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Fairview, Alabama
(Morgan 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 45 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  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW Adkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Blackwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Dancy Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Burleson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Stroup Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Rather Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Decatur Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sykes Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Roselawn Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Chestnut Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Wise Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Oakview Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  SE Crow Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Crow Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Grizzard Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bishop Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Oakland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mosley Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Stockton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Napps Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Minor Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Sand Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Thach Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Center Star Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Gamble Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Garrett Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Macklin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Nebo Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Gunn Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Chapel Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Lucas Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Burning Tree Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  SE Rountree Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Ratliff Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Collier Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bibb Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pryor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Neville Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Grayson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Wimbley Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Raper Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Robinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bridgeforth Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Walnut Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Shoal Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Price Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Thatch Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Peebles Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Zeitler Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Woodsides Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Houston Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Burt Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Minor Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Lile Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Lile Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Fennell Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Fuller Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hatchett Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hunley Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NE Quarter Lot Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Jobe Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Murphy Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Elliott Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Trotter Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  N Nebo Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Roberts Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Roberts Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hartselle Memory Gardens   [Map]     
  SE Slayton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE New Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE New Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Malone Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Wright Cemetery   [Map]     
  E New Hope Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Ashford - Tate Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Blackwell - Collier Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hundley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Peck Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Thrasher Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N Tanner Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Stroup Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Reeves Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Meyer Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Troup Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Kolb Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Ragland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Anderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Binford Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Kelly Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Clardy 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.<3>

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.

Simpson   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West (W) from Fairview
 - Simpson had a post office and no railroad service
Decatur Junction   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Fairview
 - Decatur Junction had railroad service and no post office
Harris Station   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Fairview
 - Harris Station had railroad service and no post office
Priceville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Fairview
 - 1895 population of 20 people (with 3,297 people in 2016)
 - Priceville had a post office and no railroad service
Mooresville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Fairview
 - 1895 population of 143 people (with 58 people in 2016)
 - Mooresville had a post office and no railroad service
Neel   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Fairview
 - Neel had a post office and no railroad service
Greenbrier   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Fairview
 - 1895 population of 49 people
 - Greenbrier had a post office and railroad service
Hartselle   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from Fairview
 - 1895 population of 596 people (with 14,471 people in 2016)
 - Hartselle 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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals 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 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 Fairview. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Fairview:

Morgan     (The home county for Fairview)
      Decatur   [Map]   NW   Less than 2 miles
      Russell Village   [Map]   SW   Less than 2 miles
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Danville   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Summit   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      West Point   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      East Point   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Logan   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      White City   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Rogersville   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Estep - Historic   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Anderson   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cedar Hill   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bethel   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Corum - Historic   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Lexington   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Killen   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Slabtown - Historic   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Wren   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Athens   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Caro   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Estaville - Historic   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Triana   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Madison   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Harvest   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      English Village   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Toney   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Normal   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Arab   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Addison   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Houston   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Arley   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ashridge   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Pebble   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Prebble - Historic   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Slick Ford   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Giles (TN)
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Elkton (TN)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Wheelerton (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Green Field (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Lawrence (TN)
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Fall River (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Dellrose (TN)   [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 like to 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 - 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 Fairview:

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 Morgan County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lauderdale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence 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      
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
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    
Lincoln County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Morgan 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 Morgan County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that stretches from Fairview. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line 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: 34.5815, Longitude: -86.9725     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Fairview have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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:

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<3>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.