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Our Genealogy Helper for Eunice ...

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 Eunice (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 an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Eunice. 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.

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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Eunice is located in Lea County.

To see how the shape of New Mexico's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lea County: Chaves, Eddy, Roosevelt, Andrews (TX), Cochran (TX), Gaines (TX), Loving (TX), Winkler (TX) & Yoakum (TX).

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

  • Lea County     (The home county of Eunice)
    • Jones City [Lea County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jones City
      • Jones City [Lea County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Eunice
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jones City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jones City
    • Maypens [Lea County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maypens
      • Maypens [Lea County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Eunice
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maypens
    • Monument [Lea County]
    • Hobbs [Lea County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hobbs
      • Hobbs [Lea County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Eunice
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 39,339 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hobbs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hobbs<3>
    • Arkansas Junction [Lea County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arkansas Junction
      • Arkansas Junction [Lea County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Eunice
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arkansas Junction
    • Air Base City [Lea County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Air Base City
      • Air Base City [Lea County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of Eunice
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Air Base City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Air Base City
    • Jal [Lea County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jal
      • Jal [Lea County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Eunice
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,118 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jal have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jal
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jal<3>
    • Humble City [Lea County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Humble City
      • Humble City [Lea County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Eunice
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Humble City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Humble City
    • Lovington [Lea County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lovington
      • Lovington [Lea County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the north of Eunice
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,474 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lovington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lovington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lovington<3>
  • Andrews County (TX)
    • Frankel City [Andrews County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frankel City
      • Frankel City [Andrews County] was located 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Eunice
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Frankel City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Shafter Lake [Andrews County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shafter Lake
      • Shafter Lake [Andrews County] was located 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Eunice
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shafter Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Andrews [Andrews County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Andrews
      • Andrews [Andrews County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the east of Eunice
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,331 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Andrews
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Andrews<3>
  • Gaines County (TX)
    • Seminole [Gaines County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seminole
      • Seminole [Gaines County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Eunice
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,952 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seminole
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Seminole<3>
  • Winkler County (TX)
    • Kermit [Winkler County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kermit
      • Kermit [Winkler County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the south of Eunice
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,367 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kermit
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kermit<3>

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Eunice ...

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 43 newspapers that have been published in the area around Eunice.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Eunice. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Eunice and those printed in the larger area surrounding Eunice.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 40 miles [64.4 km] of Eunice.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Eunice:

  • 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.
    • Stories from New Mexico
    • Stories from Texas

Cemeteries Near Eunice ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Eunice.

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

  • Monument Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Monument Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Monument Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Monument Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Eunice.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monument Cemetery
  • Jal Cooper Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Jal Cooper Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Jal Cooper Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jal Cooper Cemetery lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of Eunice.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jal Cooper Cemetery
  • Prairie Haven Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Prairie Haven Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Prairie Haven Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Prairie Haven Cemetery lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Eunice.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prairie Haven Cemetery
  • Everglades Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Everglades Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Everglades Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Everglades Cemetery lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Eunice.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Everglades Cemetery
  • Memorial Park
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Memorial Park
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Memorial Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Memorial Park lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Eunice.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Memorial Park
  • Memdry Gardens
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Memdry Gardens
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Memdry Gardens have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Memdry Gardens lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Eunice.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Memdry Gardens
  • Continue List ...
    • Crockett Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Crockett Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Crockett Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Crockett Cemetery lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Eunice.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crockett Cemetery
    • Morgan Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Morgan Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Morgan Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Morgan Cemetery lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Eunice.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morgan Cemetery
    • Shafter Lake Cemetery
    • Knowles Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Knowles Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Knowles Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Knowles Cemetery lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Eunice.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Knowles Cemetery

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Eunice. See our List of 1890's Communities around Eunice.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Eunice ...

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

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Rand McNally Map of New Mexico (1951)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

We have found Eunice in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Eunice for more information.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Eunice. See our Misc Page for Eunice for more information.

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for New Mexico

About Lea County

About New Mexico

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

The official website for Lea County: www.leacounty.net/

The official website for State of New Mexico: www.newmexico.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Eunice) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Eunice. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from EuniceOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Eunice. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.4406, Longitude: -103.1594    
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.






















 

 

 

 

 


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