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Fairfield, Alabama
(Jackson County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Fairfield ...

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

We've added Fairfield to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Fairfield, 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 Fairfield (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 Fairfield. 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 Fairfield ...

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 24 newspapers that have been published in the area around Fairfield.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Fairfield, there are papers which were published within 12 miles [19.3 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Fairfield.

Cemeteries Near Fairfield ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Fairfield.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  E Hurt Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pauper Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNW Sanders Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Moody Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Renshaw Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Kyles Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bryant Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Elkins Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  W Brandon Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Shelton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Pinehaven Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  SE Bellefonte Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hansbrough Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Norwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Phillips Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Inglis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Middleton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Harmony Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Barbee Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Maynard Cove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Proctor Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  S Hudgins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Shipp Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Finnell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Crow Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Price Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Lovelady Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Cross Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Lewallen Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Coffey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Roach Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Rorex Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Loyds Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Dolberry Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Gold Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bynum Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Gant Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Austell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bryant Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Walker - Arnold Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
  ENE Washington Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Stogspill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Middleton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Lovelady Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Travis Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Sharp Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  N Matthews Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Cedar Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Henry Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Coffey Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Tally Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Skyline Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  W Pace Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Pinhook Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Burgess Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Tipton Cemetery   [Map]     
  S McAnelly Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Cross Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Russell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Shipp Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Allen Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Allison Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Armstrong Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sanders Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Blue Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Rosson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Woods Cove Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Chisenhall Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Coffee Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hytop Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Cross Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Helton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Matthews Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Gold Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N Knight Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Haddon Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Chaney Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Pierce Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Chaney Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Sarratt Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Cross Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Burch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Longacre Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Carr Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Latham 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 Fairfield in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Fairfield.

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

Kyles   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Fairfield
 - Kyles had a post office and no railroad service
Hollywood   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Fairfield
 - Hollywood had a post office and railroad service
Tupelo   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Fairfield
 - Tupelo had a post office and no railroad service
Bellefonte   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Fairfield
 - 1895 population of 12 people
 - Bellefonte had a post office and no railroad service
Maynard Cove   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Fairfield
 - Maynard Cove had a post office and no railroad service
Fackler   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Fairfield
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Fackler had a post office and railroad service
Mud Creek - Historic   [Map]
 - While Mud Creek was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Fairfield
 - Mud Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Wannville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Fairfield
 - Wannville 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 Fairfield. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Fairfield 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 northeast 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 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 east 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 Fairfield is historic, it would have been located within present day Jackson County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Jackson County: DeKalb, Madison, Marshall, Dade (GA), Franklin (TN) & Marion (TN).

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

Jackson     (The home county for Fairfield)
      Hollywood   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Berrys - Historic   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Fackler   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Skyline   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Cumberland Mountain Farm Colony - Historic   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Gray - Historic   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Hytop   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Pisgah   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Pleasant Groves   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Dutton   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Berry Springs - Historic   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Broomtown   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Powell   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Henagar   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Sylvania   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Ider   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Rainsville   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hammondville   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bootsville   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Pine Ridge   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      New Market   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Ryland   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Moore's Mill   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Normal   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Grant   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Chattooga (GA)
      Cloudland (GA)   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Menlo (GA)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Dade (GA)
      Stewart Town (GA)   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Rising Fawn (GA)   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Cole City (GA)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Trenton (GA)   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Wildwood (GA)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Walker (GA)
      Kensington (GA)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Chattanooga Valley (GA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Lookout Mountain (GA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Flintstone (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Rock City (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Chickamauga (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      LaFayette (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Linwood (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Coffee (TN)
      Ruthledge Ford (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Franklin (TN)
      Sal City (TN)   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Beans Creek (TN)   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Huntland (TN)   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Liberty (TN)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Cowan (TN)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Saint Marys (TN)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Winchester (TN)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Sewanee (TN)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Decherd (TN)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Greenhaw (TN)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Monteagle (TN)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Garner Ford (TN)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Estill Springs (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
Grundy (TN)
      Tracy City (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lankford Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Sartain Springs (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      White City (TN)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Pelham (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Hamilton (TN)
      Lookout Mountain (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Tiftonia (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Flintville (TN)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Corder Crossroads (TN)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Gattistown (TN)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Clarks Ferry (TN)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Park City Heights (TN)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Park City (TN)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Marion (TN)
      Orme (TN)   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Richard City (TN)   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      South Pittsburg (TN)   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      New Hope (TN)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Kimball (TN)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Jasper (TN)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Powells Crossroads (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Whitwell (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These 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 Fairfield:

These websites are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Website for the Alabama Department of Archives & History

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

These pages are specific to Jackson County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Cherokee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
DeKalb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
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     USGenWeb    
Chattooga County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dade County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walker County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coffee County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Grundy County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hamilton County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lincoln County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marion County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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About Jackson County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 Fairfield, 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 that begins in Fairfield. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Fairfield) to Point B.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fairfield. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7662, Longitude: -85.9986     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Fairfield have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Fairfield.