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Petrey Cemetery
(Crenshaw County, Alabama)


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Our GPS coordinates for the Petrey Cemetery have not been verified, but they should be close.<1> The overhead view might be misplaced, although it should be in the general area.

Introduction ...

We have organized this page based upon a problem that we had while working on our own genealogy. We found an ancestor that we believed to have been buried in one cemetery was actually buried elsewhere. We discovered that his burial had been refused at the last moment and the family had scrambled to make new arrangements. By looking at nearby cemeteries, the surrounding communities and in newspapers of the period, we were finally able to locate his burial site.

This page contains six sections:

The Location of the Petrey Cemetery...

The Petrey Cemetery is located in Crenshaw County. The county seat for Crenshaw County is located in Luverne.

Below are the GPS coordinates (latitude and longitude) that we are using for the location of the Petrey Cemetery

Lat:   31.8640°   (31° 51' 50")

Lon:   -86.2086°   (-86° 12' 30")

Note: The GPS location that we are using for the Petrey Cemetery can be traced back to the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS)<2>

Map of nearby cemeteries ...

The red map marker shows the location of the Petrey Cemetery.

The blue marker shows the location of a cemetery. An index for the markers can be found to the right of the map.

On the map below, the majority of the marker locations have been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While the locations should have been definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary.


 

  Petrey Cemetery  


  Rocky Mount Cemetery
  Thompson Cemetery
  Philadelphia Cemetery
  Head Cemetery
  Garner Cemetery
  Israel Cemetery
  Carter Cemetery
  Macedonia Cemetery
  Cauthens Cemetery
  Mt. Pleasant Cemetery
  Hudson Cemetery
  Chapel Hill Cemetery
  Belsor Cemetery
  Sims Cemetery
  Sanders Cemetery
  Stephens Cemetery
  Sardis Cemetery
  Wingard Cemetery
  Pine Grove Cemetery
  Vernledge Cemetery
  Springfield Cemetery
  Old Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery
   Location verified
  Antioch Cemetery
  Davidson Cemetery
  Mitchell Cemetery
  Elam - Davidson Memorial Cemetery

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 29 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles<3> of the Petrey Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

Unless otherwise noted, the following cemeteries are located in Crenshaw County.

Antioch Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) of the Petrey Cemetery
 - Located in Pike County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Belsor Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Petrey Cemetery
 - Located in Pike County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Carter Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Petrey Cemetery
 - Located in Pike County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Cauthens Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Petrey Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Chapel Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Petrey Cemetery
 - Located in Pike County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Davidson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Petrey Cemetery
 - Located in Pike County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Elam - Davidson Memorial Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Petrey Cemetery
 - Located in Pike County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Fannin Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Petrey Cemetery
 - Located in Montgomery County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Garner Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) of the Petrey Cemetery
 - Located in Montgomery County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Good Hope Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Petrey Cemetery
 - Located in Pike County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Head Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Petrey Cemetery
 - Located in Pike County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Hudson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Petrey Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Israel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) of the Petrey Cemetery
 - Located in Pike County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Petrey Cemetery
 - Located in Pike County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) of the Petrey Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Petrey Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Old Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Petrey Cemetery
 - Located in Pike County
 - Location has been verified
 - Find-A-Grave entry for the Old Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery (FAG ID #2585939)

Philadelphia Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Petrey Cemetery
 - Located in Montgomery County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Petrey Cemetery
 - Located in Pike County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Rocky Mount Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Petrey Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Sanders Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Petrey Cemetery
 - Located in Pike County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Sardis Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Petrey Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Sims Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Petrey Cemetery
 - Located in Pike County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Springfield Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) of the Petrey Cemetery
 - Located in Pike County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Stephens Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Petrey Cemetery
 - Located in Pike County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Thompson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Petrey Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Vernledge Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Petrey Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Williams Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Petrey Cemetery
 - Located in Pike County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Wingard Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Petrey Cemetery
 - Located in Pike County
 - Location sourced from GNIS

For an expanded list with details, please visit our List of cemeteries.

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 20 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Petrey Cemetery.

Ada   [Map]Kent   [Map]Petrey   [Map]
Cherokee Village   [Map]Lapine   [Map]Pine Level   [Map]
Glenwood   [Map]Luverne   [Map]Ramer   [Map]
Goshen   [Map]McClure Town   [Map]Rutledge   [Map]
Grady   [Map]Mossy Grove Village   [Map]Sandy Ridge   [Map]
Highland Home   [Map]Needmore   [Map]Social Town   [Map]
Honoraville   [Map]Orion   [Map]Troy   [Map]

For the full list with details, please visit our List of Communities.

Websites to help with your genealogy research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project and 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 they might link to other websites which do charge.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that might help with the Petrey Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     USGenWeb     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Crenshaw County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Autauga County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Barbour County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Bullock County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Butler County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Coffee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Conecuh County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Coosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Covington County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Dale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Dallas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Elmore County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Geneva County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Henry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lowndes County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Macon County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Monroe County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Montgomery County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Pike County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Russell County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Wilcox County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions of the Petrey Cemetery ...

Our approach is to add the name of a cemetery whenever we see it mentioned - usually in newspapers, old books or maps. Typically we have little information to start with, but we try to add detail as we continue our research. We've created the following list to keep track of the sources we found useful in our research about the Petrey Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #124653   (Name of Record: Petrey Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Crenshaw
Lat: 31.8640419     Lon: -86.2085718   [Map]
Elev: 123         Map Name: Petrey

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Crenshaw County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

<1>The values for latitude and longitude indicate a specific point on the ground. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.8640, Longitude: -86.2086     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Petrey Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

Due to various mapping and measurement errors, the location we give for Petrey Cemetery should not be considered precise.

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<2>This location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that stretches from . A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- ) to Point B.

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