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Fairview, Alabama
(Saint Clair 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 25 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  
  E Box Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  E Garden of Memories Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ESE Morning Star Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  N Bethany Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Popes Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Old Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Wester Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Broken Arrow Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Harkeys Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Garden of Memories Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW St. Clair Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  NW Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Karr Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Refuge Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Green Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  E Ragan Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Oak Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Seddon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Choate Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Pattons Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Creswell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Ten Island Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Heald Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Reeves Grove 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Fairview had a population of 86 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service.

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

Ragland   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) from Fairview
 - 1895 population of 513 people (with 1,697 people in 2016)
 - Ragland had a post office and railroad service
Coal City   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Fairview
 - Coal City had a post office and railroad service
Macon   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Fairview
 - Macon had a post office and no railroad service
Ashville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Fairview
 - 1895 population of 315 people (with 2,275 people in 2016)
 - Ashville had a post office and no railroad service
Riverside   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Fairview
 - Riverside had a post office and railroad service
Bruner - Historic   [Map]
 - While Bruner was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Fairview
 - Bruner had a post office and no railroad service
Whitney   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Fairview
 - 1895 population of 37 people
 - Whitney had a post office and railroad service
Seddon   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from Fairview
 - 1895 population of 377 people
 - Seddon 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 Saint Clair County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Saint Clair County: Blount, Calhoun, Etowah, Jefferson, Shelby & Talladega.

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:

Saint Clair     (The home county for Fairview)
      Ragland   [Map]   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Wattsville   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Coal City   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Riverside   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Avondale Village   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Pell City   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Glen City   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Steele   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Cropwell   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Straight Mountain   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Highland Lake   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Oneonta   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Allgood   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Remlap   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Rosa   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Deavers   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Fridays Crossing   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Dale - Historic   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Locust Fork   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bruner - Historic   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Boozer - Historic   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Ohatchee   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Cochran Springs   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Blue Eye - Historic   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Beasley - Historic   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Chigger Ridge - Historic   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Eastaboga   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Clark - Historic   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Bera - Historic   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Bynum   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Oak Level   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Coloma - Historic   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Spring Garden   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Elder   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Delta   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Barfield   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ashland   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Lineville   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Abel   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hollis Crossroads   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Heflin   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      White City   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Baltimore - Historic   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Brannon Springs - Historic   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Southside   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Pilgrims Rest   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Attalla   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Rainbow City   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Cobb City   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Bennettsville - Historic   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Alabama City   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Ayres   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Breakstone Village   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      East Trussville - Historic   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Trussville   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Cahaba Village   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Clay   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Leeds   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Village Springs   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Lola City   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Scott City   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Grayson Valley   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Palmerdale   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cedar Grove - Historic   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bartlett - Historic   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Horton   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Dunnavant   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Sterrett   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Vandiver   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Vincent   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Harpersville   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Shoal Creek   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Westover   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Lake Purdy   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Meadowbrook   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Chelsea   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Wilsonville   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Indian Springs Village   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Colony   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Windsong Island   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Grant Town   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Munford   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Talladega   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Logan Martin Dam   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Waldo   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Winterboro   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Abihka - Historic   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bon Air   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Childersburg   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 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 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 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 Saint Clair County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cherokee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cleburne County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
DeKalb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Talladega County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Fairview ...

While our initial data for Fairview came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Fairview in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Fairview.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide
      Published by Rand McNally & Co.      (Document found on Google Books)
Notes for Fairview:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Fairview.
      See our Misc Page for Fairview for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Alabama

About Saint Clair 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 Saint Clair County: www.stclairco.com/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that starts in Fairview. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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: 33.7426, Longitude: -86.2075     [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.