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Perdue Hill, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Perdue Hill ...

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 Perdue 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 Perdue 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 Perdue 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 20 newspapers that have been published in the area around Perdue Hill.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Perdue Hill, there are papers which were published within 22 miles [35.4 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Perdue Hill.

Cemeteries Near Perdue Hill ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Perdue 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 Perdue Hill covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW McConnico Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNW Claiborne Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  ENE Old Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Linder Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mexia Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Wiggins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Carry Mt. Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SE Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSE Baas Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bryant Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Forehand Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  N Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SE Coleman Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Excel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hillcrest Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bryant - Deer 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 Perdue Hill had a population of 282 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Claiborne   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Perdue Hill
 - 1895 population of 112 people
 - Claiborne had a post office and no railroad service
Gosport   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Perdue Hill
 - 1895 population of 70 people
 - Gosport had a post office and no railroad service
Finchburg - Historic   [Map]
 - While Finchburg was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Perdue Hill
 - Finchburg had a post office and no railroad service
Barlow Bend   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Perdue Hill
 - 1895 population of 42 people
 - Barlow Bend had a post office and railroad service
Monroeville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Perdue Hill
 - 1895 population of 140 people (with 6,072 people in 2016)
 - Monroeville had a post office and no railroad service
Axle   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Perdue Hill
 - Axle had a post office and no railroad service
Gainestown   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Perdue Hill
 - 1895 population of 85 people
 - Gainestown had a post office and no railroad service
Suggsville   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Perdue Hill
 - 1895 population of 58 people
 - Suggsville had a post office and no railroad service
Alma   [Map]
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Perdue Hill
 - Alma 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 Perdue Hill. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Perdue 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 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.

Perdue Hill is located in Monroe County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Monroe County: Baldwin, Butler, Clarke, Conecuh, Escambia & Wilcox.

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

Monroe     (The home county for Perdue Hill)
      Mexia   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Frisco City   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Finchburg - Historic   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Monroeville   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Scratch Ankle   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Excel   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Megargel   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Goodway   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Peterman   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Uriah   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Tunnel Springs   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Little River   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Tensaw   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Perdido   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Gainestown   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Whatley   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Alma   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Walker Springs   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Dickinson   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Grove Hill   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Rockville   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Carlton   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Jackson   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Fulton   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Stave Creek   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Salitpa   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Repton   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Bermuda   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Range   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Lenox   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Belleville   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Evergreen   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Castleberry   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Jay Villa - Historic   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Nymph   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Centerville   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Huxford   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Atmore   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Flomaton   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Brewton   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Pollard   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      East Brewton   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Riverview   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Vineland   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ellison - Historic   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Calvert   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Leroy   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bassetts Creek   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Sunflower   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Wagarville   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Saint Stephen's   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      McIntosh   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Malcolm   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hobson   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Frankville   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bigbee   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Lower Peach Tree   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Coy   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Yellow Bluff   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      McWilliams   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Pine Hill   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Camden   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Kimbrough   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Oak Hill   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Anne Manie   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Arlington   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Pine Apple   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Awin   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Escambia (FL)
      Century (FL)   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Perdue Hill, see our County-by-County Page for Perdue 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 Perdue 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 Monroe County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Baldwin 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    
Escambia County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marengo County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Mobile County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Washington County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wilcox County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Escambia County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

While our initial data for Perdue Hill came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Perdue 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 Perdue 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 Perdue Hill:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Perdue Hill.
      See our Misc Page for Perdue Hill for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Alabama

About Monroe County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Perdue Hill. 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 beginning in Perdue Hill. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Perdue Hill) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Perdue Hill. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Perdue Hill

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Perdue Hill. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.5141, Longitude: -87.4933     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Perdue Hill 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 Perdue Hill, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Perdue Hill.