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1890 Communities Near Petersville ...

We largely 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. Over time, we will continue to add communities that we find during on-going research.

We largely 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. Over time, we will continue to add communities that we find during on-going research.

If it applies, we indicate whether a community no longer exists and is now historic.<1>

While we didn't find Petersville in the Atlas, the following communities of the 1890's would have been found near the current location of Petersville.

Bailey Springs   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the East Northeast (ENE) from Petersville
 - Bailey Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Barton   (Colbert County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Petersville
 - 1895 population of 130 people
 - Barton had a post office and railroad service
 
Beach Grove   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East (E) from Petersville
 - 1895 population of 59 people
 - Beach Grove had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cloverdale   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Petersville
 - Cloverdale had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cypress Inn (TN)   (Wayne County (TN))       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Petersville
 - 1895 population of 91 people
 - Cypress Inn had a post office and no railroad service
 
Florence   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Petersville
 - 1895 population of 6,012 people (with 40,026 people in 2015)
 - Florence had a post office and railroad service
 
Gravelly Springs   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West (W) from Petersville
 - Gravelly Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Green Hill   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Petersville
 - 1895 population of 832 people
 - Green Hill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Iron City (TN)   (Lawrence County (TN))       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Petersville
 - 1895 population of 381 people
 - Iron City had a post office and railroad service
 
Jacksonburg   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Petersville
 - Jacksonburg had a post office and railroad service
 
Kendell   (Lauderdale County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Kendell was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Petersville
 - Kendell had a post office and no railroad service
 
Leighton   (Colbert County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Petersville
 - Leighton had a post office and railroad service
 
Light (TN)   (Wayne County (TN)) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Light was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Petersville
 - Light had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mars Hill   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the East (E) from Petersville
 - Mars Hill had railroad service and no post office
 
Oakland   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Petersville
 - 1895 population of 57 people
 - Oakland had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pleasant Valley (TN)   (Wayne County (TN)) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Pleasant Valley was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Petersville
 - Pleasant Valley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pruitton   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Petersville
 - Pruitton had a post office and railroad service
 
Rhodesville   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) from Petersville
 - Rhodesville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Saint Florian   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Petersville
 - 1895 population of 100 people (with 464 people in 2015)
 - Saint Florian had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sheffield   (Colbert County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Petersville
 - 1895 population of 2,731 people (with 9,108 people in 2015)
 - Sheffield had a post office and railroad service
 
Smithsonia   (Lauderdale County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Petersville
 - Smithsonia had a post office and no railroad service
 
South Florence   (Colbert County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Petersville
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - South Florence had a post office and railroad service
 
Spring Valley   (Colbert County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Petersville
 - 1895 population of 96 people
 - Spring Valley had a post office and railroad service
 
Tuscumbia   (Colbert County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Petersville
 - 1895 population of 2,491 people (with 8,474 people in 2015)
 - Tuscumbia had a post office and railroad service
 
Webster   (Lauderdale County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Webster was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Petersville
 - Webster had a post office and no railroad service

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Petersville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8554, Longitude: -87.6917     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Petersville have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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