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Truett, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Truett ...

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 Truett (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 Truett. 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 Truett ...

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 41 newspapers that have been published in the area around Truett.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Truett, there are papers which were published within 18 miles [29 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Truett.

Cemeteries Near Truett ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Truett.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ESE Beulah Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNW Pleasant Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  S Darian Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Wadley Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Daviston Cemetery [Map]      
  S Mountain Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Union Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW County Line Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  N Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Daviston Cemetery [Map]      
  S Bibby Family Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Bailey Cemetery [Map]      
  E Abanda Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Wilson Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Milam Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Ebenezer Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Hopewell Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Mt. Gilead Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSE Sims Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Milltown Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Concord Cemetery [Map]      
  N Pine Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
  N Fisher Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  N Malone Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Old Vickers Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Germany Family Cemetery [Map]      
  S Sanders Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Tatum Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Friendship Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Swan Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Gay Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Knight Cemetery [Map]      
  W Bethany Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NNW New Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Chappell Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Corinth Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Bethlehem Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Buttston Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Hill - Thompson Cemetery [Map]      
  N Pleasant Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NW McDaniel Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Mellow Valley 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, Truett had a post office and no railroad service.

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

Daviston   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Truett
 - 1895 population of 141 people (with 210 people in 2015)
 - Daviston had a post office and no railroad service
Almond   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Truett
 - 1895 population of 48 people
 - Almond had a post office and no railroad service
Louina   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Truett
 - 1895 population of 130 people
 - Louina had a post office and no railroad service
Bosworth   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Truett
 - Bosworth had a post office and no railroad service
Forester Chapel   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Truett
 - Forester Chapel had a post office and no railroad service
Emuckfaw   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Truett
 - Emuckfaw had a post office and no railroad service
Denver   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Truett
 - Denver had a post office and no railroad service
Milltown   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Truett
 - 1895 population of 46 people
 - Milltown had a post office and no railroad service
Malone Ferry   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Truett
 - Malone Ferry had a post office and no railroad service
Zana - Historic   [Map]
 - While Zana was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Truett
 - 1895 population of 204 people
 - Zana 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 Truett. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Truett 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.

Truett is located in Tallapoosa County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Tallapoosa County: Chambers, Clay, Coosa, Elmore, Lee, Macon & Randolph.

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

Tallapoosa     (The home county for Truett)
      Daviston   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Frog Eye   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Goldville   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      New Site   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Jacksons' Gap   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Hackneyville   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Camp Hill   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Dadeville   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Alexander City   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Agricola   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Alkehatchee - Historic   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Our Town   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Chinnabee - Historic   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      De Armanville   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hobson City   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Oxford   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Choccolocco   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Iron City   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Abanda   [Map]   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Penton   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Five Points   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      LaFayette   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Fredonia   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Standing Rock   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      McCosh Mill - Historic   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Evansville   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Cusseta   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Huguley   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Lanett   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Plant City   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Eady City   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Motley   [Map]   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Mellow Valley   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Cragford   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Lineville   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Ashland   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Barfield   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Millerville   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Delta   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Elder   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hollins   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Micaville   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hollis Crossroads   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Abel   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Arbacoochee   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ranburne   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Heflin   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Goodwater   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Kellyton   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Ray   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hissop   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Equality   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Stewartville   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Rockford   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Kent   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Eclectic   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Erie - Historic   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Waverly   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      The Bottle   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Opelika   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Loachapoka   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Ridgewood Village   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Beauregard   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Salem   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Liberty City   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Notasulga   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Wadley   [Map]   NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Almond   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Roanoke   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Wedowee   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Rock Mills   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Woodland   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Morrison Crossroad   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Newell   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Graham   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Waldo   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Abihka - Historic   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Grant Town   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Munford   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Sycamore   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Talladega   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Winterboro   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mignon   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Sylacauga   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Gantts Quarry   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Carroll (GA)
      Bowdon (GA)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Roopville (GA)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Harris (GA)
      Pine Lake (GA)   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Heard (GA)
      Glenn (GA)   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Ephesus (GA)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Franklin (GA)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Roosterville (GA)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Centralhatchee (GA)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Corinth (GA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Troup (GA)
      Abbottsford (GA)   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      West Lake Village (GA)   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      West Point (GA)   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      LaGrange (GA)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Asta Village (GA)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Pioneer Village (GA)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Brays Lakeview (GA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hogansville (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 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 Truett:

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 Tallapoosa County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Chambers County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cleburne County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Coosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Elmore County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Macon County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Randolph County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Talladega County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Carroll County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Harris County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Heard County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Troup County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Truett ...

While our initial data for Truett came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Truett 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 Truett.

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 Truett:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Truett.
      See our Misc Page for Truett for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Alabama

About Tallapoosa County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Truett. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.0971, Longitude: -85.5952     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Truett 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 Truett, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Truett.


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