Cahaba Homestead Village – Trussville AL


Cahaba Homestead Village (usually Cahaba Village, listed as the Cahaba Homestead Village Historic District). is a planned residential development located on the banks of the Cahaba River north of downtown Trussville (map). It was constructed between 1936 and 1938 by the Resettlement Administration on the site of the original Trussville Furnace. Originally called “Slagheap Village” because of the large slag piles covering the site, Cahaba Village became a distinct and active community during World War II. It was incorporated, along with “Old Trussville” into the City of Trussville in 1947…

The design was approved in 1936 and constructed over the following two years. In all, 243 single-family houses and 44 duplexes were constructed at a total cost of $2,661,981.26. They were rented to approved lower-middle-income families for between $14 and $23 per month. The village featured paves streets, sidewalks and landscaped park areas. An entrance gateway with a covered gazebo was built at the corner of Main Street and Parkway Drive to serve as the community’s “front door”…

Cahaba Village was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2002. The project was used as a model for the Main Street Trussville development.”


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Location Info

Trussville, AL 35173

Coordinates: 33.628517, -86.605217

3 comments on “Cahaba Homestead Village – Trussville AL

  1. Harrell W. Little, Jr.

    We moved to Cahaba Village in 1938 when I was about 2 years old and resided there until I completed Hewitt HS in 1954. There are some early photos of the Project that are currently with my sister’s family in Gainsville, GA, which I will try to locate if you are interested.

  2. The Cahaba Homestead Heritage Foundation, Inc. would be thrilled to see your early photos of the neighborhood, as well. The Foundation was incorporated in 2021 with a mission, through education, outreach, and civic involvement to support such things that promote, perpetuate and enhance the community as a historic district on the National Register of Historic Places (since 2006). You can reach us at

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