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Trenholm Heights, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Trenholm Heights ...

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 Trenholm Heights (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 Trenholm Heights. 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.

Name Variations for Trenholm Heights ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with Trenholm Heights.

  • Typical abbreviation for Trenholm Heights: Trenholm Hts. (in Canada, 'Hgts.' is the more common abbreviation.)

Newspapers Published in Trenholm Heights ...

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 39 newspapers that have been published in the area around Trenholm Heights.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Trenholm Heights, there are papers which were published within 9 miles [14.5 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Trenholm Heights.

Cemeteries Near Trenholm Heights ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Trenholm Heights.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ESE Oakwood Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SE Colbert County Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  SE Morning Star Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Burton Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Guy Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Community Cemetery [Map]      
  E Blocker Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Oakwood Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Smith Bottom Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  W Pride Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Sherrod Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Donley Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Richardson Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Byrd Cemetery [Map]      
  S Henson Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Adams Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Jackson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Murphy - Kemper - Cockburn Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Key Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Huff Cemetery [Map]      
  S County Farm Cemetery [Map]      
  S Gadd Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Ligon Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Gunn Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Bickley Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Aycock Cemetery [Map]      
  E Cole Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Florence Cemetery [Map]      
  N Mt. Calvary Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Peters Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Smith Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Holland Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Mitchell Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Underwood Cemetery [Map]      
  S Isbell Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Glendale Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Mayers Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Pearsall Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Peters Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW New Bethel Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Old Mt. Moriah Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Ligon Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Ricks Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Woodland Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Woodland Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N Jackson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Anderson Cemetery [Map]      
  S Henson Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Young Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Jenkins Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE LaGrange Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Rand Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Gargis Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Peden Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Whitamore Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Flint Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Huff Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Tri-Cities Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  NNE Price Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Gresham Cemetery [Map]      
  N Coffee Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Vaughn Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Zion Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Keeton Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Rutland Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Basden Cemetery [Map]      
  S Tharp Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Duncan Cemetery [Map]      
  E Wilson Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE McKiernan Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Kernachan Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Hawkins Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Wilson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Kachelman Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Moore Cemetery [Map]      
  N Greenview Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  N Underwood Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Winbourn Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Walston Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Simpson Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Cunningham Cemetery [Map]      
  W Zion Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  N George Cemetery [Map]      
  W Gibbs Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S Hyde Cemetery [Map]      
  S Osborn Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Blythe Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  E Leigh Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Lipscomb Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Mt. Pleasant Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Hennigan Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Jones Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Thompson Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Rowell Cemetery [Map]      
  W Barton Cemetery [Map]      
  W Greenhill 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 Trenholm Heights in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Trenholm Heights.

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

Sheffield   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North (N) from Trenholm Heights
 - 1895 population of 2,731 people (with 9,108 people in 2015)
 - Sheffield had a post office and railroad service
South Florence   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Trenholm Heights
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - South Florence had a post office and railroad service
Spring Valley   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Trenholm Heights
 - 1895 population of 96 people
 - Spring Valley had a post office and railroad service
Hunter - Historic   [Map]
 - While Hunter was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Trenholm Heights
 - Hunter had a post office and no railroad service
Florence   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Trenholm Heights
 - 1895 population of 6,012 people (with 40,026 people in 2015)
 - Florence had a post office and railroad service
Littleville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Trenholm Heights
 - Littleville had a post office and railroad service
Leighton   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Trenholm Heights
 - Leighton had a post office and railroad service
Mars Hill   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Trenholm Heights
 - Mars Hill had railroad service and no post office
Oakland   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Trenholm Heights
 - 1895 population of 57 people
 - Oakland had a post office and no railroad service
Saint Florian   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Trenholm Heights
 - 1895 population of 100 people (with 464 people in 2015)
 - Saint Florian 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 Trenholm Heights. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Trenholm Heights 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.

Trenholm Heights is located in Colbert County.

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

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

Colbert     (The home county for Trenholm Heights)
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   SW   Less than 2 miles
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   N   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   N   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Gatesville - Historic   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Burntout   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hodges   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Vina   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Red Bay   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Canaan - Historic   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Cypress Creek   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Florence   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Green Tree - Historic   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Bainbridge - Historic   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      McGee Town   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Saint Florian   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Killen   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Cloverdale   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Zip City   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Arnot   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Lester   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Clifton - Historic   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hackleburg   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Danville   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
Tishomingo (MS)
      Iuka (MS)   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Tishomingo (MS)   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Belmont (MS)   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Golden (MS)   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Paden (MS)   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Burnsville (MS)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
Giles (TN)
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Hardin (TN)
      Slab Town (TN) - Historic   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Pyburn (TN)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lawrence (TN)
      Iron City (TN)   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Loretto (TN)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Fall River (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Wayne (TN)
      Corning (TN) - Historic   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Collinwood (TN)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Lutts (TN)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start 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 it should be mentioned that 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 Trenholm Heights:

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 Colbert County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Franklin 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    
Limestone 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    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tishomingo County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Giles County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Hardin County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lawrence County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Wayne County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Colbert County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Colbert 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 ...

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance from Trenholm Heights. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Trenholm Heights) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Trenholm Heights. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7245, Longitude: -87.6959     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Trenholm Heights 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 Trenholm Heights, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Trenholm Heights.


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