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Fairfield, Alabama
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Our Genealogical Helper for Fairfield ...

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 36 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 18 miles [29 km]<1>. 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 Red Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Watson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Hodges Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Dement Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Paff Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Moody Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Alexander Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Gibson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Gibson Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Sivley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Kitchens Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Lindsey Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Warren Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Preuit Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Lebanon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Speake Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Stephenson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Keys Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Stover Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Morris Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Milam Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Simms Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Woodard Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Aldridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Alexander Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Wilborn Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hampton Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Watkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Barnes Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Stover Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Roberts Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Wade Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Moulton Municipal Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Montgomery Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Gibson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Roberts Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Cheatham Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Old Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Arbor Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Puckett Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Johnson Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Stroup Cemetery   [Map]     
  W McDonald Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Bogar Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Simms Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Orr Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE O'Neal Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Roberts Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Robinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Raper Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Thrasher Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Clardy Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Byars Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Heflin Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Almon Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Asherbraner Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Stovall Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Napps Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Chapel Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Fuller Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Long Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  N Penny Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Penn Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Orr Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Stockton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Fennell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Trotter Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Vaughan Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S Hughes Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Gunn Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Kelly Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Rainwater Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Terry Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Old Prospect 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 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.

Oakville   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Fairfield
 - 1895 population of 46 people
 - Oakville had a post office and no railroad service
Jesseton   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Fairfield
 - Jesseton had a post office and no railroad service
Moulton   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Fairfield
 - 1895 population of 426 people (with 3,343 people in 2016)
 - Moulton had a post office and no railroad service
Neel   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Fairfield
 - Neel had a post office and no railroad service
Mountain Home   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Fairfield
 - Mountain Home had a post office and no railroad service
Hillsboro   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N) from Fairfield
 - 1895 population of 308 people (with 521 people in 2016)
 - Hillsboro had a post office and railroad service
Landersville   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) from Fairfield
 - 1895 population of 85 people
 - Landersville had a post office and no railroad service
Massey   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Fairfield
 - Massey 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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals 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.

Fairfield is located in Lawrence County.

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

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:

Lawrence     (The home county for Fairfield)
      Oakville   [Map]   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Wren   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      West Point   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Logan   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      East Point   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      White City   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Churntown   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Rogersville   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Estep - Historic   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cedar Hill   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Anderson   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Corum - Historic   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Killen   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bainbridge - Historic   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bethel   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Atlas - Historic   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Athens   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Lester   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Clifton - Historic   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Triana   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Madison   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      English Village   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Harvest   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Toney   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hackleburg   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Danville   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Nauvoo   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Burrows Crossroads   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Slicklizzard   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Camak Mills - Historic   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Powellville   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Addison   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Ashridge   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Houston   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Prebble - Historic   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Pebble   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Arley   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Slick Ford   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Giles (TN)
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Lawrence (TN)
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   N   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 like to start with 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 Lawrence County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lauderdale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Limestone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Giles County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Alabama

About Lawrence County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Fairfield. 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 Fairfield. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Fairfield) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fairfield. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4743, Longitude: -87.1931     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Fairfield 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 Fairfield, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Fairfield.