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North Perry, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for North Perry ...

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 North Perry (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 North Perry. 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 North Perry ...

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 North Perry.

  • Typical abbreviation for North Perry: N. Perry

Newspapers Published in North Perry ...

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 51 newspapers that have been published in the area around North Perry.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of North Perry, 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 North Perry.

Cemeteries Near North Perry ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of North Perry.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WNW Faith Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Fellowship Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNW Waycross Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SE Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Griffin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Old Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW New Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Herman Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Turner Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bethesda Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pleasant Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNW Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Harper Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Heiberger Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Holley Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Chambers Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Burrough Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Burroughs Cemetery   [Map]     
  W New Harmony Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Elvins Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pine Flat Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Campbellite Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Wooley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mulberry Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Redick Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Burton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Curry Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. Nebo Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Ramey Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  W Shelton Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Agnew Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SSW Walthill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW DeYampert Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Scarborough Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Paynes Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pondville Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Morning Star 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.<3>

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

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

Morgan Springs   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from North Perry
 - 1895 population of 42 people
 - Morgan Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Ironville   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from North Perry
 - 1895 population of 36 people
 - Ironville had a post office and no railroad service
Brush Creek   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) from North Perry
 - 1895 population of 91 people
 - Brush Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Folsom   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from North Perry
 - Folsom had a post office and no railroad service
Jericho   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from North Perry
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Jericho had a post office and no railroad service
Levert   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from North Perry
 - Levert had a post office and no railroad service
Pondville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from North Perry
 - Pondville had a post office and no railroad service
Marion   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from North Perry
 - 1895 population of 1,982 people (with 3,432 people in 2016)
 - Marion 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 North Perry. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring North Perry 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 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.

North Perry is located in Perry County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Perry County: Bibb, Chilton, Dallas, Hale & Marengo.

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

Perry     (The home county for North Perry)
      Marion   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Sprott   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Oakmulgee   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Uniontown   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      The Village   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Freetown   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Jones   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Fremont   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Egypt - Historic   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Brent   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Centreville   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      East Town   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Scottsville   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Fikestown - Historic   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Pratt Ferry - Historic   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Lawley   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Blocton - Historic   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bucktown - Historic   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Burmah - Historic   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Corinne - Historic   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      West Blocton   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Stanton   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Maplesville   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Jemison   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Thorsby   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Browns   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Marion Junction   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Plantersville   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Valley Grande   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Selma   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Sunset Mill Village   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Safford   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cahaba - Historic   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Knoxville   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Eutaw   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Forkland   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Union   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Clinton   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Boligee   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      West Greene   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Phipps - Historic   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Greensboro   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Newbern   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Sawyerville   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Moundville   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Akron   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Oak Village   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Prairieville   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Arcola   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Gallion   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Kimbrell   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Faunsdale   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Demopolis   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Dayton   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Crenshaw - Historic   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Thomaston   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Providence   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Pin Hook   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Linden   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Wilton   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Sawmill Town   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Montevallo   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Duncanville   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Coaling   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Foster's   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Ralph   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cottondale   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Sahama Village   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Vance   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Alberta City   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ingleside Village   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Peterson   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Brookwood   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Holt   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Tuscaloosa   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Alberta   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

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 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 North Perry:

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 Perry County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Autauga County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bibb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Chilton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dallas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Greene County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marengo County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Tuscaloosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wilcox County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Alabama

About Perry County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Perry County: www.perrycounty-al.org/

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' (or point-to-point) distance from North Perry. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- North Perry) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in North Perry. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.7848, Longitude: -87.4056     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for North Perry have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.

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<3>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 North Perry, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for North Perry.