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Our Genealogical Helper for Tunis ...

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 Tunis (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 Tunis. 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 Tunis ...

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 79 newspapers that have been published in the area around Tunis.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Tunis, there are papers which were published within 32 miles [51.5 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Tunis.

Cemeteries Near Tunis ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Tunis.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  S Old Bethlehem Cemetery [Map]     Burleson County  
      5 miles [8 km]  
  NNW Draper Cemetery [Map]     Burleson County  
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SE Snock Cemetery [Map]     Burleson County  
  NNE Goodson Cemetery [Map]     Brazos County  
  NNE Canaan Cemetery [Map]     Brazos County  
  WNW Kramer Cemetery [Map]     Burleson County  
  W Slovak Cemetery [Map]     Burleson County  
  W New Tabor Cemetery [Map]     Burleson County  
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Lawrence Cemetery [Map]     Burleson County  
  NW Carr Cemetery [Map]     Burleson County  
  NW Salem Cemetery [Map]     Burleson County  
  WNW Elizabeth Chapel Cemetery [Map]     Burleson County  
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Khrone Cemetery [Map]     Burleson County  
  E Newsome Cemetery [Map]     Brazos County  
  W Elizabeth Cemetery [Map]     Burleson County  
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  W Oak Grove Cemetery [Map]     Burleson County  
  SSW Pillow Cemetery [Map]     Burleson County  
  SSE Woodfork Cemetery [Map]     Burleson County  
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  NNE Red Hill Cemetery [Map]     Brazos County  
  W Rollin Cemetery [Map]     Burleson County  
  W Masonic Cemetery [Map]     Burleson County  

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Can You Help Find This Cemetery ...

We're always in search of cemeteries, whether it's still active or long abandoned and largely forgotten. When we find mention of a cemetery, we add it with the hope that we'll be able to provide more detail in the future.

For example, we believe that Pennington Family Cemetery is in Burleson County, but we don't know where it's located (our name for the cemetery might be wrong). If you can help us locate this cemetery or have one that we've missed and should add, please contact us.

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 Tunis had a population of 187 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Cooks Point   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Tunis
 - 1895 population of 87 people
 - Cooks Point had a post office and no railroad service
Davidson   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Tunis
 - Davidson had railroad service and no post office
Merle   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Tunis
 - Merle had a post office and no railroad service
Caldwell   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) from Tunis
 - 1895 population of 1,250 people (with 4,217 people in 2014)
 - Caldwell had a post office and railroad service
Lyons   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Tunis
 - Lyons had a post office and railroad service
Frenstat   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Tunis
 - Frenstat had a post office and no railroad service
Bryan   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Tunis
 - 1895 population of 2,979 people (with 80,913 people in 2014)
 - Bryan had a post office and railroad service
Somerville   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South (S) from Tunis
 - Somerville had railroad service and no post office

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

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 east contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

Tunis is located in Burleson County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Burleson County: Brazos, Lee, Milam, Robertson & Washington.

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

Burleson     (The home county for Tunis)
      Snook   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Caldwell   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Lyons   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Frenstat   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Chriesman   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Clay   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Deanville   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      New Wehdem   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sempronius - Historic   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Kenney   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bleiblerville   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Industry   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Stone City   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Rye - Historic   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Bryan   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Wellborn   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      College Station   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Millican   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Wixon Valley   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Allen Farm   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Kurten   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Carmine   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ledbetter   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Round Top   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Warrenton   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Nechanitz   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Roznov   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Warda   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Navasota   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Iola   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Anderson   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Roans Prairie   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Shiro   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bedias   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Richards   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Dime Box   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Lexington   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Giddings   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Blue   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      North Zulch   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Gause   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Milano   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Rockdale   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Maysfield   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Crossroads   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cameron   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Silver City   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Baileyville   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Thorndale   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Mumford   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Hearne   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Wheelock   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Calvert   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      New Baden   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Saint Paul   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hempstead   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Independence   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Burton   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Washington - Historic   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Brenham   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Chappell Hill   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]

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

Websites to Help Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we depend on the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, UsGenWeb Project, or Genealogy Trails. These 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 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 Tunis:

For pages that are specific to Texas:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     USGenWeb     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Burleson County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Austin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Brazos County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Grimes County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Milam County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Robertson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Waller County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Washington County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Texas:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Texas,     of Burleson County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Texas     Cemetery Wiki for Texas
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Texas,     of Burleson County

Miscellaneous Mentions for Tunis ...

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

About Texas

About Burleson County

Search for a Community located in Texas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The Panormaio photo collection may have pictures for the area around Tunis:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that begins at Tunis. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, private property - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Tunis) to Point B.

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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 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 Tunis, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Tunis.


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