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Peek's Hill, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Peek's Hill ...

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

We've added Peek's Hill to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Peek's Hill, 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 Peek's Hill (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 Peek's Hill. 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 Peek's Hill ...

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 48 newspapers that have been published in the area around Peek's Hill.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Peek's Hill, 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 Peek's Hill.

Cemeteries Near Peek's Hill ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Peek's Hill.

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 Peek's Hill covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SE Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ENE Crystal Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNE Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Ohatchee Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Crooks Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Ten Island Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Middleton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Gladden Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Seven Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  W Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hampton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Alexandria Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pilgrims Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSE New Mt. Sellers Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Ragan Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Anniston Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Halls Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Tredagar - Boozer Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Moore Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
  W Heald Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  E Munger Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Ohatchee #2 Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Landers Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Crestwood Memorial Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N Tillison Cemetery   [Map]     
  S New Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hillcrest Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Greenlawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Carpenter 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.

Peek's Hill itself is historic and was described in the Rand McNally Atlas as having a population of 113 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Peek's Hill, with the one closest to Peek's Hill listed first.

Hebron - Historic   [Map]
 - While Hebron was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Southeast (SE) from Peek's Hill
 - Hebron had a post office and railroad service
Duke   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East (E) from Peek's Hill
 - 1895 population of 98 people
 - Duke had a post office and railroad service
Grayton   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Peek's Hill
 - Grayton had a post office and no railroad service
Laney   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Peek's Hill
 - Laney had a post office and railroad service
Markton   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Peek's Hill
 - Markton had a post office and no railroad service
Ottery   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Peek's Hill
 - Ottery had a post office and no railroad service
Ohatchee   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Peek's Hill
 - Ohatchee had a post office and railroad service
Sulphur Springs   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Peek's Hill
 - Sulphur Springs had railroad service and no post office
Mack - Historic   [Map]
 - While Mack was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Peek's Hill
 - Mack had a post office and no railroad service
Francis   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Peek's Hill
 - Francis 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 Peek's Hill. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Peek's Hill 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

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 south 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 Peek's Hill is historic, it would have been located within present day Calhoun County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Calhoun County: Cherokee, Cleburne, Etowah, Saint Clair & Talladega.

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

Calhoun     (The home county for Peek's Hill)
      Douthrittville - Historic   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Oak Level   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Wellington   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Cochran Springs   [Map]   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Chigger Ridge - Historic   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Clark - Historic   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Ohatchee   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Beasley - Historic   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Alexandria   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Blue Springs   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Bera - Historic   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Straight Mountain   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Highland Lake   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Oneonta   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Fridays Crossing   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Snead   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Allgood   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Craig   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Rosa   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Spring Garden   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Coloma - Historic   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Centre   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Rock Run   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Howells Crossroads   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cedar Bluff   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Gaylesville   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Kirk's Grove   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Grantville - Historic   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Elder   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Delta   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Barfield   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lineville   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ashland   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Abel   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Heflin   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Borden Springs   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hollis Crossroads   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Fruithurst   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Arbacoochee   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Muscadine   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Micaville   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Collinsville   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Mount Vernon   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Dog Town   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Lickskillet   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Brannon Springs - Historic   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Cobb City   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Pilgrims Rest   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Southside   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Glencoe   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Rainbow City   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Gadsden   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Hokes Bluff   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Black Creek Falls - Historic   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Alabama City   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Attalla   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Ayres   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Breakstone Village   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Clay   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      East Trussville - Historic   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Trussville   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Village Springs   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Leeds   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Cahaba Village   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Palmerdale   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bartlett - Historic   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Horton   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Morrison Crossroad   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Saint Clair
      Ragland   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Steele   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Coal City   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Riverside   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Wattsville   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Avondale Village   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Glen City   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Pell City   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Cropwell   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Calcis   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Dunnavant   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Sterrett   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Grant Town   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Munford   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Colony   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Windsong Island   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Talladega   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Waldo   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Logan Martin Dam   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Winterboro   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Abihka - Historic   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
Floyd (GA)
      Cave Spring (GA)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Haralson (GA)
      Tallapoosa (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Polk (GA)
      Esom Hill (GA)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]

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

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 offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - you should note 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 Peek's Hill:

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 Calhoun County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cherokee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cleburne 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    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Randolph County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Talladega County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Floyd County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Haralson County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Polk County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

While our initial data for Peek's Hill came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Peek's Hill 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 Peek's Hill.

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community located in Alabama

About Calhoun County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Calhoun County: www.calhouncounty.org/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/

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 Peek's Hill, 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 starting from Peek's Hill. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Peek's Hill) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Peek's Hill. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.8457, Longitude: -85.9533     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Peek's Hill have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Peek's Hill.