Trussville, Alabama – A Brief History
Long before Trussville became the commercial hub of northeastern Jefferson County, settlers fell in love with the area's fertile land and proximity to Alabama's longest free-flowing river, the Cahaba. In the late 1930s, a New Deal initiative known as the Cahaba Project established nearly three hundred new homes in the city, a community that became a historic treasure. The Trussville Academy opened its doors in 1869 and is the area's first educational institution. Camp Gertrude Coleman, which opened in 1925, is the third-longest-operating Girl Scouts camp in the nation, remaining open even during the Great Depression and World War II.
About Gary Lloyd (Birmingham, Alabama Author)
Gary Lloyd has been a reporter and editor at newspapers and magazines in Mississippi and Alabama. He grew up in Trussville, Alabama, and earned his bachelor's degree in journalism from The University of Alabama in 2009.
He is the author of six books:
-Trussville, Alabama: A Brief History (2014) -Deep Green (2016) -Heart of the Plate (2016) -Valley Road: Uplifting Stories from Down South (2017) -Ray of Hope (2018) -Sonny Days: Struggles, Scenery and Solace with the World's Strangest Shelter Dog (2020)
He lives in Trussville, Alabama, with his wife, Jessica, and their two dogs, Abby and Sonny.