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Our Genealogical Helper for Trinity ...

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 Trinity (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 Trinity. 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 Trinity ...

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 58 newspapers that have been published in the area around Trinity.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Trinity, there are papers which were published within 14 miles [22.5 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Trinity.

Cemeteries Near Trinity ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Trinity.

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW Fennell Cemetery [Map]      
  S Morris Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Gunn Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Lile Cemetery [Map]      
  N Wimbley Cemetery [Map]      
  W Trotter Cemetery [Map]      
  N Lile Cemetery [Map]      
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Fuller Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Stockton Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Grayson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Elliott Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Neville Cemetery [Map]      
  N Minor Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Thrasher Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Murphy Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Crow Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Jobe Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Mosley Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Nebo Cemetery [Map]      
  N Burt Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Clardy Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Peck Cemetery [Map]      
  S Raper Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Chapel Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Burleson Cemetery [Map]      
  E Dancy Cemetery [Map]      
  E Roselawn Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  NNW Baker Cemetery [Map]      
  E Sykes Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Decatur Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Kelly Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  S Robinson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Baker Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Chestnut Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Stroup Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Mitchell Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Adkins Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Elliott Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Morris Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  S Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Napps Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Rather Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Flower Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Lucas Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Bridgeforth Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Hatchett Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Davis Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW McBride Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Reynolds Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Rainwater Cemetery [Map]      
  W Vaughan Cemetery [Map]      
  W Penny Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Roberts Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Grizzard Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Wise Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Oakview Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  ESE Blackwell Cemetery [Map]      
  N Benford Cemetery [Map]      
  N Binford Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Macklin Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Malone Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Bethlehem Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Davis Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Locklayer Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Clardy Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Bobo Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Ennix Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Cottingham Cemetery [Map]      
  N Cox Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Sivley Cemetery [Map]      
  S Thompson Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Minor Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Pisgah Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Oakland Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Shackelford Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Barclay Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Foster - Davis Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Graves Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Swoope Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Hacklin Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Dement Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Wallace Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Watson Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Keys Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Stover Cemetery [Map]      
  S Stroup Cemetery [Map]      
  S Roberts Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Crow Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Garrett Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Pryor Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Stewart Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Nebo Church Cemetery [Map]      
  N Proctor Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Cramer Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Brides Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Swoope Cemetery [Map]      
  N Mason Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Red Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  S Johnson Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Gordon Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Bishop Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Gamble Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Round Island Cemetery [Map]      
  N Riddle Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Porter Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Wheeler Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Owens 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 Trinity in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Trinity.

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

Simpson   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Trinity
 - Simpson had a post office and no railroad service
 
Decatur   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Trinity
 - 1895 population of 2,765 people (with 55,437 people in 2015)
 - Decatur had a post office and railroad service
 
Decatur Junction   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Trinity
 - Decatur Junction had railroad service and no post office
 
Hillsboro   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Trinity
 - 1895 population of 308 people (with 519 people in 2015)
 - Hillsboro had a post office and railroad service
 
Harris Station   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Trinity
 - Harris Station had railroad service and no post office
 
Neel   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Trinity
 - Neel had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mountain Home   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) from Trinity
 - Mountain Home had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ripley   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N) from Trinity
 - Ripley 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 Trinity. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Trinity 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.

Trinity is located in Morgan County.

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

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

  DirectionDistance
Morgan     (The home county for Trinity)
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Danville   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
 
Colbert
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Cullman
      West Point   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Logan   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      East Point   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      White City   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Franklin
      Russellville   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Lauderdale
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Rogersville   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Estep - Historic   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Cedar Hill   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Anderson   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Corum - Historic   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bethel   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Killen   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Lexington   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Atlas - Historic   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
Lawrence
      Hillsboro   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Wren   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
 
Limestone
      Harris Station   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Athens   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Clifton - Historic   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Lester   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
 
Madison
      Triana   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Madison   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Harvest   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Toney   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      English Village   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Normal   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Meridianville   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Marshall
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Arab   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Winston
      Grayson   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Addison   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Houston   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Arley   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Giles (TN)
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Elkton (TN)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Wheelerton (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Green Field (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Aymett Town (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Lawrence (TN)
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Fall River (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Loretto (TN)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Iron City (TN)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Lincoln (TN)
      Dellrose (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

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 helpful 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 Trinity:

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 Morgan 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    
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    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Giles County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lawrence County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lincoln County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Morgan County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Morgan County: www.co.morgan.al.us/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Trinity. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Trinity

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Trinity. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6006, Longitude: -87.0841     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Trinity 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 Trinity, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Trinity.



 
 
 

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