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Our Genealogical Helper for Acuff ...

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 Acuff (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 Acuff. 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 Acuff ...

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 101 newspapers that have been published in the area around Acuff.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Acuff, there are papers which were published within 50 miles [80.5 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Acuff.

Cemeteries Near Acuff ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Acuff.

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

Distance &
    Direction    

        Name of Cemetery  
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NNW Idalou Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNE West Side Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNE Lorenzo Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Englewood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Estacado Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 11 miles [17.7 km]  
  W City of Lubbock Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
 
      Within 12 miles [19.3 km]  
  E Old Emma Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 13 miles [20.9 km]  
  ENE Ralls Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Becton Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 17 miles [27.4 km]  
  SSE Resthaven Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 18 miles [29 km]  
  NE Cone Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Resthaven Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Resthaven Memorial Park   [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.<3>

While we didn't find Acuff in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Acuff.

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

Estacado - Historic   [Map]
 - While Estacado was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Acuff
 - 1895 population of 238 people
 - Estacado had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lubbock   [Map]
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West (W) from Acuff
 - Lubbock had a post office and railroad service
 
Cone   [Map]
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Acuff
 - Cone had railroad service and no post office
 
Mount Blanco - Historic   [Map]
 - While Mount Blanco was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Acuff
 - 1895 population of 53 people
 - Mount Blanco 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 Acuff. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Acuff 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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Acuff is located in Lubbock County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lubbock County: Crosby, Floyd, Garza, Hale, Hockley, Lamb, Lynn & Terry.

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

  DirectionDistance
Lubbock     (The home county for Acuff)
      Idalou   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Ransom Canyon   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Buffalo Springs   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Kitalou   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Posey   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Slaton   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Heckville - Historic   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Becton   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      New Deal   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Lubbock   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Slide   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Shallowater   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
 
Crosby
      Lorenzo   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Savage - Historic   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Estacado - Historic   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Ralls   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Cap Rock   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Owens   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Farmer   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Cone   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Canyon Valley - Historic   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Crosbyton   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Mount Blanco - Historic   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
 
Dickens
      McAdoo   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Floyd
      Floydada   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Della Plain - Historic   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lockney   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Aiken   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Dougherty   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Garza
      Close City   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Post   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Verbena - Historic   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
Hale
      Petersburg   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Abernathy   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Hale Center   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cotton Center   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hale City - Historic   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Hockley
      Roundup   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Smyer   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ropesville   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Anton   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Opdyke West   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Lamb
      Spade   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Lynn
      Wilson   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Wayside - Historic   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      New Home   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      New Lynn - Historic   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Tahoka   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
 
Terry
      Meadow   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or 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 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 Acuff:

These websites are specific to Texas:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Website for the Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives website for the State of Texas to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Lubbock County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Crosby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dickens County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Floyd County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Garza County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hockley County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     USGenWeb    
Lamb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lynn County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Terry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Texas:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Texas,     of Lubbock County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Texas
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Texas
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Texas,     of Lubbock 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 Texas

Other Roadside Stops ...



Communities in Texas

About Lubbock County

About Texas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Lubbock County: www.co.lubbock.tx.us/

The official website for State of Texas: www.texas.gov/



Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Acuff. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5951, Longitude: -101.6202     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Acuff have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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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<3>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 Acuff, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Acuff.