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Fairview, Tennessee
(Lawrence County)

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Our Genealogy Helper for Fairview ...

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 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 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.

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 hospitals and 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.

Fairview is located in Lawrence County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lawrence County: Lauderdale (AL), Giles, Lewis, Maury & 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:

Lawrence     (The home county for Fairview)
  Fall River   [Map]     E   4 miles [6.4 km]<1>
  New Prospect   [Map]     NE   5 miles [8 km]
  Lawrenceburg   [Map]     N   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Liberty Grove   [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Loretto   [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Flatwoods   [Map]     N   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Ethridge   [Map]     N   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Park Grove   [Map]     N   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Rascal Town   [Map]     SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Webber City   [Map]     N   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Saint Joseph   [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Iron City   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
  Weakley   [Map]     NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Minor Hill   [Map]     SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Green Field   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Wales   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Gordon   [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Pulaski   [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Powell Chapel   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Olivet   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
  Aymett Town   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Lynnville   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Elkton   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Dickson Town   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Ardmore   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Aetna   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Hornertown   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Voorhies   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Hohenwald   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Dellrose   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Boonshill   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Pearl City   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Petersburg   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Cornersville   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  New Town   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Delina   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Lewisburg   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Orrs   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Oak Hill   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Southport   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Scotts Mill   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Frierson Town   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Jonesboro - Historic   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Mount Pleasant   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Graymere Manor   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Chapel Hill   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Armour Village   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Philadelphia   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Columbia   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Greenfield Bend   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Sawdust   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Chartersville   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Flatwoods   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Corning - Historic   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Collinwood   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Waynesboro   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Ashland Ford   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Slickrock Ford   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Lutts   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
Colbert (AL)
  Ford City (AL)   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Davidsons Cross Roads (AL) - Historic   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Wilson Dam (AL)   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Nitrate City (AL)   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Leighton (AL)   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Muscle Shoals (AL)   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Furnace Hill (AL) - Historic   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Sheffield (AL)   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Campbell Settlement (AL) - Historic   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Garner (AL) - Historic   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Tuscumbia (AL)   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Spring Valley (AL)   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Lauderdale (AL)
  Bethel (AL)   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Lexington (AL)   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Belew (AL) - Historic   [Map]     SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Slabtown (AL) - Historic   [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Anderson (AL)   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Comer (AL)   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Corum (AL) - Historic   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Green Hill (AL)   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Cedar Hill (AL)   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Estep (AL) - Historic   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Atlas (AL) - Historic   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Elgin (AL)   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Arnot (AL)   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Lawrence (AL)
  Wheeler Dam Village (AL)   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  North Courtland (AL)   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Courtland (AL)   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Town Creek (AL)   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Hillsboro (AL)   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Chalybeate Springs (AL)   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Limestone (AL)
  Lester (AL)   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Clifton (AL) - Historic   [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Cairo (AL)   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Elkmont (AL)   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Estaville (AL) - Historic   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Ardmore (AL)   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Caro (AL)   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Athens (AL)   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Country Village (AL)   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Tanner (AL)   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Capshaw (AL)   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Harris Station (AL)   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Orrville (AL)   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Madison (AL)
  Toney (AL)   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Harvest (AL)   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Morgan (AL)
  Trinity (AL)   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 47 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 15 miles [24.1 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Fairview.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and 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 - 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 Fairview:

These websites are specific to Tennessee:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Website for the //

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

These pages are specific to Lawrence County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Giles County:     Cyndi's



Hickman County:     Cyndi's



Lewis County:     Cyndi's



Lincoln County:     Cyndi's



Marshall County:     Cyndi's



Maury County:     Cyndi's



Perry County:     Cyndi's



Wayne County:     Cyndi's



Colbert County (AL):     Cyndi's



Lauderdale County (AL):     Cyndi's



Lawrence County (AL):     Cyndi's



Limestone County (AL):     Cyndi's



Madison County (AL):     Cyndi's



Morgan County (AL):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Tennessee:

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

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 Tennessee
Also see Disaster Stories for ...

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SE Lindsey Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  E Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Crossroads Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Gum Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Leoma Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Freemon Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Fuller Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Center Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Center Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Dunn Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Wesley Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Fall River Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Shaw Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  S Richardson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Lindsey Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE West Side Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hughes Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Nelson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Ander Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Sam Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Cedar Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  N Tripp Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Blue Water Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mimosa Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  S Sexton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Gibbins Cemetery   [Map]     
  N McLean Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Lawrenceburg City Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Scotts Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE May Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Dotson Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hickman Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Collier Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Bishop Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Home Sweet Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Five Points Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Freeman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Powell Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Shores Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Shores Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bumpass Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Freeman Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Black Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Belew Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  ESE Pleasant Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Shores Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Choates Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Chestnut Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Restview Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Ararat Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Liberty Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW St. Truitt Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Second Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Dobbins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Noblit Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Ferrel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Stafford Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Kimbrough Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Yarbrough Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Lawrence County Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  WNW Houser Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Crews Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Clack Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Loretto Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Loretto Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Cottrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bonnertown Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Stevens Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Kidd Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Minor Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Anthony Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Chestnut Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE St. Pauls Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Carter Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Clifton Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Boswell Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bailey Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Luna Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW McClain Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Payne Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mattox Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Zion 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.<3>

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.

Dustin - Historic   [Map]
 - While Dustin was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) from Fairview
 - Dustin had a post office and no railroad service
Fall River   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Fairview
 - 1895 population of 24 people
 - Fall River had a post office and no railroad service
Pleasant Point   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Fairview
 - 1895 population of 28 people
 - Pleasant Point had a post office and no railroad service
Lawrenceburg   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Fairview
 - 1895 population of 618 people (with 10,838 people in 2018)
 - Lawrenceburg had a post office and railroad service
Busby   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Fairview
 - Busby had railroad service and no post office
Seven - Historic   [Map]
 - While Seven was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Fairview
 - Seven had a post office and no railroad service
Loretto   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Fairview
 - 1895 population of 102 people (with 1,779 people in 2018)
 - Loretto had a post office and railroad service
Appleton   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Fairview
 - Appleton had a post office and no railroad service
Bodenham   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Fairview
 - 1895 population of 68 people
 - Bodenham had a post office and no railroad service
Weakley   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Fairview
 - Weakley had a post office and no railroad service
Minor Hill   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Fairview
 - 1895 population of 31 people (with 531 people in 2018)
 - Minor Hill 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 Fairview. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Fairview in the 1890's.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Lawrence County:

The official website for State of Tennessee:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fairview. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.1529, Longitude: -87.2967     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Fairview 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 Fairview, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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