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Peytona Points, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Peytona Points ...

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 Peytona Points (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 Peytona Points. 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.

Name Variations for Peytona Points ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with Peytona Points.

  • Typical abbreviation for Peytona Points: Peytona Pts.

Newspapers Published in Peytona Points ...

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 53 newspapers that have been published in the area around Peytona Points.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Peytona Points, there are papers which were published within 8 miles [12.9 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Peytona Points.

Cemeteries Near Peytona Points ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Peytona Points.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Kernachan Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Whitamore Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE McKiernan Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SE Hennigan Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Pearsall Cemetery [Map]      
  S Peden Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Mt. Pleasant Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Carter Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Jones Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Hawkins Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  N Huff Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Tate - Russell Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Price Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Huff Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Tri-Cities Memorial Gardens [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  N McGee Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Murphy - Kemper - Cockburn Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Jackson Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Cole Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Stanley Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Faircloth Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Douglass Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Harden Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Peck Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Bailey Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Harrison Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Wilson Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Price Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSE Wilson Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Hennigan Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Oak Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Hale Cemetery [Map]      
  N Cox Cemetery [Map]      
  NW St. Michaels Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Moore Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Kachelman Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Gresham Cemetery [Map]      
  W Florence Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Oakwood Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Blocker Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Adams Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Glendale Cemetery [Map]      
  S Mayers Cemetery [Map]      
  S Gargis Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Leigh Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Shaw Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Foster Cemetery [Map]      
  E Houston Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Williams Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Old Tanyard Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Jordan Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Holden Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Greenview Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  W Mt. Calvary Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Aycock Cemetery [Map]      
  S Rand Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Madding Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Dillahunty Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Midway Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Sheffield Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Barkley Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Butler Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Crow Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Bluewater Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Underwood Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Coffee Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  N Canerday Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Oakwood Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Colbert County Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  SW Morning Star Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Gunn Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Bickley Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Preuit Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Cal Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Brickhouse Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Cal Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Davenport Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Childers Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Mathews Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Perkins Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Ebenezer Cemetery [Map]      
  E Westmoreland Cemetery [Map]      
  E Butler Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Belew Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Wilson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Stutts Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Chisholm Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Jackson Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Ricks Cemetery [Map]      
  S LaGrange Cemetery [Map]      
  S Blythe Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  N Pleasant Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE King Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE King Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Fuqua Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Warren Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Troupe Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Berry Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Gibson Cemetery [Map]      
  E Ingram Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Piney Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Crow Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Pettus Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Wright Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Thompson Cemetery [Map]      
  N Emaline Stutts Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW George Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Anderson 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>

While we didn't find Peytona Points in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Peytona Points.

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

Beach Grove   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Peytona Points
 - 1895 population of 59 people
 - Beach Grove had a post office and no railroad service
Saint Florian   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Peytona Points
 - 1895 population of 100 people (with 464 people in 2015)
 - Saint Florian had a post office and no railroad service
South Florence   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Peytona Points
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - South Florence had a post office and railroad service
Mars Hill   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Peytona Points
 - Mars Hill had railroad service and no post office
Florence   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Peytona Points
 - 1895 population of 6,012 people (with 40,026 people in 2015)
 - Florence had a post office and railroad service
Bailey Springs   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Peytona Points
 - Bailey Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Leighton   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Peytona Points
 - Leighton had a post office and railroad service
Sheffield   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Peytona Points
 - 1895 population of 2,731 people (with 9,108 people in 2015)
 - Sheffield 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 Peytona Points. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Peytona Points 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.

Peytona Points is located in Colbert County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Colbert County: Franklin, Lauderdale, Lawrence & Tishomingo (MS).

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

Colbert     (The home county for Peytona Points)
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   S   Less than 2 miles
      Ford City   [Map]   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Burntout   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hodges   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bainbridge - Historic   [Map]   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Killen   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Saint Florian   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Florence   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Arnot   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Atlas - Historic   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Canaan - Historic   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Cypress Creek   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Green Hill   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Lester   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Clifton - Historic   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Athens   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Estaville - Historic   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hackleburg   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Danville   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
Tishomingo (MS)
      Iuka (MS)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Tishomingo (MS)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Giles (TN)
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Green Field (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Weakley (TN)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Gordon (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Pulaski (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Wales (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lawrence (TN)
      Iron City (TN)   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Loretto (TN)   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Fall River (TN)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lawrenceburg (TN)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      New Prospect (TN)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Flatwoods (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Park Grove (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ethridge (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Webber City (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Wayne (TN)
      Corning (TN) - Historic   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Collinwood (TN)   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Lutts (TN)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Waynesboro (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we 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 - 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 Peytona Points:

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 Colbert County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lauderdale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Limestone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tishomingo County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Giles County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lawrence County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Wayne County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Colbert County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Colbert 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
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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Peytona Points. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8062, Longitude: -87.5553     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Peytona Points 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 Peytona Points, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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