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Our Genealogical Helper for Trapptown ...

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 Trapptown (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 Trapptown. 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 Trapptown ...

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 27 newspapers that have been published in the area around Trapptown.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Trapptown, there are papers which were published within 24 miles [38.6 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Trapptown.

Cemeteries Near Trapptown ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Trapptown.

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Union Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE St. Paul Cemetery [Map]      
  W Watson Cemetery [Map]      
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Chestnut Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Duboise Cemetery [Map]      
  W Smith Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Dime Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Orange Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Orange Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Oak Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  N Gray Rock Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Blue Springs Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Mars Hill Community Church Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Mountain View Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Posey Mill Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Kimbrough Cemetery [Map]      
  W Dooley Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Phil Campbell Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Center Point Cemetery [Map]      
  S Shiloh Methodist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  E Poplar Spring Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Rea Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Beulah Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Sibley Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Arnold Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Sunny Home Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Maxwell Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Macedonia Cemetery [Map]      
  N Cherry Hill Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Denton Hollow Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Spruce Pine Cemetery [Map]      
  W Scharnagle Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Shady Grove Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Bear Creek #1 Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Bear Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Chilcoat Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Ephesus Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Drake Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Templeton Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Harris Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Allen Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Liberty Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW J.R. Swinney Family Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Factory Cemetery [Map]      
  SW John Bull Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Old Union Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Union Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  S County Line Cemetery [Map]      
  S Corinth Heights Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  S New Prospect Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Littleville Community Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Winston Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE DeGraffenreid Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Sargent Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Sylvester Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Mt. Hebron Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Fortner Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Mt. Nebo Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  S Burnett Cemetery [Map]      
  S Davis Family Cemetery North [Map]      
  S Davis Family Cemetery South [Map]      
  NNW Number 6 Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Frost Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Kirk Cemetery [Map]      
  N Sibley Cemetery [Map]      
  N Counts Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Jones Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Orman Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Allen - McRight Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW McWright Cemetery [Map]      
  W Wade Cemetery [Map]      
  W Shady Grove Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Mountain Home Cemetery [Map]      
  S Miller Cemetery [Map]      
  S Hillcrest Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Shiloh East Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Johnson Cemetery (East) [Map]      
  ESE Johnson Cemetery (West) [Map]      
  NNW Friendship Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  E Gum Pond Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Wilson - Nooe Cemetery [Map]      
  N Tharptown Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Keelen Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Old Robinson Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Steadham Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Pounders Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Wingo Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Quinn Memorial Church of Christ Cemetery [Map]      
  W Stone Cemetery [Map]      
  W Brock Cemetery [Map]      
  N Bobo 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 Trapptown in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Trapptown.

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

Spruce Pine   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Trapptown
 - Spruce Pine had a post office and no railroad service
 
Waco   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Trapptown
 - 1895 population of 86 people
 - Waco had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pebble   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Trapptown
 - Pebble had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kinlock - Historic   [Map]
 - While Kinlock was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Trapptown
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - Kinlock had a post office and no railroad service
 
Newburg   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Trapptown
 - 1895 population of 143 people
 - Newburg had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bear Creek   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Trapptown
 - Bear Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Goddard   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Trapptown
 - Goddard had a post office and no railroad service
 
Haleyville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Trapptown
 - Haleyville had a post office and railroad service
 
Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]
 - While Camp Spring was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Trapptown
 - Camp Spring had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mount Hope   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Trapptown
 - 1895 population of 226 people
 - Mount Hope had a post office and no railroad service
 
Isbell   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Trapptown
 - Isbell had a post office and no railroad service
 
Russellville   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Trapptown
 - 1895 population of 920 people (with 9,847 people in 2015)
 - Russellville had a post office and railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Trapptown. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Trapptown 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 and 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.

Trapptown is located in Franklin County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Franklin County: Colbert, Lawrence, Marion, Winston, Itawamba (MS) & Tishomingo (MS).

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

  DirectionDistance
Franklin     (The home county for Trapptown)
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Hodges   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Burntout   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Vina   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Red Bay   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
 
Colbert
      Littleville   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Denton - Historic   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Gatesville - Historic   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
 
Cullman
      Crane Hill   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      West Point   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Logan   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Fayette
      Glen Allen   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bazemore   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
Lamar
      Beaverton   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Detroit   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Lauderdale
      Canaan - Historic   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bainbridge - Historic   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cypress Creek   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Florence   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Green Tree - Historic   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      McGee Town   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Killen   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Saint Florian   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Rogersville   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Lawrence
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Wren   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
 
Marion
      Bear Creek   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Hackleburg   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Brilliant   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hamilton   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Weston   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Twin   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Gu-Win   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Guin   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
Morgan
      Danville   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Walker
      Nauvoo   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Slicklizzard   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Eldridge   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Kansas   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Carbon Hill   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Camak Mills - Historic   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Townley   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Jasper   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Winston
      Haleyville   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Houston   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Addison   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Arley   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
 
Itawamba (MS)
      Oakland (MS)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Tremont (MS)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Tishomingo (MS)
      Golden (MS)   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Belmont (MS)   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Tishomingo (MS)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 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 Trapptown:

These websites are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     USGenWeb     Genealogy Trails    

Website for the Alabama Department of Archives & History

Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives for Alabama to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Franklin County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lamar County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lauderdale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Itawamba County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tishomingo County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Franklin County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Franklin 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
 
Also see ...
      Mississippi
      Tennessee

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community in Alabama

About Franklin County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Trapptown. 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 starting from Trapptown. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Trapptown) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Trapptown. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3715, Longitude: -87.6184     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Trapptown have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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

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