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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 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.

Fairview is located in Warren County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Warren County: Cannon, Coffee, DeKalb, Grundy, Sequatchie, Van Buren & White.

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
Warren     (The home county for Fairview)
  Smyrna   [Map]     SE   Less than 2 miles<1>
  McMinnville   [Map]     NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Rowland Station - Historic   [Map]     N   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Campaign   [Map]     NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Viola   [Map]     SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Morrison   [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Fall City   [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Centertown   [Map]     NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
 
Bedford
  Cascade Hollow   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Normandy   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Bell Buckle   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Wartrace   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Raus   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Bledsoe
  Brockdell   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Hart - Historic   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Pikeville   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Winesap   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Summer City   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Ninemile   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Cannon
  Manus Town - Historic   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Thomas Town - Historic   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Woods   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Hollow Springs   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Woodbury   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Readyville   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Auburntown   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
 
Coffee
  Winton Town   [Map]     SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Forest Mill   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  New Union   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Manchester   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Royal Oaks   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Ruthledge Ford   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Homaway Village   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Southgate Park   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Tullahoma   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
Cumberland
  Newton   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Todd Town   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Pleasant Hill   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Lantana   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Lake Tansi Village   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
DeKalb
  Young Bend   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Smithville   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Johnsons Chapel   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Philippi   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Dowelltown   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Liberty   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Temperance Hall   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Alexandria   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Franklin
  Monteagle   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Sewanee   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Greenhaw   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Saint Marys   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Estill Springs   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Decherd   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Cowan   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Winchester Springs   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Winchester   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Grundy
  Beersheba Springs   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Altamont   [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Gruetli   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Gruetli-Laager   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Coalmont   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Palmer   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Pelham   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Sartain Springs   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Tracy City   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Lankford Town   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  White City   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
 
Hamilton
  Flat Top   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Mowbray   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Fairmount   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Sale Creek   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Falling Water   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Signal Mountain   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Signal Terrace   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Soddy-Daisy   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Summertown   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Walden   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Marion
  Condra   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Whitwell   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Powells Crossroads   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Jasper   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Putnam
  Huntland   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Southtown Village   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Burnett   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Baxter   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Cookeville   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Lafayette   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Pekin - Historic   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Park Village   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  White Plains   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Shennon Village   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Rhea
  Cumberland Spring   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Graysville   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Rutherford
  Plainview   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Fairfield Estates   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Sequatchie
  Dunlap   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Cartwright   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Center Point   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
 
Smith
  Gordonsville   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Shaver Town   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Van Buren
  Sopha - Historic   [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Spencer   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
 
White
  Quebeck   [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Doyle   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
  Darkey Springs   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Sparta   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Clarktown   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Ravenscroft   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
Wilson
  Cottage Home   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Round Top   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Watertown   [Map]     NW   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 23 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 16 miles [25.7 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 visit 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 Warren County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Bedford County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Bledsoe County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Cannon County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Coffee County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Cumberland County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
DeKalb County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Franklin County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Grundy County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Hamilton County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Marion County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Putnam County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Rhea County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Rutherford County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Sequatchie County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Smith County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Van Buren County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
White County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Wilson County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for Tennessee:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Tennessee,
Cemeteries of Warren County
 
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Tennessee
 
FamilySearch.org:   Cemetery Wiki for Tennessee
 
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page
 
Internment.net:   Cemeteries for Tennessee, for Warren 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
 
Also see Disaster Stories for ...
      Alabama
      Georgia

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  
  ESE Smyrna Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Higgenbottom Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNW Leesburg Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Shellsford Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Chasteen / Chastain Family Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. Sinai Baptist Church / Shake Rag Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Riverside Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Bonner Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. View Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Old McMinnville City Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW King Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SSW Cope Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE McGregor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Faulkner Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE New Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Rockcliff Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bowling Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Garmon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Centerhill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mud Creek Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Gardens of Memory Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hillis Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Bascom Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Caten / Stubblefield Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bryars Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Northcutts Cove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Philadelphia Cemetery   [Map]     
  E White Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Boyd Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Eureka Church of Christ Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Brick House Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Finger Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  N Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Old Philadelphia Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Drake Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Crain Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE New Rocky Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Grange Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Old Fellowship Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Stroud Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Gwynn Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Chestnut Grove Church of Christ Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Chestnut Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Fultz Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Morton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Fuston Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE O'Neal Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Champaign Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Campaign Community Cemetery   [Map]     
  N New Bybees Chapel Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Kirby Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Brown Chapel 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.

Safley   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South Southeast (SSE) from Fairview
 - Safley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Shellsford   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North (N) from Fairview
 - Shellsford had a post office and no railroad service
 
Irving College   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) from Fairview
 - 1895 population of 92 people
 - Irving College had a post office and no railroad service
 
McMinnville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Fairview
 - 1895 population of 1,677 people (with 13,688 people in 2018)
 - McMinnville had a post office and railroad service
 
Steppsville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Fairview
 - Steppsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Smartt   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Fairview
 - Smartt had a post office and railroad service
 
Rowland   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Fairview
 - Rowland had a post office and railroad service
 
Jessie   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Fairview
 - Jessie had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hillis - Historic   [Map]
 - While Hillis was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Fairview
 - Hillis 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 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 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: 35.6406, Longitude: -85.7189     [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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