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Longview, Alabama
(Cullman County)

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Our Genealogy Helper for Longview ...

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 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.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Cullman County: Blount, Lawrence, Marshall, Morgan, Walker & Winston.

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:

Cullman     (The home county for Longview)
  South Vinemont   [Map]     SE   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Vinemont   [Map]     SE   Less than 2 miles
  West Point   [Map]     W   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Cullman   [Map]     SE   5 miles [8 km]
  East Point   [Map]     SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Good Hope   [Map]     S   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Logan   [Map]     SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Fairview   [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
  White City   [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Dodge City   [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Hanceville   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Crane Hill   [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Baileyton   [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Gum Springs   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  Bangor   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Blountsville   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Summit   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Blount Springs   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Brooksville   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Nectar   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Hayden   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Smoke Rise   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Cleveland   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Fowler - Historic   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Craig   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Clarence   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Garner - Historic   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Walnut Grove   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Altoona   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Greer - Historic   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Gallant   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Trafford   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Warrior   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Corner   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Kimberly   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Masseyline   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Majestic   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Morris   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Robbins Crossroads   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Village Springs   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Crosston   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Palmerdale   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Sayre   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Ayres   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Oakville   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Wren   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Moulton   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Chalybeate Springs   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Hillsboro   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Muck City   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Mount Hope   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Hatton   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Courtland   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  North Courtland   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Swancott   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Mooresville   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Belle Mina   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Harris Station   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Orrville   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Tanner   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Capshaw   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Country Village   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Athens   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Triana   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  English Village   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Madison   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  New Hope   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Rideout Village   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Big Cove   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Greenwycke Village   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Huntsville   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Lincoln   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Hog Jaw   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Pine Lake Village   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Arab   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Askea Grove   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Friendship   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Big Spring - Historic   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Scant City   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Union Grove   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Bowen - Historic   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Douglas   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Horton   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Lacon   [Map]     N   5 miles [8 km]
  Falkville   [Map]     N   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Eva   [Map]     NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Hartselle   [Map]     N   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Somerville   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Hulaco   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Danville   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Burningtree Mountain   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Priceville   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Flint City   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Valhermoso Springs   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Bluff City - Historic   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Russell Village   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Powellville   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Burrows Crossroads   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Creel   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Empire   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Sipsey   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Camak Mills - Historic   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Sumiton   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Jasper   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Dora   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Cordova   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Oakahalla   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Nauvoo   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Addison   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Arley   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Houston   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Slick Ford   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Grayson   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Falls City   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Double Springs   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Ashridge   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Pebble   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Prebble - Historic   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Littleville   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Lynn   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]

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.

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW Mt. Nebo Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Vinemont Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Missionary Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Flint Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Crosses Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Baldwin Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Baldwin Heights Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bell Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Powell's Chapel Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NNE New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Fellowship Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Higdon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Sacred Heart Convent Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Crossroads Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Pilgrims Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Spitznagl Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Pullen Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Cullman City Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Sacred Heart Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE St. Bernard Abbey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Holmes Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hamby Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Enon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Piney Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW East Battleground Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bethlehem West Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Central Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bethsaida Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE East Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Center Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Cook Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Crosby Cemetery   [Map]     
  N McCroskey Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Falkville City Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Emeus Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Simcoe Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Brindley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Wilhite Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Negro Mountain Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Blair Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Jones Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hartwic Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Pfiel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Lebanon Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Eva Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Turney Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Key Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Key Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Day - Speegle Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Logan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Shedd Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Good Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Oak Level Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Lawrence Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Etha Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Daniels Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Childers Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Longview ...

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 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.

Baldwin   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Longview
 - Baldwin had railroad service and no post office
Wilhites   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Longview
 - Wilhites had railroad service and no post office
Cullman   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Longview
 - 1895 population of 1,017 people (with 15,858 people in 2018)
 - Cullman had a post office and railroad service
Battleground   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Longview
 - Battleground had a post office and no railroad service
Simcoe   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Longview
 - Simcoe had a post office and no railroad service
Falkville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Longview
 - Falkville had a post office and railroad service
Jones' Chapel   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Longview
 - Jones' Chapel had a post office and no railroad service
Phelan   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Longview
 - Phelan had railroad service and no post office
Eva   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Longview
 - Eva had a post office and no railroad service
Leesdale   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Longview
 - 1895 population of 153 people
 - Leesdale had a post office and railroad service
Logan   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Longview
 - Logan 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 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:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

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:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Blount County:     Cyndi's



Colbert County:     Cyndi's



Etowah County:     Cyndi's



Jefferson County:     Cyndi's



Lawrence County:     Cyndi's



Limestone County:     Cyndi's



Madison County:     Cyndi's



Marshall County:     Cyndi's



Morgan County:     Cyndi's



Walker County:     Cyndi's



Winston County:     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Communities in Alabama

About Cullman County

About Alabama

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:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Longview) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Longview. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2507, Longitude: -86.8861     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Longview 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:

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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 Longview, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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