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Our Genealogical Helper for Peaceburg ...

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 Peaceburg (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 insight while doing our genealogical research.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Peaceburg. 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.

Newspapers Published in Peaceburg ...

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 65 newspapers that have been published in the area around Peaceburg.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Peaceburg, there are papers which were published within 10 miles [16.1 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Peaceburg.

Cemeteries Near Peaceburg ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Peaceburg.

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 new browser window will open with a Google map 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 and 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 Peaceburg covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  WNW New Mt. Sellers Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Anniston Cemetery [Map]      
  N Gladden Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Hampton Cemetery [Map]      
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNE Alexandria Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSE Lloyds Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Crooks Cemetery [Map]      
  E Halls Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW New Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Westview Gardens Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Middleton Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SE Edgemont Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Prisoner of War Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NW Ohatchee Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNW Hebron Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Hillside Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Highland Cemetery [Map]      
  E Ft. McClellan Military Cemetery [Map]      
  E New Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  E Fourmile Cemetery [Map]      
  W Ragan Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNE Seven Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  N Crystal Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Ten Island Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Creswell Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Oxford Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  ENE Jacksonville Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Hillcrest Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Greenlawn Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Tredagar - Boozer Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Moore Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Green Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Plum Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
  S Coldwater Cemetery [Map]      
  N Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Oconee Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Forestlawn Gardens Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Union Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Whites Gap Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Carpenter Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Munger Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Green 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.<2>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Peaceburg had a post office and no railroad service.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Peaceburg, with the one closest to Peaceburg listed first.

Morrisville   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Peaceburg
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Morrisville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bera - Historic   [Map]
 - While Bera was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Peaceburg
 - Bera had a post office and no railroad service
 
Leatherwood   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Peaceburg
 - Leatherwood had railroad service and no post office
 
Alexandria   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Peaceburg
 - 1895 population of 110 people
 - Alexandria had a post office and railroad service
 
Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]
 - While Cane Creek was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Peaceburg
 - 1895 population of 40 people
 - Cane Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Blue Mountain   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Peaceburg
 - Blue Mountain had railroad service and no post office
 
Grayton   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Peaceburg
 - Grayton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hebron - Historic   [Map]
 - While Hebron was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Peaceburg
 - Hebron had a post office and railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Peaceburg. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Peaceburg in the 1890's.

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 and doctors 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.

Peaceburg is located in Calhoun County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Calhoun County: Cherokee, Cleburne, Etowah, Saint Clair & Talladega.

Below are the counties that are near Peaceburg. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Peaceburg:

  DirectionDistance
Calhoun     (The home county for Peaceburg)
      Alexandria   [Map]   NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Clark - Historic   [Map]   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Bera - Historic   [Map]   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Chigger Ridge - Historic   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Blue Springs   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Saks   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Beasley - Historic   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Weaver   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Wellington   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Blue Mountain   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Cobb Town   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
 
Blount
      Straight Mountain   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Highland Lake   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Oneonta   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Allgood   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Snead   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Rosa   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Remlap   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Craig   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Cherokee
      Spring Garden   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Coloma - Historic   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Centre   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Howells Crossroads   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cedar Bluff   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Kirk's Grove   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Clay
      Elder   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Delta   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Barfield   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Lineville   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Ashland   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cragford   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Millerville   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Mellow Valley   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Cleburne
      Abel   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Heflin   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Hollis Crossroads   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Arbacoochee   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Fruithurst   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Micaville   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Borden Springs   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Muscadine   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Ranburne   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
DeKalb
      Collinsville   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mount Vernon   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Etowah
      Brannon Springs - Historic   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Cobb City   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Southside   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Glencoe   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Rainbow City   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Hokes Bluff   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Gadsden   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Banner   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Attalla   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Alabama City   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Black Creek Falls - Historic   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
 
Jefferson
      Ayres   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Breakstone Village   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      East Trussville - Historic   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Clay   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Leeds   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Trussville   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Cahaba Village   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Scott City   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Marshall
      Boaz   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bartlett - Historic   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Horton   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Randolph
      Morrison Crossroad   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Newell   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Wedowee   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Woodland   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Graham   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Saint Clair
      Ragland   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Riverside   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Coal City   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Steele   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Wattsville   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Avondale Village   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Pell City   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Cropwell   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Glen City   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Fountainrun - Historic   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
 
Shelby
      Vincent   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Sterrett   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Dunnavant   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Vandiver   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Talladega
      Grant Town   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Munford   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Colony   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Windsong Island   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Talladega   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Waldo   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Logan Martin Dam   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Abihka - Historic   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Winterboro   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Sycamore   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Carroll (GA)
      Bowdon (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Haralson (GA)
      Tallapoosa (GA)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Budapest (GA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Felton (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Polk (GA)
      Esom Hill (GA)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or 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 - 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 Peaceburg:

These websites are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     USGenWeb     Genealogy Trails    

Website for the Alabama Department of Archives & History

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

These pages are specific to Calhoun County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cherokee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cleburne County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
DeKalb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Randolph County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Talladega County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Carroll County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Haralson County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Polk County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Peaceburg ...

While our initial data for Peaceburg came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Peaceburg in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Peaceburg.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide
      Published by Rand McNally & Co.      (Document found on Google Books)
Notes for Peaceburg:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
 
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Peaceburg.
      See our Misc Page for Peaceburg for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Alabama

About Calhoun County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Calhoun County: www.calhouncounty.org/

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







Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Peaceburg. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.7395, Longitude: -85.9105     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Peaceburg have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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 Peaceburg, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Peaceburg.



 
 
 

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