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Perote, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Perote ...

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 Perote (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 Perote. 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 Perote ...

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 Perote.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Perote, there are papers which were published within 24 miles [38.6 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Perote.

Cemeteries Near Perote ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Perote.

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 Perote covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW Perote Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NW Old Sellers Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SE Rogers Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Cope Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Mt. Harmon Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  S Old Ramah Cemetery [Map]      
  N Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Inverness Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Mt. Calvary Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Dasinger Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Sandfield Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Ramah Cemetery [Map]      
  NW High Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Barnette Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Old Canaan Cemetery [Map]      
  S Conner Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Fairview Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Ox Level Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Mallard Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE McGrady Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Liberty Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Catalpa Cemetery [Map]      
  S Enon Cemetery [Map]      
  E Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
  N Lydia Baptist Cemetery [Map]      
  N Elizabeth Cemetery [Map]      
  N Walter Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Hubbard Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  E Center Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
  W Kelley Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Hussey Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Alexander Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Old Dothan Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Sardis Cemetery [Map]      
  E Mt. Andrew Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Antioch Church 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 Perote had a population of 195 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Star Hill   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Perote
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Star Hill had a post office and no railroad service
Josie   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Perote
 - Josie had a post office and no railroad service
Inverness   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Perote
 - Inverness had a post office and railroad service
Omega   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Perote
 - Omega had a post office and no railroad service
Postoak   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Perote
 - Postoak had a post office and no railroad service
Catalpa   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Perote
 - Catalpa had a post office and no railroad service
Aberfoil   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Perote
 - 1895 population of 65 people
 - Aberfoil had a post office and no railroad service
Pine Grove   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Perote
 - Pine Grove 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 Perote. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Perote 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Perote is located in Bullock County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Bullock County: Barbour, Macon, Montgomery, Pike & Russell.

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

Bullock     (The home county for Perote)
      Smuteye   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Union Springs   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Midway   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Three Notch   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Fitzpatrick   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Louisville   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Clayton   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Clio   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Comer   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Blue Springs   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Spring Hill   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Baker Hill   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Eufaula   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Big Eddy - Historic   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Jack   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Petrey   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Social Town   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Glenwood   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Highland Home   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Luverne   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Rutledge   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Cherokee Village   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Phillips Crossroads   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Ariton   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Skipperville   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Clopton   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Ozark   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Abbeville   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Marvyn   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Armstrong   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Fort Davis   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Hardaway   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Tuskegee   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Shorter   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Grady   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cecil   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Ramer   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Pike Road   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Lapine   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Waugh   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ada   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Mount Meigs   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Banks   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Needmore   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      McClure Town   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Brundidge   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Orion   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Troy   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Mossy Grove Village   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Centre Ridge - Historic   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Kent   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Goshen   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hurtsboro   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hatchechubbee   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Pittsview   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cottonton   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Seale   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Quitman (GA)
      Georgetown (GA)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or 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 it should be mentioned 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 Perote:

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 Bullock County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Barbour County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Coffee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Crenshaw County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Dale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Henry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Macon 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    
Quitman County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Bullock County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Bullock 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 ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Perote ...

While our initial data for Perote came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Perote 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 Perote.

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 Perote:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Perote.
      See our Misc Page for Perote for more information.

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About Bullock County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that begins in Perote. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Perote) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Perote. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Perote

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Perote. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.9477, Longitude: -85.7052     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Perote 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 Perote, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Perote.


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