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Carters Branch and Petertown Community

Carters Branch and Petertown Communities are located in the northeast section of Tishomingo County, east of Highway 30 and between the Paradise Community and the Alabama state line on the old Natchez Road which is now County Roads 958 and 110.

Carters Branch and Petertown Communities are separated by a branch that runs between the farms of Alexander and Carter.

After Peter Alexander purchased the land on the east side of the branch, this side was named Petertown in his honor. The west side of Carters Branch named in honor of Carter.

There are two churches and two cemeteries located on County Road 958. The churches are Carters Branch Church of Christ and Carter Branch Missionary Baptist Church. Other cemeteries included Martin Cemetery and another located behind Carters Branch Church on the Hern farm.

Two black schools have been located in this area, one on the Johnson farm and the other in from of Carters Branch where Carters Branch Fire Department is now located. In the 1950s Carters Branch School moved to Highway 25 where the old church stood.

Some of the families that have been residents at he present from L.C. Alexander’s resident to the West Colbert County line are: Adams, Alexander, Allen, Anderson, Balwin, Bates, Bennett, Blair, Bogan, Bolton, Box, Brock, Brown, Burgess, Byrd, Cambell, Carter, Convey, Cruce, Cummings, Duke, Finley, Fly, Fugua, Gillmore, Gray, Greenhill, Halley, Hodgers, Holliday, Holeman, Hood, Hurd, Jackson, Johnson, Judge, Keller, Lawborn, Lindsey, Lucas, Luster, Malone, Mann, Martin, McGaha, McRae, Mitchell, Nelson, Orrick, Paden, Patterson, Powell, Pride, Richardson, Robinson, Robertson, Rogers, Russell, Sanders, Shelton, Shumpurt, Soutard, Southward, Spencer, Starkey, Storment, Simmons, Sullivan, Swinney, Tenkersley, Thorne, Tice, Tumlin, Weaver, Whitson, Williams, Woods and Youngs.

Submitted by Viola and Onnie V. Alexander


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