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Trio, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Trio ...

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 Trio (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 Trio. 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 Trio ...

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 27 newspapers that have been published in the area around Trio.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Trio, there are papers which were published within 17 miles [27.4 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Trio.

Cemeteries Near Trio ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Trio.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNE Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSE Tabernacle Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Sandy Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Rehobeth Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pineland Memorial Park   [Map]     
  W Sandy Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SE Griffin Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  E Randolph Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Enon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Six Mile Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Six Mile Presbyterian Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Crockett McKinney Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Wesley Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNW Cottingham Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Griffin Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Conwill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Centreville Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Bethlehem #1 Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Bethlehem #2 Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Harris Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Brent Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Mt. Gilead Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Cox Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Abney Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Union Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE New Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Ashby Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Legal Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Barnett Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Campbell Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Crumpton Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Posey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Schultz Creek Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NNE Carlton Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Cahaba Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
  W James Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bethel 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.<3>

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

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

Randolph   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Trio
 - 1895 population of 286 people
 - Randolph had a post office and railroad service
Centreville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Trio
 - 1895 population of 239 people (with 2,708 people in 2016)
 - Centreville had a post office and no railroad service
Bethlehem   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Trio
 - Bethlehem had a post office and no railroad service
Oakmulgee   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Trio
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Oakmulgee had a post office and no railroad service
Abercrombie   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Trio
 - 1895 population of 22 people
 - Abercrombie had a post office and no railroad service
Ashby   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Trio
 - 1895 population of 64 people
 - Ashby had a post office and railroad service
Harrisburg   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Trio
 - Harrisburg had a post office and no railroad service
Pinetucky   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Trio
 - 1895 population of 35 people
 - Pinetucky had a post office and no railroad service
Brierfield   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Trio
 - 1895 population of 316 people
 - Brierfield had a post office and railroad service
Maplesville   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Trio
 - 1895 population of 115 people (with 703 people in 2016)
 - Maplesville 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 Trio. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Trio 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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Trio is located in Bibb County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Bibb County: Chilton, Hale, Jefferson, Perry, Shelby & Tuscaloosa.

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

Bibb     (The home county for Trio)
      Lawley   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Randolph   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      East Town   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Centreville   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Pratt Ferry - Historic   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Oakley   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Brent   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Brierfield   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Fikestown - Historic   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Scottsville   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Blocton - Historic   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Bucktown - Historic   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Corinne - Historic   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Jones   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Billingsley   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Fremont   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      White City   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Gibbons - Historic   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Marbury   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Booth   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Autaugaville   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Pine Level   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Maplesville   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Stanton   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Jemison   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Thorsby   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Clanton   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Verbena   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Mountain Creek   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Plantersville   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Valley Grande   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Selma   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Marion Junction   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Sunset Mill Village   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Browns   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Tyler   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Phipps - Historic   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Moundville   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Greensboro   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Newbern   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Kimbrell   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Greenwood   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      McCalla   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bessemer   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      North Johns   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Adger   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bullard Shoals - Historic   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      New Village   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hoover   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hueytown   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Lipscomb   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Shannon   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Brighton   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Oakmulgee   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Sprott   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Marion   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Wilton   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Montevallo   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Sawmill Town   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Brantleyville   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Calera   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Maylene   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Saginaw   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Siluria   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Alabaster   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Helena   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Shelby   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Columbiana   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Merrell Beach   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Talladega Springs   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Vance   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Tannehill   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Coaling   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Lake View   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Duncanville   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Abernant   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Brookwood   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cottondale   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Peterson   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Kellerman   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Alberta City   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Holt   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sahama Village   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]

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

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 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 Trio:

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 Bibb County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Autauga County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chilton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dallas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Perry 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    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Alabama

About Bibb County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Bibb County: www.co.bibb.ga.us/

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 starting from Trio. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Trio) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Trio. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.9123, Longitude: -87.0247     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Trio have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.

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<3>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 Trio, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Trio.