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
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