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Fairview, Alabama
(Walker 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 26 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 17 miles [27.4 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 Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNW Liberty Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Gilchrist Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Whitson Place Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Woods Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Rowe Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Rock Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pleasant Field Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Lower Sulpher Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  ENE Busby Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Flatwoods Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  N Day Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Warrior Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Heard Shoal Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Franklin Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Earnest Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  W Sandtown Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Oakman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Wiley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Goodwater Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Goodsprings Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Gray Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Spencer Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Swindle Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Prescott Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Key Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Leonard Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Patton Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Infant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Gibson Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW New Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Boley Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S Patton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Waiting Place Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Fords Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  N New Hope 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 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.

Wiley   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Fairview
 - Wiley had a post office and no railroad service
Patton   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Fairview
 - 1895 population of 378 people
 - Patton had a post office and railroad service
Parrish   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Fairview
 - Parrish had a post office and railroad service
Coal Valley   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Fairview
 - Coal Valley had a post office and no railroad service
Corona   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Fairview
 - 1895 population of 137 people
 - Corona had a post office and railroad service
Alta   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Fairview
 - Alta had railroad service and no post office
Toadvine   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Fairview
 - 1895 population of 82 people
 - Toadvine had a post office and no railroad service
Short Creek   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Fairview
 - Short Creek 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 southeast 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 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 Walker County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Walker County: Blount, Cullman, Fayette, Jefferson, Marion, Tuscaloosa & 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:

Walker     (The home county for Fairview)
      Oakman   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Goodsprings   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Patton   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Parrish   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Patton Junction - Historic   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Corona   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Reeds Ferry   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Barney   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Cordova   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Twilley Town   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Quinton   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Burnwell   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Green Pond   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      North Bibb   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Woodstock   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Burmah - Historic   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      West Blocton   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Blocton - Historic   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bucktown - Historic   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Corinne - Historic   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Italian Town   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Fikestown - Historic   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Nash Town - Historic   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Red Hill   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Smoke Rise   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Blount Springs   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      County Line   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hayden   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Dale - Historic   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Baltimore - Historic   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Colony   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      The Colony   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Berry   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Bankston   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Rossland City   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bazemore   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Fayette   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Glen Allen   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Belk   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Kirkland   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bluff   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      West Jefferson   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Rock Creek   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Media   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Sylvan Springs   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Maytown   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Concord   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Adamsville   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Mulga   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Adger   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      North Johns   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Alden   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Kennedy   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Brilliant   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Gu-Win   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Guin   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Twin   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Gordo   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Helena   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Sawmill Town   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Alabaster   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Brantleyville   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Indian Springs Village   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Maylene   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Pelham   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Siluria   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Lake Purdy   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Meadowbrook   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Bull City   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Kellerman   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Samantha   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Abernant   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Lake Front Village   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Brookwood   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Peterson   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Wood Village   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Lake View   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Holt   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Tuscaloosa   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Northport   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Arley   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Slick Ford   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Houston   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Glen Mary   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 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 begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - you should note 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 Walker County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Bibb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lamar County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pickens County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Tuscaloosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Alabama

About Walker 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 Walker County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance beginning 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: 33.6029, Longitude: -87.3497     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Fairview 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 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.