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Our Genealogy Helper for Alvord ...

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 Alvord (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 Alvord. 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Alvord is located in Wise 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 Wise County: Cooke, Denton, Jack, Montague, Parker & Tarrant.

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

  • Wise County     (The home county of Alvord)
    • Park Springs [Wise County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Park Springs
      • Park Springs [Wise County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Alvord
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Park Springs
    • Chico [Wise County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chico
      • Chico [Wise County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Alvord
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,199 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chico
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chico<2>
    • Bridgeport [Wise County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bridgeport
      • Bridgeport [Wise County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Alvord
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,637 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bridgeport have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bridgeport
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bridgeport<2>
    • Decatur [Wise County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Decatur
      • Decatur [Wise County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Alvord
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,572 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Decatur
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Decatur<2>
    • Greenwood [Wise County]
    • Lake Bridgeport [Wise County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Bridgeport
      • Lake Bridgeport [Wise County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Alvord
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 405 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Bridgeport have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Bridgeport
    • Paradise [Wise County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paradise
      • Paradise [Wise County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the south of Alvord
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 594 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Paradise have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paradise
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Paradise<2>
    • Runaway Bay [Wise County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Runaway Bay
      • Runaway Bay [Wise County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Alvord
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,627 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Runaway Bay have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Runaway Bay
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Runaway Bay<2>
    • Slidell [Wise County]
    • Boyd [Wise County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boyd
      • Boyd [Wise County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the south of Alvord
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,555 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boyd
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boyd<2>
    • Bluett [Wise County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bluett
      • Bluett [Wise County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Alvord
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bluett
    • New Fairview [Wise County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Fairview
      • New Fairview [Wise County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Alvord
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,557 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Fairview have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for New Fairview:
      • Fairview
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Fairview
  • Clay County
    • Newport [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newport
      • Newport [Clay County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the west of Alvord
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newport
    • Bellevue [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bellevue
      • Bellevue [Clay County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Alvord
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 350 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bellevue have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bellevue
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bellevue<2>
    • Bluegrove [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bluegrove
      • Bluegrove [Clay County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Alvord
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bluegrove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bluegrove
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bluegrove<2>
  • Comanche County
    • Cross Roads [Comanche County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cross Roads
      • Cross Roads [Comanche County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the east of Alvord
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cross Roads
  • Cooke County
    • Rosston [Cooke County]
    • Hood [Cooke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hood
      • Hood [Cooke County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northeast of Alvord
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hood
    • Era [Cooke County]
    • Muenster [Cooke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Muenster
      • Muenster [Cooke County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Alvord
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,664 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Muenster
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Muenster<2>
    • Myra [Cooke County]
    • Valley View [Cooke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valley View
      • Valley View [Cooke County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the east of Alvord
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 865 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Valley View have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valley View
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Valley View<2>
    • Lindsay [Cooke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lindsay
      • Lindsay [Cooke County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Alvord
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,159 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lindsay
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lindsay<2>
    • Gainesville [Cooke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gainesville
      • Gainesville [Cooke County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Alvord
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,876 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gainesville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gainesville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gainesville<2>
  • Denton County
    • Stony [Denton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stony
      • Stony [Denton County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Alvord
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stony
    • Bolivar [Denton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bolivar
      • Bolivar [Denton County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Alvord
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bolivar
    • Ponder [Denton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ponder
      • Ponder [Denton County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Alvord
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,415 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ponder have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ponder
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ponder<2>
    • Krum [Denton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Krum
      • Krum [Denton County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Alvord
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,412 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Krum
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Krum<2>
    • DISH [Denton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for DISH
      • DISH [Denton County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Alvord
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 442 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on DISH
    • Justin [Denton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Justin
      • Justin [Denton County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Alvord
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,718 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Justin have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Justin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Justin<2>
    • Sanger [Denton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sanger
      • Sanger [Denton County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the east of Alvord
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,133 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sanger have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sanger
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sanger<2>
    • Northlake [Denton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Northlake
      • Northlake [Denton County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Alvord
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,354 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Northlake have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northlake
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Northlake<2>
    • Corral City [Denton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Corral City
      • Corral City [Denton County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Alvord
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 52 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Corral City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Corral City
    • Denton [Denton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Denton
      • Denton [Denton County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the east of Alvord
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 147,515 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Denton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Denton<2>
    • Argyle [Denton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Argyle
      • Argyle [Denton County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Alvord
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,619 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Argyle have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Argyle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Argyle<2>
    • Haslet [Denton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Haslet
      • Haslet [Denton County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Alvord
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,137 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Haslet have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Haslet
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Haslet<2>
  • Jack County
    • Wizard Wells [Jack County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wizard Wells
      • Wizard Wells [Jack County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Alvord
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wizard Wells
    • Westbrook [Jack County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westbrook
      • Westbrook [Jack County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Alvord
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westbrook have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westbrook
    • Gibtown [Jack County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gibtown
      • Gibtown [Jack County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Alvord
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gibtown
    • Postoak [Jack County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Postoak
      • Postoak [Jack County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Alvord
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Postoak
    • Jacksboro [Jack County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jacksboro
      • Jacksboro [Jack County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Alvord
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,447 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jacksboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jacksboro<2>
    • Perrin [Jack County]
    • Jermyn [Jack County]
  • Montague County
    • Sunset [Montague County]
    • New Harp [Montague County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Harp
      • New Harp [Montague County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Alvord
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Harp
    • Fruitland [Montague County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fruitland
      • Fruitland [Montague County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Alvord
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fruitland
    • Salona [Montague County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salona
      • Salona [Montague County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Alvord
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salona
    • Forestburg [Montague County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forestburg
      • Forestburg [Montague County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Alvord
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forestburg have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forestburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Forestburg<2>
    • Bowie [Montague County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bowie
      • Bowie [Montague County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Alvord
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,140 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bowie have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bowie
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bowie<2>
    • Hardy [Montague County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hardy
      • Hardy [Montague County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northeast of Alvord
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hardy
    • Montague [Montague County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montague
      • Montague [Montague County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of Alvord
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Montague have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montague
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Montague<2>
    • Saint Jo [Montague County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Jo
      • Saint Jo [Montague County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Alvord
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,032 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Jo have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Jo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Jo<2>
    • Nocona [Montague County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nocona
      • Nocona [Montague County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Alvord
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,016 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nocona
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nocona<2>
    • Ringgold [Montague County]
  • Parker County
    • Agnes [Parker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Agnes
      • Agnes [Parker County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Alvord
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Agnes
    • Springtown [Parker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Springtown
      • Springtown [Parker County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Alvord
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,304 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springtown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Springtown<2>
    • Goshen [Parker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goshen
      • Goshen [Parker County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Alvord
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goshen
    • Poolville [Parker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poolville
      • Poolville [Parker County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Alvord
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poolville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poolville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Poolville<2>
    • Reno [Parker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reno
      • Reno [Parker County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Alvord
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,473 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reno have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reno
    • Sanctuary [Parker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sanctuary
      • Sanctuary [Parker County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the south of Alvord
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 327 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sanctuary have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sanctuary
    • Azle [Parker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Azle
      • Azle [Parker County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the south of Alvord
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,607 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Azle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Azle<2>
    • Whitt [Parker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whitt
      • Whitt [Parker County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Alvord
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whitt have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitt
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Whitt<2>
    • Peaster [Parker County]
  • Tarrant County
    • Pecan Acres [Tarrant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pecan Acres
      • Pecan Acres [Tarrant County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Alvord
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pecan Acres have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pecan Acres
    • Pelican Bay [Tarrant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pelican Bay
      • Pelican Bay [Tarrant County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the south of Alvord
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,100 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pelican Bay have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pelican Bay
    • Lakeside [Tarrant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakeside
      • Lakeside [Tarrant County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the south of Alvord
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,586 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakeside
    • Keller [Tarrant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keller
      • Keller [Tarrant County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Alvord
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 46,939 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Keller have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keller
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Keller<2>
    • Saginaw [Tarrant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saginaw
      • Saginaw [Tarrant County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Alvord
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 24,860 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saginaw
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saginaw<2>
    • Blue Mound [Tarrant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blue Mound
      • Blue Mound [Tarrant County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Alvord
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,410 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue Mound
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blue Mound<2>
    • Lake Worth [Tarrant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Worth
      • Lake Worth [Tarrant County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Alvord
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,867 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Worth have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Worth
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lake Worth<2>
  • Jefferson County (OK)
    • Terral [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Terral
      • Terral [Jefferson County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the north of Alvord
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 382 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Terral have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Terral
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Terral<2>
  • Love County (OK)
    • Leon [Love County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leon
      • Leon [Love County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Alvord
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 99 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leon have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Leon<2>

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Alvord ...

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 81 newspapers that have been published in the area around Alvord.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

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

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 Alvord:

  • 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.
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Cemeteries Near Alvord ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Alvord.

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

  • Briar Branch Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Briar Branch Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Ball Knob Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ball Knob Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Pleasant Grove Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pleasant Grove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Jonestown Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Jonestown Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Hopewell Cemetery
  • Flat Rock Cemetery
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    • Lake Valley Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lake Valley Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Lake Valley Cemetery
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    • Pella Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pella Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Pella Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Alvord.
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    • Sunset Beasley Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sunset Beasley Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Sunset Beasley Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Alvord.
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    • Cumber Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Cumber Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Cumber Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Alvord.
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    • Valley View Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Valley View Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Valley View Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Alvord.
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    • Bethel Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bethel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Bethel Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Alvord.
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    • Cottonwood Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Cottonwood Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Cottonwood Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Alvord.
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    • Olive Branch Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Olive Branch Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Olive Branch Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Alvord.
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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.<4>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Alvord had a population of 560 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2020, Alvord had a population of 1,591 people.

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

  • Alvord [Wise County]
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    • Alvord [Wise County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Alvord
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 560 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,591 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Alvord had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alvord have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Chico [Wise County]
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    • Chico [Wise County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Alvord
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 323 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,199 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Chico had a post office and no railroad service
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  • Sunset [Montague County]
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    • Sunset [Montague County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Alvord
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 375 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Sunset had a post office and railroad service
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  • Bridgeport [Wise County]
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    • Bridgeport [Wise County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Alvord
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 498 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,637 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Bridgeport had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bridgeport have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Decatur [Wise County]
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    • Decatur [Wise County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Alvord
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,746 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,572 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Decatur had a post office and railroad service
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  • Greenwood [Wise County]
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    • Greenwood [Wise County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Alvord
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 210 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Greenwood had a post office and no railroad service
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    • Crafton [Wise County]
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      • Crafton [Wise County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Alvord
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 163 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Crafton had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crafton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Salona [Montague County]
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      • Salona [Montague County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Alvord
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Salona had a post office and no railroad service
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    • Paradise [Wise County]
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      • Paradise [Wise County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the south of Alvord
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 57 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 594 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Paradise had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Paradise have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Forestburg [Montague County]
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      • Forestburg [Montague County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Alvord
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 372 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Forestburg had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forestburg have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Herman [Wise County]
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      • Herman [Wise County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Alvord
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Herman had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Herman have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Rosston [Cooke County]
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      • Rosston [Cooke County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Alvord
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 229 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Rosston had a post office and no railroad service
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    • Bowie [Montague County]
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      • Bowie [Montague County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Alvord
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,486 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,140 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Bowie had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bowie have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Slidell [Wise County]
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      • Slidell [Wise County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the east of Alvord
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Slidell had a post office and no railroad service
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    • Hardy [Montague County]
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      • Hardy [Montague County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northeast of Alvord
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Hardy had a post office and no railroad service
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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 Alvord. See our List of 1890's Communities around Alvord.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Alvord ...

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

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

SPV's Comprehensive Railroad Atlas of North America - Texas
Written by: Walker, Mike
Published by Steam Powered Video (SPV), 2001
(Available from Amazon.com)

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Texas

About Wise County

About Texas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Wise County: www.co.wise.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' (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- Alvord) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Alvord. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from AlvordOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alvord. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.3571, Longitude: -97.6956       In this case, the coordinates for Alvord have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>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.
<4>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 Alvord, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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