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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 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.

Fairview is located in Madison County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Madison County: Carroll, Chester, Crockett, Gibson, Hardeman, Haywood & Henderson.

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:

  DirDistance
Madison     (The home county for Fairview)
  Three Way   [Map]     NW   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Windy City   [Map]     W   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Lawrence   [Map]     S   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Jackson   [Map]     S   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Huntersville   [Map]     SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Denmark   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
  Parkburg   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Cisco Indian Village - Historic   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Medon   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
 
Carroll
  Lavinia   [Map]     NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Cedar Grove   [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Whitthorne   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Atwood   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  McLemoresville   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Trezevant   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Wingo   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Clarksburg   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Concord   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Huntingdon   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  McKenzie   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Hollow Rock   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Chester
  Deanburg   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Henderson   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Jacks Creek   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Silerton   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Enville   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Milledgeville   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Crockett
  Gadsden   [Map]     W   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Fruitvale   [Map]     W   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Bells   [Map]     W   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Alamo   [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Johnsons Grove   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Maury City   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Maury Junction   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Elizabeth   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Friendship   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Chestnut Bluff   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
 
Decatur
  Scotts Hill   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Parsons   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Dyer
  Tigrett   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Churchton   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Bruceville   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Bishop   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Newbern   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Dyersburg   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Trimble   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Meacham   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Middle City   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Finley   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Richwoods   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Gibson
  Medina   [Map]     NE   5 miles [8 km]
  Humboldt   [Map]     NW   5 miles [8 km]
  Goat City   [Map]     NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Gibson   [Map]     N   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Graball   [Map]     NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Milan   [Map]     NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Ledbetter   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Concord   [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Union Central   [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Trenton   [Map]     NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Bradford   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Dyer   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
 
Hardeman
  Teague   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Toone   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Bolivar   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Whiteville   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Hornsby   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Haywood
  Woodland   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Owl City   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Bradford   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Brownsville   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Ko Ko   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Stanton   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Henderson
  White Fern   [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Atkins - Historic   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Union Cross   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Lexington   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Parkers Crossroads   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Rhodes Town   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Chesterfield   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Darden   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Cedar Grove   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Sardis   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Henry
  Henry   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Lauderdale
  Gates   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Halls   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Ripley   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
McNairy
  Finger   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Bethel Springs   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Obion
  Obion   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Weakley
  Greenfield   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Pillowville   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Sharon   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Gleason   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Dresden   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Martin   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Ore Springs   [Map]     N   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 31 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 22 miles [35.4 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 professional and volunteer websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - you should note 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 Tennessee:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Website for the //sos.tn.gov/tsla

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 Madison County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Carroll County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Chester County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Crockett County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Decatur County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Dyer County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Gibson County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Hardeman County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Haywood County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Henderson County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Henry County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Lauderdale County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
McNairy County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Obion County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Weakley County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for Tennessee:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Tennessee,
Cemeteries of Madison County
 
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Tennessee
 
FamilySearch.org:   Cemetery Wiki for Tennessee
 
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page
 
Internment.net:   Cemeteries for Tennessee, for 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 Tennessee

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 &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSE Woods Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Hart Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Hicks Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW De Loach Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hicks Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mariah Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Gregory Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Harris Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Jewett - Smith Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  S Highland Memorial Gardens   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Davidson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pruitt Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NNE Rush Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Rose Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Matthews Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Bascom Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Ridgecrest Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Centerville Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Boikin Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mason Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW McClellan Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Rushing Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Elmwood Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Hope Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N White Rose Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Collinsworth Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Roseman Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Raines Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW McLemore Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mt. Olivet Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW McLeary Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Newhouse Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Nesbitt Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  W Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Randolph Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Lawrence Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hollywood Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Mt. Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bluff Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bradford Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Motley Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Young Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Lacy Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Riveside Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Elam Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Cox's Chapel Church of Christ Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Marlow 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.

Carroll   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Fairview
 - Carroll had a post office and railroad service
 
Oakfield   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Fairview
 - Oakfield had railroad service and no post office
 
Medina   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Fairview
 - 1895 population of 273 people (with 4,246 people in 2018)
 - Medina had a post office and railroad service
 
Humboldt   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Fairview
 - 1895 population of 1,837 people (with 8,199 people in 2018)
 - Humboldt had a post office and railroad service
 
Gibson   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Fairview
 - 1895 population of 102 people (with 396 people in 2018)
 - Gibson had a post office and railroad service
 
West   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Fairview
 - West had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gadsden   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Fairview
 - 1895 population of 267 people (with 462 people in 2018)
 - Gadsden had a post office and railroad service
 
Spring Creek   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Fairview
 - 1895 population of 117 people
 - Spring Creek 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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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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 Madison County: www.co.madison.tn.us/

The official website for State of Tennessee: https://www.tn.gov/

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- 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: 35.7637, Longitude: -88.8412     [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: findagrave.com.

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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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