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Peters, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Peters ...

So far, we have found very little information about Peters. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Peters to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Peters, please Contact Us.

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 Peters (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 Peters. 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 Peters ...

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 32 newspapers that have been published in the area around Peters.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Peters, there are papers which were published within 13 miles [20.9 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Peters.

Cemeteries Near Peters ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Peters.

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

Distance &

Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSE New Canaan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Rooks Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Asbury Cemetery   [Map]     
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  W Martling Cemetery   [Map]     
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  E Dalrymple Cemetery   [Map]     
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Eason Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Alder Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  S New Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Clark Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]     
  E McKendree Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Piney Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Kirby Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW King Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Myrtletree Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Marvin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Lowrey Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Turnover Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Center Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW New Brashiers Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Woosley Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Blessing Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Forester Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE De Kalb Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  NW Haney Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Old Albertville Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Little Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Memorial Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Norris Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Chandler Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Kennamer Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Rainey Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Rehobeth Cemetery   [Map]     
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  N McFarland Cemetery   [Map]     
  N McFarlane Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Little Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Kirby Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Henry Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Henryville Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Roden Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Thomason Cemetery   [Map]     
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Crestview Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Mt. High Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Old Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Corinth Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Freedom Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Greens Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Vaught Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW McDonald Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Guntersville City 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.

Peters itself is historic and was described in the Rand McNally Atlas as having a post office and no railroad service.

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

Jink - Historic   [Map]
 - While Jink was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North (N) from Peters
 - Jink had a post office and no railroad service
Rogers   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Peters
 - Rogers had a post office and no railroad service
Whiton   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Peters
 - Whiton had a post office and no railroad service
Martling   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West (W) from Peters
 - 1895 population of 142 people
 - Martling had a post office and no railroad service
McVille   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Peters
 - McVille had a post office and no railroad service
Minorville - Historic   [Map]
 - While Minorville was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Peters
 - 1895 population of 36 people
 - Minorville had a post office and no railroad service
Geraldine   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Peters
 - Geraldine had a post office and no railroad service
Grove Oak   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Peters
 - 1895 population of 210 people
 - Grove Oak had a post office and no railroad service
Pendergrass - Historic   [Map]
 - While Pendergrass was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Peters
 - Pendergrass had a post office and no railroad service
Meltonsville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Peters
 - Meltonsville had a post office and no railroad service
Rains - Historic   [Map]
 - While Rains was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Peters
 - Rains 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 Peters. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Peters 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Peters is historic, it would have been located within present day Marshall County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Marshall County: Blount, Cullman, DeKalb, Etowah, Jackson, Madison & Morgan.

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

Marshall     (The home county for Peters)
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Grant   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Bartlett - Historic   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Snead   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Craig   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Summit   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Rosa   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Oneonta   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Oak Level   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Douthrittville - Historic   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cochran Springs   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Adelia - Historic   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Collins - Historic   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Wellington   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Ohatchee   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Goshen - Historic   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Merrellton   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Centre   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cedar Bluff   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Gaylesville   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Broomtown   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Coloma - Historic   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cedar Springs - Historic   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Howells Crossroads   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Grantville - Historic   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Kirk's Grove   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      East Point   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Collinsville   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Reece City   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Bennettsville - Historic   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Black Creek Falls - Historic   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Langston   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Section   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Dutton   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Gray - Historic   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Berrys - Historic   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      English Village   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ryland   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Eva   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Saint Clair
      Steele   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
Chattooga (GA)
      Cloudland (GA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Menlo (GA)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Lyerly (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 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 Peters:

These websites are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

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 Marshall County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cherokee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
DeKalb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chattooga County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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

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 Peters:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
The GNIS database contains an entry for Peters.
      See our Misc Page for Peters for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Alabama

About Marshall County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Marshall County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Peters, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting in Peters. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Peters) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Peters. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3654, Longitude: -86.1161     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Peters have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Peters.


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