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(Crenshaw County, Alabama)


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Profile for the Petrey Cemetery ...

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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 misaligned, although it should be in the general area.

Introduction ...

We have organized the cemeteries in our Gazetteer 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. Should you find yourself in the same situation, we hope that our Gazetteer helps you discover your lost ancestor.

This page contains seven 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.


 

  Petrey Cemetery  


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Nearby communities with newspapers ...

The following communities are those where newspapers have been published and are located in the vicinity of the Petrey Cemetery. The following communities are located in Crenshaw County.

More information can be found on our list of Local Newspapers for the Petrey Cemetery.

Luverne   [Map]
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Petrey Cemetery

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 29 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles 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
 
Belsor Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Petrey Cemetery
 - Located in Pike County
 
Carter Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Petrey Cemetery
 - Located in Pike County
 
Cauthens Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Petrey Cemetery
 
Chapel Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Petrey Cemetery
 - Located in Pike County
 
Davidson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Petrey Cemetery
 - Located in Pike County
 
Elam - Davidson Memorial Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Petrey Cemetery
 - Located in Pike County
 
Fannin Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Petrey Cemetery
 - Located in Montgomery County
 
Garner Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) of the Petrey Cemetery
 - Located in Montgomery County
 
Good Hope Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Petrey Cemetery
 - Located in Pike County
 
Head Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Petrey Cemetery
 - Located in Pike County
 
Hudson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Petrey Cemetery
 
Israel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) of the Petrey Cemetery
 - Located in Pike County
 
Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Petrey Cemetery
 - Located in Pike County
 
Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) of the Petrey Cemetery
 
Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Petrey Cemetery
 
Old Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Petrey Cemetery
 - Located in Pike County
 - Find-A-Grave<4> entry for the Old Mt. 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
 
Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Petrey Cemetery
 - Located in Pike County
 
Rocky Mount Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Petrey Cemetery
 
Sanders Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Petrey Cemetery
 - Located in Pike County
 
Sardis Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Petrey Cemetery
 
Sims Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Petrey Cemetery
 - Located in Pike County
 
Springfield Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) of the Petrey Cemetery
 - Located in Pike County
 
Stephens Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Petrey Cemetery
 - Located in Pike County
 
Thompson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Petrey Cemetery
 
Vernledge Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Petrey Cemetery
 
Williams Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Petrey Cemetery
 - Located in Pike County
 
Wingard Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Petrey Cemetery
 - Located in Pike County

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 21 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Petrey Cemetery.

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

These pages are specific to Crenshaw County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

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

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

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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 starting in . A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- ) to Point B.

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<4>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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