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Fayette, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Fayette ...

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 Fayette (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 Fayette. 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 Fayette ...

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 Fayette.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Fayette, there are papers which were published within 26 miles [41.8 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Fayette.

Cemeteries Near Fayette ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Fayette.

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 Fayette covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WNW Fayette City Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Bankhead Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Glover Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  E Whitson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Oakwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Colvin Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Rocky Mount Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Caines Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW New Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Porter Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Lebanon Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Palestine Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Fowler Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Shirley Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Elbethel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Pilgrim Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Savage Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE New Canaan Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Phillips Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Rehobeth Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Lebanon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Harper Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Wesleys Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Branyon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Owens Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Zion Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Piney Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hollingsworth Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Housh Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Rowland Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Bethabra Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Sudduth Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Oak Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Wright Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Brotherton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Tucker Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE South Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Davis Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Gilpin Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Old Shepherd Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Gravlee Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Old Canaan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Melton Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Vick & Kelley Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bankston Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Woods Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Powell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE New River Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Holliman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Sand Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Guin Cemetery   [Map]     
  W New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Sanders Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Summers Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Shepherd Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Unity Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE New Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Cleveland Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mayfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hubbertville Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Corinth Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Union Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Temple Star 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 Fayette in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Fayette.

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

Covin   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) from Fayette
 - Covin had railroad service and no post office
Stough   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Fayette
 - Stough had a post office and no railroad service
Bankston   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Fayette
 - Bankston had a post office and railroad service
Newtonville   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from Fayette
 - 1895 population of 40 people
 - Newtonville had a post office and no railroad service
Kennedy   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Fayette
 - 1895 population of 312 people (with 429 people in 2016)
 - Kennedy had a post office and railroad service
Berry   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East (E) from Fayette
 - Berry had railroad service and no post office
Kingville   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West (W) from Fayette
 - 1895 population of 40 people
 - Kingville had a post office and no railroad service
Wayside   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Fayette
 - 1895 population of 70 people
 - Wayside 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 Fayette. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Fayette 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.

Fayette is located in Fayette County and is the County Seat.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Fayette County: Lamar, Marion, Pickens, Tuscaloosa & Walker.

Below are the counties that are near Fayette. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Fayette:

Fayette     (The home county for Fayette)
      Old Town   [Map]   SW   Less than 2 miles
      Rossland City   [Map]   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Belk   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Kirkland   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Bankston   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Bluff   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Berry   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Glen Allen   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Bazemore   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Kennedy   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Hightogy   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Vernon   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Millport   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Beaverton   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Sulligent   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Detroit   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Gu-Win   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Guin   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Twin   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Brilliant   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hamilton   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Weston   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hackleburg   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Reform   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Gordo   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      McShan   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Ethelsville   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Stafford   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Macedonia   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Carrollton   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Beaver Town   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Pickensville   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Samantha   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Echola   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Buhl   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Elrod   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Lake Front Village   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Coker   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Northport   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Wood Village   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Tuscaloosa   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Holt   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ingleside Village   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Alberta City   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bull City   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Eldridge   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Corona   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Patton Junction - Historic   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Kansas   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Patton   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Carbon Hill   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Townley   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Oakman   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Slicklizzard   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Nauvoo   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Parrish   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Jasper   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Camak Mills - Historic   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Clay (MS)
      Vinton (MS)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Lowndes (MS)
      Caledonia (MS)   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      New Hope (MS)   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Columbus (MS)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
Monroe (MS)
      Gattman (MS)   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hatley (MS)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Fayette, see our County-by-County Page for Fayette.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These 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 Fayette:

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 Fayette County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

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    
Tuscaloosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clay County (MS):       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 Fayette County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Fayette 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
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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Fayette. 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 starting in Fayette. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Fayette) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Fayette. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Fayette

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fayette. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6943, Longitude: -87.8307     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Fayette 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 Fayette, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Fayette.