A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Our Genealogy Helper for Longview ...
We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:
By learning about Longview (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 an insight into their world.
As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Longview. 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.
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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.
Longview is located in Cullman County.
Below are the counties that are near Longview. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Longview:
For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Longview, see our County-by-County Page for Longview.
Cemeteries Near Longview ...
Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Longview.
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 Google map will open 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 or 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 Longview covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.
Newspapers Published in Longview ...
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 27 newspapers that have been published in the area around Longview.
Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Longview, there are papers which were published within 20 miles [32.2 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Longview.
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 Longview in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Longview.
These communities are listed based on their distance from Longview, with the one closest to Longview listed first.
We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Longview. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Longview in the 1890's.
Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and 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 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 Longview:
These websites are specific to Alabama:
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 Cullman County:
Genealogy information for nearby counties:
Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:
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.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Longview. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
The official website for Cullman County: www.co.cullman.al.us/
The official website for State of Alabama: https://www.alabama.gov/
This page was last modified: 17 Jul 2019