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Our Genealogy Helper for Alexander ...

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 Alexander (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 Alexander. 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 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.

Alexander is located in Erath 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 Erath County: Bosque, Comanche, Eastland, Hamilton, Hood, Palo Pinto & Somervell.

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

  • Erath County     (The home county of Alexander)
    • Clairette [Erath County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clairette
      • Clairette [Erath County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Alexander
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clairette
    • Harbin [Erath County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harbin
      • Harbin [Erath County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Alexander
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harbin
    • Dublin [Erath County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dublin
      • Dublin [Erath County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Alexander
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,553 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dublin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dublin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dublin<3>
    • Duffau [Erath County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Duffau
      • Duffau [Erath County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Alexander
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Duffau
    • Stephenville [Erath County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stephenville
      • Stephenville [Erath County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Alexander
      • Estimated population in 2019: 21,247 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stephenville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stephenville<3>
    • Bunyan [Erath County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bunyan
      • Bunyan [Erath County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Alexander
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bunyan
    • Lingleville [Erath County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lingleville
      • Lingleville [Erath County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Alexander
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lingleville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lingleville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lingleville<3>
    • Chalk Mountain [Erath County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chalk Mountain
      • Chalk Mountain [Erath County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the east of Alexander
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chalk Mountain
    • Morgan Mill [Erath County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morgan Mill
      • Morgan Mill [Erath County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of Alexander
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morgan Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morgan Mill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Morgan Mill<3>
    • Bluff Dale [Erath County]
    • Thurber [Erath County]
  • Bosque County
    • Iredell [Bosque County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Iredell
      • Iredell [Bosque County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east of Alexander
      • Estimated population in 2019: 342 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Iredell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Iredell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Iredell<3>
    • Walnut Springs [Bosque County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walnut Springs
      • Walnut Springs [Bosque County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Alexander
      • Estimated population in 2019: 868 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walnut Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walnut Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Walnut Springs<3>
    • Cranfills Gap [Bosque County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cranfills Gap
      • Cranfills Gap [Bosque County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Alexander
      • Estimated population in 2019: 282 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cranfills Gap have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cranfills Gap
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cranfills Gap<3>
    • Meridian [Bosque County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meridian
      • Meridian [Bosque County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the east of Alexander
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,515 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meridian have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meridian
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Meridian<3>
    • Morgan [Bosque County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morgan
      • Morgan [Bosque County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the east of Alexander
      • Estimated population in 2019: 519 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morgan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morgan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Morgan<3>
  • Brown County
    • Blanket [Brown County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blanket
      • Blanket [Brown County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Alexander
      • Estimated population in 2019: 368 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blanket
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blanket<3>
  • Comanche County
    • Wilson [Comanche County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilson
      • Wilson [Comanche County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Alexander
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wilson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilson
    • Proctor [Comanche County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Proctor
      • Proctor [Comanche County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Alexander
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Proctor have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Proctor
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Proctor<3>
    • Comyn [Comanche County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Comyn
      • Comyn [Comanche County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the west of Alexander
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Comyn
    • Gustine [Comanche County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gustine
      • Gustine [Comanche County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southwest of Alexander
      • Estimated population in 2019: 468 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gustine have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gustine
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gustine<3>
    • De Leon [Comanche County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for De Leon
      • De Leon [Comanche County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of Alexander
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,198 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on De Leon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for De Leon<3>
    • Energy [Comanche County]
    • Rucker [Comanche County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rucker
      • Rucker [Comanche County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Alexander
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rucker
    • Comanche [Comanche County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Comanche
      • Comanche [Comanche County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Alexander
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,197 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Comanche
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Comanche<3>
    • Sidney [Comanche County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sidney
      • Sidney [Comanche County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the west of Alexander
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sidney have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sidney
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sidney<3>
  • Coryell County
    • Jonesboro [Coryell County]
    • Evant [Coryell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Evant
      • Evant [Coryell County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the south of Alexander
      • Estimated population in 2019: 410 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Evant have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Evant
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Evant<3>
  • Eastland County
    • Desdemona [Eastland County]
    • Gorman [Eastland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gorman
      • Gorman [Eastland County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Alexander
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,035 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gorman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gorman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gorman<3>
    • Ranger [Eastland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ranger
      • Ranger [Eastland County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Alexander
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,469 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ranger have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ranger
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ranger<3>
    • Carbon [Eastland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carbon
      • Carbon [Eastland County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the west of Alexander
      • Estimated population in 2019: 272 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carbon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carbon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carbon<3>
    • Olden [Eastland County]
  • Hamilton County
    • Carlton [Hamilton County]
    • Hico [Hamilton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hico
      • Hico [Hamilton County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Alexander
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,413 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hico
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hico<3>
    • Spurlin [Hamilton County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spurlin
      • Spurlin [Hamilton County] was located 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of Alexander
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spurlin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Hamilton [Hamilton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hamilton
      • Hamilton [Hamilton County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the south of Alexander
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,012 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamilton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hamilton<3>
    • Pottsville [Hamilton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pottsville
      • Pottsville [Hamilton County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Alexander
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pottsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pottsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pottsville<3>
  • Hood County
    • Paluxy [Hood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paluxy
      • Paluxy [Hood County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Alexander
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Paluxy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paluxy
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Paluxy<3>
    • Hill City [Hood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hill City
      • Hill City [Hood County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Alexander
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hill City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hill City
    • Tolar [Hood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tolar
      • Tolar [Hood County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Alexander
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,004 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tolar have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tolar
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tolar<3>
    • Lipan [Hood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lipan
      • Lipan [Hood County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the north of Alexander
      • Estimated population in 2019: 488 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lipan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lipan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lipan<3>
    • Granbury [Hood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Granbury
      • Granbury [Hood County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Alexander
      • Estimated population in 2019: 10,730 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Granbury
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Granbury<3>
    • Brazos Bend [Hood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brazos Bend
      • Brazos Bend [Hood County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Alexander
      • Estimated population in 2019: 356 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brazos Bend have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brazos Bend
    • DeCordova [Hood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for DeCordova
      • DeCordova [Hood County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Alexander
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,040 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on DeCordova
    • Acton [Hood County]
  • Mills County
    • Priddy [Mills County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Priddy
      • Priddy [Mills County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Alexander
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Priddy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Priddy
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Priddy<3>
  • Palo Pinto County
    • Gordon [Palo Pinto County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gordon
      • Gordon [Palo Pinto County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the north of Alexander
      • Estimated population in 2019: 486 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gordon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gordon<3>
    • Mingus [Palo Pinto County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mingus
      • Mingus [Palo Pinto County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the north of Alexander
      • Estimated population in 2019: 257 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mingus have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mingus
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mingus<3>
    • Santo [Palo Pinto County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Santo
      • Santo [Palo Pinto County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the north of Alexander
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Santo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Santo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Santo<3>
    • Strawn [Palo Pinto County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Strawn
      • Strawn [Palo Pinto County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Alexander
      • Estimated population in 2019: 671 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Strawn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Strawn
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Strawn<3>
  • Somervell County
    • Glass [Somervell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glass
      • Glass [Somervell County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northeast of Alexander
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glass
    • Glen Rose [Somervell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glen Rose
      • Glen Rose [Somervell County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Alexander
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,699 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glen Rose
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glen Rose<3>
    • Rainbow [Somervell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rainbow
      • Rainbow [Somervell County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Alexander
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rainbow have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rainbow
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rainbow<3>
    • Nemo [Somervell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nemo
      • Nemo [Somervell County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Alexander
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nemo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nemo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nemo<3>

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Alexander ...

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 107 newspapers that have been published in the area around Alexander.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to 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 Alexander:

  • 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 Alexander ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Alexander.

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

  • Bowman Ridge Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bowman Ridge Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bowman Ridge Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bowman Ridge Cemetery
  • Hancock Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hancock Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hancock Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hancock Cemetery
  • Caudle Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Caudle Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Caudle Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Caudle Cemetery
  • Clairette Cemetery
  • Heavenly Branch Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Heavenly Branch Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Heavenly Branch Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heavenly Branch Cemetery
  • Live Oak Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Live Oak Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Live Oak Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Live Oak Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Pecan Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pecan Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pecan Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pecan Cemetery
    • Turnbow Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Turnbow Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Turnbow Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Turnbow Cemetery
    • Altman Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Altman Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Altman Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Altman Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Alexander.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Altman Cemetery
    • Indian Creek Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Indian Creek Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Indian Creek Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Indian Creek Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Alexander.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Indian Creek Cemetery
    • Lower Green Creek Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lower Green Creek Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lower Green Creek Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Lower Green Creek Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Alexander.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lower Green Creek Cemetery
    • Johnson Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Johnson Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Johnson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Johnson Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Alexander.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Johnson Cemetery
    • Live Oak Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Live Oak Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Live Oak Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Live Oak Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Alexander.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Live Oak Cemetery
    • Old Dublin Memorial Park
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Old Dublin Memorial Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Old Dublin Memorial Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Old Dublin Memorial Park lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Alexander.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Dublin Memorial Park
    • Barbee Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Barbee Cemetery
      • Barbee Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Alexander.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barbee 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 Alexander had a population of 381 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service.

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

  • Alexander [Erath County]
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    • Alexander [Erath County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Alexander
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 381 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Alexander had a post office and railroad service
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  • Harbin [Erath County]
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    • Harbin [Erath County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Alexander
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Harbin had railroad service and no post office
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  • Dublin [Erath County]
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    • Dublin [Erath County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Alexander
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 2,025 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,553 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Dublin had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dublin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Selden [Erath County]
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    • Selden [Erath County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Alexander
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Selden had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Selden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Wilson [Comanche County]
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    • Wilson [Comanche County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Alexander
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Wilson had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wilson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Carlton [Hamilton County]
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    • Carlton [Hamilton County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Alexander
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 161 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Carlton had a post office and no railroad service
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    • Duffau [Erath County]
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      • Duffau [Erath County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Alexander
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 263 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Duffau had a post office and no railroad service
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    • Hico [Hamilton County]
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      • Hico [Hamilton County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Alexander
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 649 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,413 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Hico had a post office and railroad service
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    • Stephenville [Erath County]
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      • Stephenville [Erath County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Alexander
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 909 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 21,247 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Stephenville had a post office and railroad service
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    • Bunyan [Erath County]
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      • Bunyan [Erath County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Alexander
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Bunyan had a post office and no railroad service
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    • Proctor [Comanche County]
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      • Proctor [Comanche County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Alexander
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 42 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Proctor had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Proctor have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Hazeldell [Comanche County]
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      • Hazeldell [Comanche County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Alexander
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 63 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Hazeldell had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hazeldell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Highland [Erath County]
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      • Highland [Erath County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Alexander
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Highland had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Highland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Lamkin [Comanche County]
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      • Lamkin [Comanche County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of Alexander
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Lamkin had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lamkin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Lingleville [Erath County]
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      • Lingleville [Erath County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Alexander
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Lingleville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lingleville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Alexander. See our List of 1890's Communities around Alexander.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Alexander ...

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

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 Alexander:
Services available in 1895: had a Railroad Station, Express Office

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Texas

About Erath County

About Texas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Alexander) 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 Alexander. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from AlexanderOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alexander. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.0589, Longitude: -98.2064    
<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 Alexander, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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