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Fairview, Alabama
(Winston 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 60 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 24 miles [38.6 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  
  ESE Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Fairview Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Enon Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Avery Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Corinth Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Shipman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Shadix Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Moody Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  N Curtis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Lane Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Barnett Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Double Springs Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Pine Tucky Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Montgomery Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Rock Creek Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Rock Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Mt. Ebron Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Kelly Mill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Harper Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Old Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE McClinton Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Burdick Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Littles Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Houston Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Houston Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Houston Union Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bailey Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Houston Church of God Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Freeman - Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Shady Grove Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Barnes Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pleasant Hill #1 Community Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Antioch Baptist Church of Christ Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Williams Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Williams - Everett Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Lowrimore Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Carmel Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Blooming Youth Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Whatley Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Rocky Plains Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE J A Bennett Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bennett Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Old Houston Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Cantrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Dragout Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE New Home Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pleasant Hill #2 Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Henryfield First Congregational Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Bold Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Holden Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Blue Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Adkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Wint Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Poplar Springs Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Wilson - Tubbs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Gaddy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Garrison - Payne Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Morgan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Ashridge Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Cornelius Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Sutton Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Enon Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Kaeiser Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE John Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Arley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Arley First Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Arley United Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Meek Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Meek Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Trussell Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Arley Congregational Christian Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Eagle Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Suddeth Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Ashridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Liberty Grove Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Taylor Historical Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Walker Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bright Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Union Grove Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Milestone Mountain Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Millstone Mountain Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Old Union Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW King Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bennett Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Taylor - Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Wolfpen Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hadder Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Kemp Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Fairview Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Fairview Missionary Baptist Church #2 Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Alston Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  W Elliott Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Old Lovett Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Clark 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.

Double Springs   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West (W) from Fairview
 - Double Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Houston   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Fairview
 - 1895 population of 85 people
 - Houston had a post office and no railroad service
Ellaville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Fairview
 - Ellaville had a post office and no railroad service
Ashbank   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Fairview
 - Ashbank had a post office and no railroad service
Addison   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Fairview
 - Addison had a post office and no railroad service
Lynn   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Fairview
 - Lynn had a post office and railroad service
Nauvoo   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Fairview
 - 1895 population of 85 people (with 211 people in 2016)
 - Nauvoo had a post office and no railroad service
Natural Bridge   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Fairview
 - Natural Bridge 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 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 Winston County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Winston County: Cullman, Franklin, Lawrence, Marion & Walker.

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:

Winston     (The home county for Fairview)
      Double Springs   [Map]   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Houston   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Slick Ford   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Ashridge   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Arley   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Addison   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Prebble - Historic   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Red Hill   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Blount Springs   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Smoke Rise   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hayden   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Logan   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      West Point   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Colony   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      The Colony   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Baltimore - Historic   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bazemore   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Glen Allen   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Berry   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bankston   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bluff   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Kirkland   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Rossland City   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hodges   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Corner   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Robbins Crossroads   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sayre   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Media   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      West Jefferson   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Warrior   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Graysville   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Kimberly   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Beaverton   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Wren   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Mehama - Historic   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Brilliant   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hackleburg   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Twin   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Gu-Win   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Guin   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hamilton   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Weston   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Danville   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Eva   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Nauvoo   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Slicklizzard   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Camak Mills - Historic   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Burrows Crossroads   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Carbon Hill   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Jasper   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Kansas   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Townley   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Powellville   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Eldridge   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Sipsey   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Cordova   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 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 turn to 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 Winston 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    
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin 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    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Winston 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' distance that begins in Fairview. A straight line distance ignores things 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: 34.1409, Longitude: -87.3572     [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.