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Trussville City

Trussville City Hall is located at 131 Main Street, Trussville, AL 35173; phone: 205-655-7478.

Home in the Cahaba Homestead Village Historic District, Trussville, AL, National Register

Photo: Home in the Cahaba Homestead Village Historic District, Trussville, AL. The Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2006. Photographed by Gene A. Ford, 2000, for Cahaba Homestead Village Historic District, Trussville, AL nomination document, 2006, NR #06000187, National Park Service, National Register of Historic Places, accessed January, 2015.

Beginnings [1,2]

The area that would become the City of Trussville was settled by Warren Truss sometime prior to 1820. He built a mill along the Cahaba and the settlement became known as "Truss."

Although the Town of Trussville was not incorporated until 1947, Trussville's major development began in the 1880s. Prior to the Civil War Trussville was an agricultural center. During the late nineteenth century, two railroads, the Louisville and Nashville Railroad and the Alabama and Chattanooga Railroad Company, brought Northern investors and therefore industrial development to town.

  1. City of Trussville, AL, Our History, www.cityoftrussville.com, accessed January, 2015.
  2. Gene A. Ford, Architectural Historian, consultant and Trina Binkley, AHC Reviewer, Alabama Historical Commission, Cahaba Village Historic District, Jefferson County, AL, nomination document, 2000, National Park Service, National Register of Historic Places, Washington, D.C.
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