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Fairview, Alabama
(Pickens 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 22 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 16 miles [25.7 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  
  E Crossroads Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hannah Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Hargrove Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Sand Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Gordo City Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Doublebranches Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Sand Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Freeman Cemetery   [Map]     
  N New Doublebranches Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  W Fellowship Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Greenhill Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  WSW Greenhill Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  E Sardis Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Linebarge Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mt. Pleasant Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Dunns Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Old Dunn Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Browns Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Thrasher Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Arbor Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Elmore Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Wilburn Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Winn Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pleasant Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Big Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNW Marvin Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Center Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Corinth Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Moores Bridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Old Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  W Graham Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  W Old Sardis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Holly Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Glen Echo Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Dennis Springer Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Tabernacle Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE McGee Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mayfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Unity Grove Upper Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Unity Grove Lower Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Unity Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Poplar Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Old Trinity Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Salem Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Flatwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Backbone Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Springer Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Old Bethany Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Tabor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hamilton Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Arbor Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW New Wesley Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. Nebo Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bethany Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bethabara Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Traweek Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Chapel Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Ashcraft Corner Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Liberty 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.

Lubbub   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Fairview
 - 1895 population of 33 people
 - Lubbub had a post office and no railroad service
Gordo   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Fairview
 - 1895 population of 106 people (with 1,672 people in 2016)
 - Gordo had a post office and no railroad service
Bell   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Fairview
 - Bell had a post office and no railroad service
Moore's Bridge   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Fairview
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Moore's Bridge had a post office and no railroad service
Reform   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Fairview
 - 1895 population of 28 people (with 1,616 people in 2016)
 - Reform had a post office and no railroad service
Palmetto   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Fairview
 - Palmetto had a post office and no railroad service
Coal Fire   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) from Fairview
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Coal Fire had a post office and no railroad service
Newtonville   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Fairview
 - 1895 population of 40 people
 - Newtonville 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and 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.

Fairview is located in Pickens County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Pickens County: Fayette, Greene, Lamar, Sumter, Tuscaloosa, Lowndes (MS) & Noxubee (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:

Pickens     (The home county for Fairview)
      Gordo   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Reform   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Carrollton   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      McShan   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Ethelsville   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Macedonia   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Stafford   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Beaver Town   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Aliceville   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      McMullen   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Pickensville   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Memphis   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Belk   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Rossland City   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Fayette   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Bankston   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Berry   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Kirkland   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bluff   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bazemore   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Glen Allen   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Union   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Knoxville   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Clinton   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      West Greene   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Eutaw   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Moundville   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Oak Village   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Akron   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Phipps - Historic   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Kennedy   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Millport   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Hightogy   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Vernon   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Sulligent   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Beaverton   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Gu-Win   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Guin   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Panola   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Echola   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Elrod   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Buhl   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Coker   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Samantha   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Northport   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Lake Front Village   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Foster's   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Ingleside Village   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Tuscaloosa   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Wood Village   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Sahama Village   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Alberta City   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Patton Junction - Historic   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Corona   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Patton   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Oakman   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Eldridge   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Kansas   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Townley   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lowndes (MS)
      New Hope (MS)   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Columbus (MS)   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Caledonia (MS)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bent Oak (MS)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Monroe (MS)
      Gattman (MS)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 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 first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These helpful 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 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 Pickens County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Greene County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Lamar County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Sumter County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tuscaloosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lowndes County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Communities in Alabama

About Pickens 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: www.alabama.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting 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: 33.3787, Longitude: -87.8856     [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: findagrave.com.

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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.