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Trussville in Jefferson County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Trussville, Alabama

 
 
Trussville, Alabama Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, August 7, 2010
1. Trussville, Alabama Marker
Inscription. Trussville was settled between 1816 and 1819 by a few settlers from the Carolinas prior to Alabama becoming the 22nd state in December 1819. The First Baptist Church, Cahaba, was organized in 1821. Trussville’s first postmaster in 1833 was Arthur Truss. The railroad line between Chattanooga and Mississippi through Trussville was completed in 1871. Birmingham Furnace and Manufacturing Company, which operated in Trussville on and off from 1889 until the close of World War 1, became Trussville’s first large industry. Under Roosevelt’s New Deal, the Cahaba Homestead Village “Project,” with 287 new housing units for rent, was completed in 1938, resulting in a population explosion of young families. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Horace Norrell was elected first mayor following the incorporation of the Town of Trussville in 1947.
 
Erected by Alabama Tourism Department and the City of Trussville.
 
Location. 33° 37.617′ N, 86° 36.3′ W. Marker is in Trussville, Alabama, in Jefferson County. Marker is at the intersection of Parkway Drive and Lake Street, on the right on Parkway Drive. Touch for map. Marker located in front of the Trussville Library. Marker is at or near this postal address: 201 Parkway Dr., Trussville AL 35173, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Trussville, Alabama Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, August 7, 2010
2. Trussville, Alabama Marker
At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Trussville Furnace (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cahaba Project (approx. 0.4 miles away); First Baptist Church of Trussville (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Trussville (approx. 0.4 miles away); Confederate Storehouse Burned By Federal Troops (approx. half a mile away); Pioneer Massey Cemetery (approx. 4.5 miles away); Center Point, Alabama (approx. 4.7 miles away); The Clay Community (approx. 5.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Trussville.
 
Also see . . .
1. History of Trussville, Alabama. (Submitted on August 12, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.)
2. Encyclopedia of Alabama entry on Trussville. (Submitted on December 19, 2012, by Laura Hill of Auburn, Alabama.)
 
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Trussville, Alabama Marker in front of the Trussville Library image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, August 7, 2010
3. Trussville, Alabama Marker in front of the Trussville Library
Trussville Library image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, August 7, 2010
4. Trussville Library
Main Street (Highway 11) Downtown Trussville, Alabama. image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, May 3, 2008
5. Main Street (Highway 11) Downtown Trussville, Alabama.
Trussville City Hall image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, August 7, 2010
6. Trussville City Hall
A Norfolk and Southern train passing through Trussville. image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, May 3, 2008
7. A Norfolk and Southern train passing through Trussville.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 12, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,554 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on August 12, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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