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Our Genealogy Helper for Ady ...

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 Ady (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 Ady. 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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors 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.

Ady is located in Potter County.

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

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Potter County: Armstrong, Carson, Deaf Smith, Hartley, Hutchinson, Moore, Oldham & Randall.

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

  • Potter County     (The home county of Ady)
    • Bishop Hills [Potter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bishop Hills
      • Bishop Hills [Potter County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Ady
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 173 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bishop Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bishop Hills
    • Bushland [Potter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bushland
      • Bushland [Potter County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the south of Ady
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bushland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bushland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bushland<3>
    • Soncy [Potter County]
    • Amarillo [Potter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amarillo
      • Amarillo [Potter County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Ady
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 199,654 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amarillo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Amarillo<3>
  • Deaf Smith County
    • Dawn [Deaf Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dawn
      • Dawn [Deaf Smith County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the south of Ady
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dawn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dawn
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dawn<3>
  • Hartley County
    • Channing [Hartley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Channing
      • Channing [Hartley County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Ady
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 333 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Channing
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Channing<3>
    • Hartley [Hartley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hartley
      • Hartley [Hartley County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Ady
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hartley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hartley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hartley<3>
  • Hutchinson County
    • Fritch [Hutchinson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fritch
      • Fritch [Hutchinson County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the east of Ady
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,928 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fritch have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fritch
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fritch<3>
    • Sanford [Hutchinson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sanford
      • Sanford [Hutchinson County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Ady
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 155 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sanford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sanford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sanford<3>
  • Moore County
    • Masterson [Moore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Masterson
      • Masterson [Moore County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Ady
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Masterson
    • Dumas [Moore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dumas
      • Dumas [Moore County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Ady
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,612 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dumas have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dumas
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dumas<3>
    • Cactus [Moore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cactus
      • Cactus [Moore County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the north of Ady
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,235 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cactus have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cactus
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cactus<3>
    • Sunray [Moore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunray
      • Sunray [Moore County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Ady
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,785 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunray have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunray
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sunray<3>
  • Oldham County
    • Tascosa [Oldham County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tascosa
      • Tascosa [Oldham County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Ady
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tascosa have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Wildorado [Oldham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wildorado
      • Wildorado [Oldham County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the south of Ady
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wildorado have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wildorado
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wildorado<3>
    • Vega [Oldham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vega
      • Vega [Oldham County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Ady
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 933 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vega have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vega
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vega<3>
    • Adrian [Oldham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Adrian
      • Adrian [Oldham County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Ady
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 171 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Adrian have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Adrian
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Adrian<3>
  • Randall County
    • Palisades [Randall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Palisades
      • Palisades [Randall County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Ady
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 367 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Palisades have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palisades
    • Timbercreek Canyon [Randall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Timbercreek Canyon
      • Timbercreek Canyon [Randall County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Ady
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 479 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Timbercreek Canyon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Timbercreek Canyon
    • Lake Tanglewood [Randall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Tanglewood
      • Lake Tanglewood [Randall County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Ady
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 898 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Tanglewood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Tanglewood
    • Canyon [Randall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canyon
      • Canyon [Randall County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the south of Ady
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,387 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canyon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Canyon<3>
    • Umbarger [Randall County]

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

Newspapers Published in Ady ...

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 62 newspapers that have been published in the area around Ady.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Ady, there are papers which were published within 40 miles [64.4 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Ady.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These 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 Ady:

  • 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 Texas

Cemeteries Near Ady ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Ady.

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

  • Tascosa Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Tascosa Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Tascosa Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Tascosa Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Ady.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tascosa Cemetery
  • Boot Hill Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Boot Hill Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Boot Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Boot Hill Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Ady.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boot Hill Cemetery
  • Muncy Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Muncy Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Muncy Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Muncy Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Ady.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Muncy Cemetery
  • Townsend Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Townsend Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Townsend Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Townsend Cemetery lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Ady.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Townsend Cemetery
  • Arnot Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Arnot Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Arnot Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Arnot Cemetery lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Ady.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arnot 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 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Ady.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Memorial Park
  • Continue List ...
    • Palo Duro Wildorado Cemetery
    • Llano Cemetery
    • Memorial Park 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 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Ady.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Memorial Park
    • Hartley Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hartley Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hartley Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Hartley Cemetery lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Ady.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hartley Cemetery

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.<5>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Ady had railroad service and no post office.

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

  • Ady [Potter County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ady
    • Ady [Potter County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Ady
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Ady had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ady have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ady
  • Tascosa [Oldham County] - Historic
    • While Tascosa was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tascosa
    • Tascosa [Oldham County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Ady
    • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 271 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Tascosa had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tascosa have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Channing [Hartley County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Channing
    • Channing [Hartley County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Ady
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 333 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Channing had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Channing
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Channing<3>
  • Amarillo [Potter County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amarillo
    • Amarillo [Potter County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Ady
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 482 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 199,654 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Amarillo had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amarillo
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Amarillo<3>
  • Dumas [Moore County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dumas
    • Dumas [Moore County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Ady
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,612 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Dumas had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dumas have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dumas
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dumas<3>

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Ady ...

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

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

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Note for Ady:
Services available in 1895: had a Railroad Station, no Post Office mentioned

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Texas

About Potter County

About Texas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Potter County: www.co.potter.tx.us/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Ady) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ady. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.4856, Longitude: -102.1324       In this case, the coordinates for Ady have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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.
<5>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 Ady, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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