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Trussville, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Trussville ...

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 Trussville (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 Trussville. 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 the area of Trussville ...

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 12 newspapers that have been published in the area around Trussville.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Trussville. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Trussville and those printed in the larger area surrounding Trussville.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> of Trussville.

Cemeteries Near Trussville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Trussville.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW Trussville Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Mt. Nebo Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Jefferson Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  SW Alton Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Taylors Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Reed Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW McCombs Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Bass Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Forest Crest Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Cedar Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Moody Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Austin Olds Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Argo Cemetery [Map]      
  N Mt. Calvary Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Pinson Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Earltown Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Macedonia Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Higgins Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  E Branchville Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW East Lake Cemetery [Map]      
  S Mt. Hebron Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Village Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Sand Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Stewarts Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Hollis Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Low Gap Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Bush Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Bass Cemetery [Map]      
  S Pleasant Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Fuller Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Castle Heights Memorial Gardens [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 Trussville had a population of 462 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2015, Trussville had a population of 21,023 people.

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

Woodward   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West (W) from Trussville
 - 1895 population of 795 people
 - Woodward had a post office and railroad service
Chalkville   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Trussville
 - Chalkville had a post office and no railroad service
Clay   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Trussville
 - Clay had a post office and no railroad service
McCombs   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Trussville
 - McCombs had railroad service and no post office
Moody   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Trussville
 - Moody had a post office and no railroad service
Argo   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Trussville
 - 1895 population of 85 people (with 4,196 people in 2015)
 - Argo had a post office and no railroad service
Huffman   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Trussville
 - Huffman had a post office and no railroad service
Leeds   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Trussville
 - 1895 population of 250 people (with 11,936 people in 2015)
 - Leeds had a post office and railroad service
Ayres   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Trussville
 - 1895 population of 68 people
 - Ayres had a post office and no railroad service
Weems   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Trussville
 - Weems had railroad service and no post office

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Trussville. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Trussville 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Trussville is located in Jefferson County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Jefferson County: Bibb, Blount, Saint Clair, Shelby, Tuscaloosa & Walker.

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

Jefferson     (The home county for Trussville)
      Breakstone Village   [Map]   E   Less than 2 miles
      East Trussville - Historic   [Map]   SE   Less than 2 miles
      Cahaba Village   [Map]   SW   Less than 2 miles
      Chalkville   [Map]   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Grayson Valley   [Map]   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Clay   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Lola City   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Alton   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Center Point   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Ayres   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Pinson   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Leeds   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Dale - Historic   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Remlap   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Selfville   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      County Line   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Dallas   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Locust Fork   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Allgood   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Deavers   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Highland Lake   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Straight Mountain   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Hayden   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Oneonta   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Bruner - Historic   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Boozer - Historic   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Blue Eye - Historic   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Eastaboga   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ohatchee   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Beasley - Historic   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bynum   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cochran Springs   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Chigger Ridge - Historic   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bera - Historic   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Clark - Historic   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Baltimore - Historic   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Colony   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      White City   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      East Point   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Attalla   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Brannon Springs - Historic   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Southside   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Rainbow City   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Alabama City   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Saint Clair
      Acmar   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Argo   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Moody   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Woodland Village   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Turnbough Town   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Springville   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Cook's Springs   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Avondale Village   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Dunnavant   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Vandiver   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Shoal Creek   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Sterrett   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Lake Purdy   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Meadowbrook   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Westover   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Vincent   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Chelsea   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Indian Springs Village   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Harpersville   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Logan Martin Dam   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Colony   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Windsong Island   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Childersburg   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bon Air   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Talladega   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Winterboro   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Abihka - Historic   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Comerdale   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Sycamore   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Tannehill   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Lake View   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Creel   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Empire   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Quinton   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Sumiton   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Oakahalla   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Twilley Town   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Burnwell   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Dora   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Reeds Ferry   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Sipsey   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Barney   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These websites either 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 Trussville:

These websites are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

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 Jefferson County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Talladega County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tuscaloosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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

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 Trussville:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office  
We have found Trussville in these Censuses: 2010-1990
      See our Census Page for Trussville for more information.
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Trussville.
      See our Misc Page for Trussville for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Jefferson County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Trussville:

The official website for Jefferson County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that begins in Trussville. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Trussville) 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 Trussville. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Trussville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Trussville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6377, Longitude: -86.5843     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Trussville 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 Trussville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Trussville.


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