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River View, Alabama

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Our Genealogy Helper for River View ...

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 River View (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 River View. 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.

Name Variations for River View ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with River View.

  • Typical abbreviation for River View: River Vw.

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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

River View is located in Chambers County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Chambers County: Lee, Randolph, Tallapoosa, Harris (GA) & Troup (GA).

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

Chambers     (The home county for River View)
  Valley   [Map]     NW   2 miles [3.2 km]<1>
  Eady City   [Map]     NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Huguley   [Map]     NW   5 miles [8 km]
  Plant City   [Map]     NW   5 miles [8 km]
  Lanett   [Map]     NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Cusseta   [Map]     W   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Fredonia   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  LaFayette   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Evansville   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Five Points   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Standing Rock   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  McCosh Mill - Historic   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Motley   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Erie - Historic   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Salem   [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Opelika   [Map]     SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Smith's Station   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Smiths   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Prince Crossroads   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Beauregard   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  The Bottle   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Auburn   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Waverly   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Ridgewood Village   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Marvyn   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Loachapoka   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Notasulga   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Liberty City   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Tuskegee   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Rock Mills   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Roanoke   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Wadley   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Almond   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Wedowee   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Ladonia   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Crawford   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Phenix City   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Fontaine Village   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Fort Mitchell   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Seale   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Hatchechubbee   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Holy Trinity   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Camp Hill   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Slaughters - Historic   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Frog Eye   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Daviston   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Agricola   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Dadeville   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Jacksons' Gap   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  New Site   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Reeltown   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Chattahoochee (GA)
  Fort Benning (GA)   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Heineburg Village (GA) - Historic   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Cusseta (GA)   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Coweta (GA)
  Grantville (GA)   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Smith City (GA)   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Moreland (GA)   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Harris (GA)
  Pine Lake (GA)   [Map]     E   5 miles [8 km]
  Hamilton (GA)   [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Pine Mountain (GA)   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Pine Mountain Valley (GA)   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Cataula (GA)   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  Ellerslie (GA)   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Waverly Hall (GA)   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Shiloh (GA)   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
Heard (GA)
  Glenn (GA)   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Corinth (GA)   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Franklin (GA)   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Centralhatchee (GA)   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Meriwether (GA)
  Warm Springs (GA)   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Harris City (GA)   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Greenville (GA)   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Manchester (GA)   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Lone Oak (GA)   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Woodbury (GA)   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Luthersville (GA)   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Gay (GA)   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Muscogee (GA)
  Fortson (GA)   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Bibb City (GA)   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  City Village (GA)   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Columbus (GA)   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Midland (GA)   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Baker Village (GA)   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Upatoi (GA)   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Pike (GA)
  Molena (GA)   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Talbot (GA)
  Woodland (GA)   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Box Springs (GA)   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Talbotton (GA)   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Geneva (GA)   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Troup (GA)
  West Point (GA)   [Map]     N   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Pioneer Village (GA)   [Map]     NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  West Lake Village (GA)   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Abbottsford (GA)   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  LaGrange (GA)   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Mountville (GA)   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Asta Village (GA)   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Brays Lakeview (GA)   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Hogansville (GA)   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]

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

Cemeteries Near River View ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of River View.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Langdale Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Glass Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NE Cooks Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hall Memorial CME Church Cemetery<2>   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
  WNW Rehobeth Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Fairfax Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ESE New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  ESE Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Billingslea Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Shawmut Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Huguley Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NNW Eastview Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Beulah Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Hutchinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pine Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNW Pinewood Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Bolton Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Holt Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Lamb Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Forty Tyler Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Oak Wood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Evangel Temple Assembly of God Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Greenwood Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Burrell Chapel AME Church Cemetery<4>   [Map]     
  SSW John Calhoun Tillery Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Rivers Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hillcrest Garden Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Sweet Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Rocky Mount Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mechanicsville Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Old Smyrna Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hadley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Lovelace Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Rest Haven Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Hephzibah Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Flint Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Smith - Hattox Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Cusseta Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Nebo Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Pitts Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW County Line Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mountain Springs Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Traylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Beech Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hadley Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in River View ...

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 40 newspapers that have been published in the area around River View.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of River View, there are papers which were published within 16 miles [25.7 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for River View.

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.<5>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, River View had a post office and no railroad service.

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

Osanippa   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South (S) from River View
 - 1895 population of 53 people
 - Osanippa had a post office and no railroad service
Beulah   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from River View
 - 1895 population of 118 people
 - Beulah had a post office and no railroad service
West Point (GA)   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from River View
 - 1895 population of 1,254 people (with 3,725 people in 2017)
 - West Point had a post office and railroad service
Whitesville (GA)   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from River View
 - 1895 population of 91 people
 - Whitesville had a post office and no railroad service
Mechanicsville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from River View
 - Mechanicsville had a post office and no railroad service
Mountain Hill (GA)   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from River View
 - 1895 population of 53 people
 - Mountain Hill had a post office and no railroad service
Cusseta   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from River View
 - 1895 population of 98 people (with 121 people in 2017)
 - Cusseta had a post office and railroad service
Gabbettville (GA)   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from River View
 - Gabbettville had a post office and railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around River View. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring River View in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and 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 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 River View:

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 Chambers County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Clay County:     Cyndi's



Hale County:     Cyndi's



Lee County:     Cyndi's



Macon County:     Cyndi's



Randolph County:     Cyndi's



Russell County:     Cyndi's



Tallapoosa County:     Cyndi's



Chattahoochee County (GA):     Cyndi's



Coweta County (GA):     Cyndi's



Harris County (GA):     Cyndi's



Heard County (GA):     Cyndi's



Meriwether County (GA):     Cyndi's



Muscogee County (GA):     Cyndi's



Pike County (GA):     Cyndi's



Talbot County (GA):     Cyndi's



Troup County (GA):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Alabama,
Cemeteries of Chambers County
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Alabama   Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page   Cemeteries for Alabama, for Chambers 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
Also see Disaster Stories for ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for River View ...

While our initial data about River View came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of River View in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about River View.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide

Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Notes for River View:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for River View. See our Misc Page for River View for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Alabama Community

About Chambers County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for River View. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Chambers County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in River View. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.7890, Longitude: -85.1449     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for River View have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>CME is an abbreviation for the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church

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<3>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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<4>AME is an abbreviation for the African Methodist Episcopal Church

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<5>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 River View, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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