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Our Genealogical Helper for Pegues Ferry ...

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 Pegues Ferry (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 Pegues Ferry. 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 Pegues Ferry ...

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 21 newspapers that have been published in the area around Pegues Ferry.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Pegues Ferry, there are papers which were published within 21 miles [33.8 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Pegues Ferry.

Cemeteries Near Pegues Ferry ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Pegues Ferry.

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 Pegues Ferry covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW Sand Island Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SE Bones Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pledger Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Old St. Francis Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mendenhall Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SE Powell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Canton Bend Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSE Cook Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Becks Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSE Tait Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Burford Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pigeonfield Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSE Magnolia Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Sodom Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Irby Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Prairie Bluff Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Thornhill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  ESE McIntosh Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Camden Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Bell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pettway Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Sandhill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bennett Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Canaan Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Goshen Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N Marsh Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bridges Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bennett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Young Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Young Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pritchard Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Enon Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Shields Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Marsh Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Tait Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Capell Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Wheeler Quarter Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hotel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE McMillan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Poplar Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Dunaway Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Collier Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Pine Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Shell Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Shamburger Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Mt. Andrew Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Rehoboth Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Young Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW St. Matthews 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 Pegues Ferry in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Pegues Ferry.

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

Rockwest   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Pegues Ferry
 - Rockwest had a post office and no railroad service
Millers Ferry   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Pegues Ferry
 - Millers Ferry had a post office and no railroad service
Yellow Bluff   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Pegues Ferry
 - 1895 population of 30 people (with 170 people in 2017)
 - Yellow Bluff had a post office and no railroad service
Prairie Bluff   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Pegues Ferry
 - 1895 population of 156 people
 - Prairie Bluff had a post office and no railroad service
Camden   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Pegues Ferry
 - 1895 population of 545 people (with 1,845 people in 2017)
 - Camden had a post office and no railroad service
Boiling Springs   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Pegues Ferry
 - 1895 population of 65 people
 - Boiling Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Bethel   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Pegues Ferry
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Bethel had a post office and no railroad service
Nellie   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Pegues Ferry
 - Nellie 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 Pegues Ferry. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Pegues Ferry 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 and doctors 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.

Pegues Ferry 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 Pegues Ferry. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Pegues Ferry:

Wilcox     (The home county for Pegues Ferry)
      Millers Ferry   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Yellow Bluff   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Boykin   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Camden   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Anne Manie   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Kimbrough   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Catherine   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Coy   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Arlington   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Pine Hill   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Alberta   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Lower Peach Tree   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Oak Hill   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Forest Home   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cedahoma - Historic   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Pennington   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Thomasville   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Dickinson   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Fulton   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Grove Hill   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Whatley   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Campbell   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Morvin   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Ramah   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bermuda   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Safford   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Minter   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Cahaba - Historic   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Browns   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Marion Junction   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Sardis   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Sunset Mill Village   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Selma   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Tyler   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Valley Grande   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Gallion   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Prairieville   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Newbern   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bragg's   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Benton   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Vineland   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Magnolia   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Ellison - Historic   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Thomaston   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Crenshaw - Historic   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Dixon's Mills   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Dayton   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Sweet Water   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Linden   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Providence   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Faunsdale   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Half Acre   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Blue Lock - Historic   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hybart   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Vredenburgh   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Buena Vista   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Lovan - Historic   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Beatrice   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Scratch Ankle   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Finchburg - Historic   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Tunnel Springs   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Peterman   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Pine Orchard   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Monroeville   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Perdue Hill   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Freetown   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      The Village   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Uniontown   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Marion   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 helpful 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 Pegues Ferry:

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:

Butler County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
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    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Lowndes 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    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Alabama

About Wilcox County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting in Pegues Ferry. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Pegues Ferry) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pegues Ferry. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.0443, Longitude: -87.4106     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Pegues Ferry 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:

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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 Pegues Ferry, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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