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Persons Bridge, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Persons Bridge ...

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

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

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 Persons Bridge.

  • Typical abbreviation for Persons Bridge: Persons Brg. (or less commonly used: Persons Brdg. or Persons Brdge.)
  • While the name of this community is Persons Bridge, be aware that it's the common practice for mapmakers to remove the apostrophe from possessive names. So Persons Bridge may originally have been Person's Bridge.
  • Sometimes the trailing 's' might be dropped altogether, in which case Persons Bridge might be written as Person Bridge.

Newspapers Published in Persons Bridge ...

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 43 newspapers that have been published in the area around Persons Bridge.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Persons Bridge, there are papers which were published within 19 miles [30.6 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Persons Bridge.

Cemeteries Near Persons Bridge ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Persons Bridge.

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 Persons Bridge covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  E Sanders Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Buttston Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Germany Family Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSE County Line Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bibby Family Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Punkin Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Dudleyville Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Harmony Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE New Harmony Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Old Harmony Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Waites Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Blanton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Sims Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Lebanon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Daviston Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Daviston Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mountain Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Darian Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNW Leander Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Gillam Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Langley Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Dean - Shirley Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bailey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Milam Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Eagle Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Poplar Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hill - Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Chappell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NNW County Line Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Slaughters Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Fargason Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Sandy Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Old Rock Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Milltown Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Abanda Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Old Vickers Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Harmony Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hutchinson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Woods Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  S McCord Cemetery   [Map]     
  S New Canaan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Midway Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE St. John United Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Tatum Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Wadley Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Old Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Antioch 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.

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

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

Denver   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North (N) from Persons Bridge
 - Denver had a post office and no railroad service
Buttston   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Persons Bridge
 - Buttston had a post office and no railroad service
Dudleyville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Persons Bridge
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Dudleyville had a post office and no railroad service
Bosworth   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Persons Bridge
 - Bosworth had a post office and no railroad service
Matilda   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Persons Bridge
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Matilda had a post office and no railroad service
Daviston   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Persons Bridge
 - 1895 population of 141 people (with 209 people in 2016)
 - Daviston had a post office and no railroad service
Easton   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Persons Bridge
 - Easton had a post office and no railroad service
Marcoot   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Persons Bridge
 - Marcoot had a post office and no railroad service
Zana - Historic   [Map]
 - While Zana was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Persons Bridge
 - 1895 population of 204 people
 - Zana 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 Persons Bridge. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Persons Bridge 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Persons Bridge is historic, it would have been located within present day Tallapoosa County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Tallapoosa County: Chambers, Clay, Coosa, Elmore, Lee, Macon & Randolph.

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

Tallapoosa     (The home county for Persons Bridge)
      Frog Eye   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Daviston   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Slaughters - Historic   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      New Site   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Goldville   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Camp Hill   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Dadeville   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Jacksons' Gap   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Agricola   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Alkehatchee - Historic   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Alexander City   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Hackneyville   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Penton   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Abanda   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      LaFayette   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Five Points   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Fredonia   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Standing Rock   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Cusseta   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Evansville   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      McCosh Mill - Historic   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Huguley   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Lanett   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Plant City   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Motley   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Mellow Valley   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Cragford   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Millerville   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Lineville   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Ashland   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Barfield   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Delta   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hollins   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Elder   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Micaville   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hollis Crossroads   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Abel   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Kellyton   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Ray   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Goodwater   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Equality   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hissop   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Rockford   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Stewartville   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Weogufka   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Kent   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Eclectic   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Tallassee   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Claud   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Erie - Historic   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Waverly   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      The Bottle   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Loachapoka   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Opelika   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Ridgewood Village   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Beauregard   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Salem   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Prince Crossroads   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Marvyn   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Liberty City   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Notasulga   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Tuskegee   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Wadley   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Almond   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Roanoke   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Rock Mills   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Wedowee   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Woodland   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Morrison Crossroad   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Newell   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Graham   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Waldo   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Abihka - Historic   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Sycamore   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Mignon   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Sylacauga   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Harris (GA)
      Pine Lake (GA)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
Heard (GA)
      Glenn (GA)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Ephesus (GA)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Franklin (GA)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Roosterville (GA)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Centralhatchee (GA)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Troup (GA)
      Abbottsford (GA)   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      West Point (GA)   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      West Lake Village (GA)   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      LaGrange (GA)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Pioneer Village (GA)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Asta Village (GA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Brays Lakeview (GA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

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 - although it should be mentioned 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 Persons Bridge:

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 Tallapoosa County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Chambers 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    
Coosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Elmore County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Lee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Macon County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Randolph County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Talladega County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Harris County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Heard County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Troup County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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 Persons Bridge, 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 from Persons Bridge. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Persons Bridge) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Persons Bridge. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.9737, Longitude: -85.6069     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Persons Bridge 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 Persons Bridge.