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Lower Peach Tree, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Lower Peach Tree ...

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 Lower Peach Tree (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 Lower Peach Tree. 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 the area of Lower Peach Tree ...

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 38 newspapers that have been published in the area around Lower Peach Tree.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Lower Peach Tree. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Lower Peach Tree and those printed in the larger area surrounding Lower Peach Tree.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> of Lower Peach Tree.

Cemeteries Near Lower Peach Tree ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Lower Peach Tree.

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 Lower Peach Tree covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WNW Lower Peach Tree Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Kennedy Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NE Tait Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  ENE New Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  N Mt. Andrew Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Lane Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Wright Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Shamburger Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Powell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Tait Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Gates Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Kelly Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Fellowship Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Independence Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Shields Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Tate Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Tinela Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hybart Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pine Flat Cemetery   [Map]     
  E McCarty Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE McPherson Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Tate Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N Pine Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Midway Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Enon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Enon 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 Lower Peach Tree had a population of 208 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Culpeper   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Lower Peach Tree
 - Culpeper had a post office and no railroad service
Coy   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Lower Peach Tree
 - Coy had a post office and no railroad service
Tinela   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Lower Peach Tree
 - Tinela had a post office and no railroad service
Yellow Bluff   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Lower Peach Tree
 - 1895 population of 30 people (with 176 people in 2016)
 - Yellow Bluff had a post office and no railroad service
Pine Hill   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Lower Peach Tree
 - 1895 population of 84 people (with 912 people in 2016)
 - Pine Hill had a post office and railroad service
Vashti   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Lower Peach Tree
 - Vashti had a post office and no railroad service
Nellie   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Lower Peach Tree
 - Nellie had a post office and no railroad service
Sunny South   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Lower Peach Tree
 - Sunny South had a post office and railroad service
Dickinson   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Lower Peach Tree
 - Dickinson 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 Lower Peach Tree. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Lower Peach Tree 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.

Lower Peach Tree is located in Wilcox County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Wilcox County: Butler, Clarke, Dallas, Lowndes, Marengo & Monroe.

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

Wilcox     (The home county for Lower Peach Tree)
      Coy   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Yellow Bluff   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Pine Hill   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Kimbrough   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Anne Manie   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Arlington   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Camden   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Millers Ferry   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Boykin   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Catherine   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      McWilliams   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Oak Hill   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Pennington   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bladon Springs   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Choctaw City   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Dickinson   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Fulton   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Thomasville   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Grove Hill   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Whatley   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Walker Springs   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Campbell   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Gainestown   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Alma   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Morvin   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Jackson   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Stave Creek   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bermuda   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Repton   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Belleville   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Lenox   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Range   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Safford   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Minter   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Vineland   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Ellison - Historic   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Dixon's Mills   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Magnolia   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Sweet Water   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Thomaston   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Crenshaw - Historic   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Putnam   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Half Acre   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Nanafalia   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Barrons - Historic   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Linden   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Vredenburgh   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Finchburg - Historic   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Scratch Ankle   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Buena Vista   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Lovan - Historic   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Beatrice   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Perdue Hill   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Tunnel Springs   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Mexia   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Peterman   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Monroeville   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Freetown   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Leroy   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Saint Stephen's   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Frankville   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bassetts Creek   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bigbee   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Wagarville   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These websites either offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although 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 Lower Peach Tree:

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 website for the State of Alabama to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Wilcox County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Choctaw County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clarke County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Conecuh County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dallas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marengo County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Perry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Washington County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Lower Peach Tree ...

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Wilcox County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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' distance that stretches from Lower Peach Tree. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Lower Peach Tree) to Point B.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lower Peach Tree. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.8407, Longitude: -87.5453     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Lower Peach Tree 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 Lower Peach Tree, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Lower Peach Tree.