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Texas, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Texas ...

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 Texas (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 Texas. 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 Texas ...

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 75 newspapers that have been published in the area around Texas.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Texas, there are papers which were published within 23 miles [37 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Texas.

Cemeteries Near Texas ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Texas.

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

Distance &

Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ENE Dutton Cemetery   [Map]     
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Piney Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  N Hallmark Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Glen Allen Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Box Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Tucker Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Dozier Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Colburn Cemetery   [Map]     
  N O'Mary Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Beasley Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Holcomb Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Poplar Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Elam Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Whites Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Sprinkle Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Tidwell Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Tidwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Weeks Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Walker Baccus Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Union Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      5 miles [8 km]  
  NNW Old Poplar Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  S New River Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Phillips Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Miles Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Riley Baccus Family Cemetery   [Map]     
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Dykes Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Whitehead Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Berea Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW McCollum Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Halcomb Cemetery   [Map]     
  S New River Cemetery   [Map]     
  S New River Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Harris Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Coalbed Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Rowell Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Goodwater Cemetery   [Map]     
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Hillcrest Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW White Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Thornton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hubbertville Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Wade Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Johnson School House Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Elm Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Sleepy Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Walden Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Philadelphia Deliverance Tabernacle Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Boston Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Vaughn Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Winfield City Cemetery   [Map]     
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Logan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Ballard Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW New River Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mayfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Gold Mine Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Norris Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Crossroads Church of Christ Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Old Bostick Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Brilliant Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Harmony Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Moss Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Musgrove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Hodge Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Sand Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  S New Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  S New Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Crossroads Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Tittle Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Polly Dodd Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Crooked Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  W Siloam Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Hodges Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Old Mars Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Gilpin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hollingsworth Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Enis Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Liberty Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Sims Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Dodd Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE O'Mary Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Old Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Unknown Soldiers Grave   [Map]     
  NW Fowler Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW May & Akers Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Marion County Memorial Gardens   [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.<2>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Texas had a population of 306 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Glen Allen   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Texas
 - Glen Allen had a post office and railroad service
Eldridge   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) from Texas
 - Eldridge had a post office and railroad service
Winfield   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Texas
 - 1895 population of 25 people (with 4,570 people in 2015)
 - Winfield had a post office and railroad service
Kansas   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Texas
 - Kansas had a post office and no railroad service
Gold Mine   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Texas
 - Gold Mine had a post office and no railroad service
Carbon Hill   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Texas
 - 1895 population of 568 people (with 1,975 people in 2015)
 - Carbon Hill had a post office and railroad service
Nauvoo   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Texas
 - 1895 population of 85 people (with 213 people in 2015)
 - Nauvoo had a post office and no railroad service
Lynn   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Texas
 - Lynn had a post office and railroad service
Natural Bridge   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Texas
 - Natural Bridge had a post office and no railroad service
Wayside   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Texas
 - 1895 population of 70 people
 - Wayside had a post office and no railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Texas. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Texas 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

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 south 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.

Texas is located in Marion County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Marion County: Fayette, Franklin, Lamar, Walker, Winston, Itawamba (MS) & Monroe (MS).

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

Marion     (The home county for Texas)
      Rock City   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Brilliant   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Twin   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Gu-Win   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Guin   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Hamilton   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Hackleburg   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Weston   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Bazemore   [Map]   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Glen Allen   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Bluff   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Kirkland   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Bankston   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Berry   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Rossland City   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Fayette   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Belk   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hodges   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Vina   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Media   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      West Jefferson   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Beaverton   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Sulligent   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Vernon   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hightogy   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Detroit   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Kennedy   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Millport   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Samantha   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Echola   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Eldridge   [Map]   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Kansas   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Carbon Hill   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Nauvoo   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Slicklizzard   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Townley   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Corona   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Patton Junction - Historic   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Patton   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Camak Mills - Historic   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Oakman   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Jasper   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Slick Ford   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Arley   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Houston   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Itawamba (MS)
      Tremont (MS)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Oakland (MS)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Lowndes (MS)
      Caledonia (MS)   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Monroe (MS)
      Gattman (MS)   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 it should be mentioned that 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 Texas:

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 for Alabama to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Marion County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lamar County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tuscaloosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Itawamba County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lowndes County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Marion County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Marion 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
Also see ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Texas ...

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Marion County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Marion County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that stretches from Texas. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Texas) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Texas. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9298, Longitude: -87.6786     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Texas have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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 Texas, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Texas.


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