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Trimble, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Trimble ...

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 Trimble (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 Trimble. 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 Trimble ...

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 30 newspapers that have been published in the area around Trimble.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Trimble, there are papers which were published within 20 miles [32.2 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Trimble.

Cemeteries Near Trimble ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Trimble.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  N Shedd Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Sharon Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Bowmans Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSE Valley Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  N Hartwic Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Brushy Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Bethsadia Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Prospect Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Calvert Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Kinneys Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Bethlehem Cemetery [Map]      
  E Good Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Logan Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Sulphur Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Johnson Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Ryans Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Beech Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Emeus Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Pullen Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Spitznagl Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Shady Grove Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Persimmon Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Baldwin Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Baldwin Heights Cemetery [Map]      
  N Fellowship Cemetery [Map]      
  W Mt. Hope Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNW Pilgrims Rest Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Shelton Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  E Mountain Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Cullman City Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW New Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  W Livingston Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Addington Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Dorsey Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Sacred Heart Cemetery [Map]      
  N Missionary Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  N Crosses Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Chances Cross Roads Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Lebanon Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Pine Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
  W New Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Bethany Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Cold Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW McDonald Cemetery [Map]      
  S Mt. Joy Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Damascus Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Central Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Fairview West Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Laodicea Cemetery [Map]      
  E Hopewell Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Pfiel Cemetery [Map]      
  NE St. Bernard Abbey Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SE Union Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Tedder Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Mt. Nebo Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Jones Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Mt. Pleasant Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Mt. Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Trimble had a post office and no railroad service.

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

Logan   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Trimble
 - Logan had a post office and no railroad service
Bremen   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Trimble
 - 1895 population of 84 people
 - Bremen had a post office and no railroad service
Baldwin   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Trimble
 - Baldwin had railroad service and no post office
Crane Hill   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Trimble
 - Crane Hill had a post office and no railroad service
Phelan   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Trimble
 - Phelan had railroad service and no post office
Cullman   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Trimble
 - 1895 population of 1,017 people (with 15,350 people in 2015)
 - Cullman had a post office and railroad service
Ardell   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Trimble
 - Ardell had a post office and no railroad service
Jones' Chapel   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Trimble
 - Jones' Chapel had a post office and no railroad service
Nesmith   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Trimble
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Nesmith had a post office and no railroad service
Garden City   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Trimble
 - 1895 population of 100 people (with 496 people in 2015)
 - Garden City 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 Trimble. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Trimble 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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

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 east contained birth and death records; the county to the south 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.

Trimble is located in Cullman County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Cullman County: Blount, Lawrence, Marshall, Morgan, Walker & Winston.

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

Cullman     (The home county for Trimble)
      Good Hope   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Logan   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      White City   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      West Point   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      East Point   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Colony   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Blount Springs   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Smoke Rise   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Red Hill   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Hayden   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Nectar   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      County Line   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Locust Fork   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Dallas   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Deavers   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Corner   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Warrior   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Trafford   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Kimberly   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Robbins Crossroads   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Morris   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Masseyline   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Sayre   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Majestic   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Crosston   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Village Springs   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cardiff   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Wren   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Triana   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Arab   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Horton   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bartlett - Historic   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Eva   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Danville   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
Saint Clair
      Springville   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Argo   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Turnbough Town   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Powellville   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Burrows Crossroads   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Creel   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Empire   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Sipsey   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Camak Mills - Historic   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Sumiton   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Jasper   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Dora   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Cordova   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Burnwell   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Oakahalla   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Addison   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Arley   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Houston   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 professional and volunteer 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 Trimble:

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 Cullman County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jefferson 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    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Saint Clair 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    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Trimble ...

While our initial data for Trimble came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Trimble in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Trimble.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide
      Published by Rand McNally & Co.      (Document found on Google Books)
Notes for Trimble:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Trimble.
      See our Misc Page for Trimble for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Alabama

About Cullman County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Trimble. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Cullman County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Trimble. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0934, Longitude: -86.9486     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Trimble 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 Trimble, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Trimble.


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