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Trenton, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Trenton ...

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 Trenton (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 Trenton. 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 Trenton ...

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 26 newspapers that have been published in the area around Trenton.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Trenton, 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 Trenton.

Cemeteries Near Trenton ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Trenton.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSE Webb Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Trenton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Flanagan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bingham Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  W Kirk Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Moon Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Rousseau Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Harrison Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hollytree Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Tipton Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Rousseau Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Ross Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Erwin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Berry Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Todd Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Gold Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Latham Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Rouse Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Rousseau Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Latham Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NNW Maples Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Peters Cove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Gentle Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Dotson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Isbell Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Roberson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Clay Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Fowler Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pace Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Morring Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pleasant Mount Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Paint Rock Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Blue Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pinhook Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Tone Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Graham Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Church Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Clay Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Nelson Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Bullock Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Stephens Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bynum Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Sharp Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Skyline Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Fowler Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sharp Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Ragsdale Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Blair Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Brandon Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Gold Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Travis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Prince Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sharp Cemetery #2   [Map]     
  WNW Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bone Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bone Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Daniel - Lawler Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Drake - Keith Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Spriggs Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Sanford Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Vinson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Jenkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Echols Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Keel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Maxwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Zions Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Rosson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Shelton Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Proctor Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Maynard Cove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Sanders Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bouldin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Henshaw Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Butler Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Prince Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Rogers Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Morrow - Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Lawler 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, Trenton had a post office and no railroad service.

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

Garth   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Trenton
 - 1895 population of 67 people
 - Garth had a post office and no railroad service
Hollytree   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Trenton
 - Hollytree had a post office and no railroad service
Lim Rock   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Trenton
 - Lim Rock had a post office and railroad service
Padgett - Historic   [Map]
 - While Padgett was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Trenton
 - Padgett had a post office and no railroad service
Princeton   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Trenton
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Princeton had a post office and no railroad service
Gurley   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Trenton
 - 1895 population of 570 people (with 786 people in 2016)
 - Gurley had a post office and railroad service
Paint Rock   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Trenton
 - 1895 population of 225 people (with 205 people in 2016)
 - Paint Rock had a post office and railroad service
Woodville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Trenton
 - 1895 population of 247 people (with 730 people in 2016)
 - Woodville 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 Trenton. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Trenton 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Trenton is located in Jackson County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Jackson County: DeKalb, Madison, Marshall, Dade (GA), Franklin (TN) & Marion (TN).

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

Jackson     (The home county for Trenton)
      Pleasant Groves   [Map]   E   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Hollytree   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Princeton   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Beachboro - Historic   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Cumberland Mountain Farm Colony - Historic   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Skyline   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Berrys - Historic   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Estillfork   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Summit   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Powell   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Rainsville   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Sylvania   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Henagar   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bootsville   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Caro   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ardmore   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Estaville - Historic   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Athens   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Ryland   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      New Market   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Moore's Mill   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Normal   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Grant   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Arab   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Eva   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Dade (GA)
      Stewart Town (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Rising Fawn (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Franklin (TN)
      Beans Creek (TN)   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Huntland (TN)   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Sal City (TN)   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Liberty (TN)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Garner Ford (TN)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Winchester (TN)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cowan (TN)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Decherd (TN)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Saint Marys (TN)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Greenhaw (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Estill Springs (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Sewanee (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Monteagle (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Giles (TN)
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Wheelerton (TN)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Flintville (TN)   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Corder Crossroads (TN)   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Park City Heights (TN)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Park City (TN)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Clarks Ferry (TN)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Gattistown (TN)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Elk Mill Village (TN)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Fayetteville (TN)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Pearl City (TN)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Belleville (TN)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Dellrose (TN)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Marion (TN)
      Orme (TN)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Richard City (TN)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      South Pittsburg (TN)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Kimball (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      New Hope (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Moore (TN)
      Lynchburg (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 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 Trenton:

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 website for the State of Alabama to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Jackson County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
DeKalb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Limestone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
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     USGenWeb    
Dade County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Giles County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lincoln County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marion County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Moore County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Jackson County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Footnotes ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Trenton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7448, Longitude: -86.2517     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Trenton 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 Trenton, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Trenton.