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Peterman, Alabama
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Our Genealogical Helper for Peterman ...

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 Peterman (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 Peterman. 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 Peterman ...

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 32 newspapers that have been published in the area around Peterman.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Peterman, there are papers which were published within 25 miles [40.2 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Peterman.

Cemeteries Near Peterman ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Peterman.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SE Rumbley Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mars Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  N Amity Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SE Puryearville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Philadelphia Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Hillcrest Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bethany Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Old Scotland Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Davidson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S McMillan Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Limestone Faulk Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSE Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE John Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Ramah Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Wiggins Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Daily Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW New Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bermuda Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Lee Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pine Orchard Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Old Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Mexia Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Martin Cemetery   [Map]     
  N New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bryant - Deer Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Carry Mt. Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW New Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bethesda Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Lone Star Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Springhill 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>

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

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

Axle   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Peterman
 - Axle had a post office and no railroad service
Monroeville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Peterman
 - 1895 population of 140 people (with 6,072 people in 2016)
 - Monroeville had a post office and no railroad service
Burnt Corn   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Peterman
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Burnt Corn had a post office and no railroad service
Bermuda   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Peterman
 - 1895 population of 43 people
 - Bermuda had a post office and no railroad service
River Ridge - Historic   [Map]
 - While River Ridge was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Peterman
 - 1895 population of 61 people
 - River Ridge had a post office and no railroad service
Lovan - Historic   [Map]
 - While Lovan was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Peterman
 - Lovan had a post office and no railroad service
Natchez   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Peterman
 - Natchez had a post office and no railroad service
Turnbull   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Peterman
 - 1895 population of 42 people
 - Turnbull 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 Peterman. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Peterman 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 doctors 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.

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

Monroe     (The home county for Peterman)
      Tunnel Springs   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Burnt Corn   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Monroeville   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Pine Orchard   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Lovan - Historic   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Mexia   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Beatrice   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Scratch Ankle   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Excel   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Frisco City   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Buena Vista   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Little River   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Georgiana   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      McKenzie   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Forest Home   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Chapman   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bolling   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Greenville   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Whatley   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Gainestown   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Dickinson   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Alma   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Fulton   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Grove Hill   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Walker Springs   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Thomasville   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Rockville   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Jackson   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Carlton   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Stave Creek   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bermuda   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Repton   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Belleville   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Lenox   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Range   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Evergreen   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Jay Villa - Historic   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Castleberry   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Centerville   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Nymph   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Brooklyn   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Red Level   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Minter   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Huxford   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Brewton   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      East Brewton   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Riverview   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Pollard   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Atmore   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Flomaton   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Vineland   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ellison - Historic   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      McWilliams   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Coy   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Lower Peach Tree   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Awin   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Oak Hill   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Pine Apple   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Camden   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Yellow Bluff   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Snow Hill   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Furman   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Pine Hill   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Boykin   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]

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

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 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 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 Peterman:

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    
Butler 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    
Covington County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dallas 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    
Wilcox County:       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
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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Peterman. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Peterman

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Peterman. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.5849, Longitude: -87.2610     [Map].

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

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Peterman.