Petrey Alabama

Petrey Alabama

Petrey Alabama is one of the Best Small Towns in Alabama.

Location of Petrey in Crenshaw County by DemocraticLuntz
Location of Petrey in Crenshaw County by DemocraticLuntz

Petrey Alabama is a town in Crenshaw County. Petrey is located in northeastern Crenshaw County in the south-central part of the state. The population was 58 at the 2010 census.

George Petrey and his first wife, Martha Ann Blackwater, settled in the area known now known as Petrey about 1850 after the couple moved west from the Carolinas. The town originally was called Forkland, but the name was eventually changed because so many Petreys were living in the area.

As of the census of 2000, there were 63 people, 28 households, and 15 families residing in the town. The population density was 85.6 people per square mile. There were 37 housing units at an average density of 50.2 per square mile. The racial makeup of the town was 95.24% White and 4.76% Black or African American. 4.76% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Petrey Alabama Education

Students in Petrey attend Crenshaw County schools; no public schools are located within the town limits.

Petrey Alabama Transportation

County Highway 30 (aka Beaver Pond Road) bisects Petrey east-west, then turns sharply to the south as it exits the town’s eastern border. County Highway 59 bisects Petrey running north-south.

Petrey Alabama Events and Places of Interest

Petrey holds an annual Fourth of July Celebration at the Petrey Community Center. It includes live music, food, and fireworks. The quarter-mile Petrey Recreational Trail is located near the historic community center.