TN)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Pearl City (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start 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 Riverview:

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 Morgan County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Franklin 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    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Giles County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lawrence County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lincoln County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Morgan County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Morgan 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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The official website for Morgan County: www.co.morgan.al.us/

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Footnotes ...

<1>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 Riverview, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance beginning in Riverview. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Riverview) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Riverview. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6548, Longitude: -87.0875     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Riverview have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Riverview.



 
 
 

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