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Our Genealogical Helper for Fairview ...

So far, we have found very little information about Fairview. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Fairview to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Fairview, please Contact Us.




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 241 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 50 miles [80.5 km]<2>. 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 &
    Direction    

        Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  E Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  W Osborn Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Iowa Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Green Garden Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNE Allbery Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Union Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Kalamazoo Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SE Crown Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE St. Leonards Cemetery   [Map]     
  N St. Patricks Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Evangelical Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Besk Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hutchins Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW St. Pauls Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Deer Creek 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.

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.

Kalamazoo   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Fairview
 - Kalamazoo had no post office or railroad service
 
Kalamazoo   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Fairview
 - Kalamazoo had a post office and no railroad service
 
Madison   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Fairview
 - Madison had no post office or railroad service
 
Madison   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Fairview
 - 1895 population of 930 people (with 2,364 people in 2016)
 - Madison had a post office and railroad service
 
Battle Creek   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Fairview
 - Battle Creek had no post office or railroad service
 
Battle Creek   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Fairview
 - 1895 population of 352 people (with 1,194 people in 2016)
 - Battle Creek had a post office and railroad service
 
Warnerville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Fairview
 - Warnerville had no post office or railroad service
 
Warnerville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Fairview
 - Warnerville had a post office and railroad service
 
Emerick   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Fairview
 - Emerick had no post office or railroad service
 
Emerick   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Fairview
 - 1895 population of 30 people
 - Emerick had a post office and no railroad service
 
Saint Bernard   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Fairview
 - Saint Bernard had no post office or 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 and hospitals 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Fairview is historic, it would have been located within present day Madison County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Madison County: Antelope, Boone, Pierce, Platte, Stanton & Wayne.

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:

  DirectionDistance
Madison     (The home county for Fairview)
      Battle Creek   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Madison   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Emerick   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Meadow Grove   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Norfolk   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Newman Grove   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Tilden   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
 
Antelope
      Oakdale   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Neligh   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Clearwater   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Brunswick   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Boone
      Vorhees   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Albion   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Boone   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Petersburg   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Saint Edward   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Cedar Rapids   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Primrose   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Cedar
      Randolph   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Magnet   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Belden   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Colfax
      Leigh   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Clarkson   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Howells   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Richland   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Schuyler   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Cuming
      Wisner   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Aloys   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Beemer   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Monterey   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Dodge
      Dodge   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Merrick
      Silver Creek   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Nance
      Genoa   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Krakow   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Belgrade   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Pierce
      Hadar   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Pierce   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Wee Town   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Foster   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Breslau   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Osmond   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Plainview   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      McLean   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Platte
      Saint Bernard   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Cornlea   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Humphrey   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Lindsay   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Creston   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Tarnov   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Rosenburg   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Platte Center   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Monroe   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Sheldonville   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Columbus   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Carriage House Estates   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
Stanton
      Stanton   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Pilger   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
 
Wayne
      Hoskins   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Winside   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Carroll   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Sholes   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Wayne   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 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 like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or 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 Fairview:

These websites are specific to Nebraska:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Website for the Library/Archives Division of the Nebraska State Historical Society

Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives website for the State of Nebraska to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Madison County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Antelope County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Boone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cedar County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Colfax County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cuming County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dodge County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Merrick County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Nance County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pierce County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Platte County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Stanton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wayne County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Nebraska:

Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Nebraska
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Nebraska
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Nebraska,     of Madison 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 Nebraska

Other Roadside Stops ...



Communities in Nebraska

About Madison County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Madison County: www.co.madison.ne.us/

The official website for State of Nebraska: www.nebraska.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>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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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting from Fairview. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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: 41.8872, Longitude: -97.5803     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Fairview have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Fairview.