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Welcome to Alexander ...

Alexander is located in Erath County<1>.

Alexander is 1,200 feet [366 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Alexander lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Alexander lies within the (254) area code.

Adding Alexander to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Alexander in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Alexander elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Alexander on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Alexander ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 28 communities that are also named Alexander - they are located in Alabama, Alberta, Arkansas (2), Colorado, Georgia (2), Idaho, Illinois (2), Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky (2), Maine, Manitoba, Michigan (2), Mississippi, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio (2), South Carolina and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Alexander.

Communities near Alexander ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Alexander.

  • Stephenville [Erath County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stephenville
    • Stephenville [Erath County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<3> 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<4>
  • Dublin [Erath County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dublin
    • Dublin [Erath County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> 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.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dublin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dublin<4>
  • De Leon [Comanche County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for De Leon
    • De Leon [Comanche County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<3> 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<4>
  • Hico [Hamilton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hico
    • Hico [Hamilton County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<3> 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<4>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Gustine [Comanche County]
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      • Gustine [Comanche County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<3> 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.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gustine
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gustine<4>
    • Clairette [Erath County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clairette
      • Clairette [Erath County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<3> 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]<3> to the northwest of Alexander
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harbin
    • Carlton [Hamilton County]
    • Wilson [Comanche County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilson
      • Wilson [Comanche County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<3> to the south of Alexander
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wilson have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilson
    • Duffau [Erath County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Duffau
      • Duffau [Erath County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> to the east of Alexander
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Duffau

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Alexander. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Alexander.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Alexander. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Alexander.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Alexander. See our Newspapers Page for Alexander.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Alexander ...

Looking for more information about Alexander? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Alexander, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Alexander.

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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>If you're interested in how the shape of Texas' counties, including Erath, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Alexander - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>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 drawn 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 for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Alexander

Our 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    
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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