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Our Genealogy Helper for Anacacho ...

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 Anacacho (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 Anacacho. 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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

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 south 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.

Anacacho is located in Kinney 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 Kinney County: Edwards, Maverick, Uvalde & Val Verde.

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

  • Kinney County     (The home county of Anacacho)
    • Spofford [Kinney County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spofford
      • Spofford [Kinney County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Anacacho
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 99 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spofford
    • Brackettville [Kinney County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brackettville
      • Brackettville [Kinney County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Anacacho
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,679 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brackettville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brackettville<2>
    • Alamo Village [Kinney County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alamo Village
      • Alamo Village [Kinney County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of Anacacho
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alamo Village
  • Edwards County
  • Maverick County
    • Quemado [Maverick County]
    • Radar Base [Maverick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Radar Base
      • Radar Base [Maverick County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Anacacho
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Radar Base
    • Elm Creek [Maverick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elm Creek
      • Elm Creek [Maverick County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of Anacacho
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elm Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elm Creek
    • Eagle Pass [Maverick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eagle Pass
      • Eagle Pass [Maverick County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the south of Anacacho
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 29,515 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eagle Pass have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eagle Pass
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eagle Pass<2>
  • Real County
    • Camp Wood [Real County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camp Wood
      • Camp Wood [Real County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Anacacho
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 720 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Camp Wood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camp Wood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Camp Wood<2>
  • Uvalde County
    • Uvalde Estates [Uvalde County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Uvalde Estates
      • Uvalde Estates [Uvalde County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Anacacho
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Uvalde Estates have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Uvalde Estates has also been known as:
      • Uvalde Estates Colonia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Uvalde Estates
    • Uvalde [Uvalde County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Uvalde
      • Uvalde [Uvalde County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the east of Anacacho
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,977 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Uvalde
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Uvalde<2>
    • Knippa [Uvalde County]
  • Val Verde County
    • Del Rio [Val Verde County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Del Rio
      • Del Rio [Val Verde County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the west of Anacacho
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 35,722 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Del Rio have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Del Rio
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Del Rio<2>
  • Zavala County
    • La Pryor [Zavala County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for La Pryor
      • La Pryor [Zavala County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Anacacho
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for La Pryor have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on La Pryor
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for La Pryor<2>

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

Newspapers Published in Anacacho ...

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 47 newspapers that have been published in the area around Anacacho.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Anacacho, 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 Anacacho.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with 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 Anacacho:

  • 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 Anacacho ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Anacacho.

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

  • Vincent Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Vincent Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Vincent Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Vincent Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Anacacho.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vincent Cemetery
  • Ballantyne Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ballantyne Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ballantyne Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Ballantyne Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Anacacho.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ballantyne Cemetery
  • Seminole Indian Scout Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Seminole Indian Scout Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Seminole Indian Scout Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Seminole Indian Scout Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Anacacho.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seminole Indian Scout Cemetery
  • Sparks Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sparks Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sparks Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Sparks Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Anacacho.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sparks Cemetery
  • Yancy Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Yancy Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Yancy Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Yancy Cemetery lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Anacacho.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yancy Cemetery
  • Valley Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Valley Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Valley Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Valley Cemetery lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Anacacho.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valley Cemetery
  • Continue List ...

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, Anacacho had railroad service and no post office.

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

  • Anacacho [Kinney County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Anacacho
    • Anacacho [Kinney County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Anacacho
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Anacacho had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Anacacho have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anacacho
  • Spofford [Kinney County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spofford
    • Spofford [Kinney County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Anacacho
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 99 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Spofford had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spofford
  • Brackettville [Kinney County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brackettville
    • Brackettville [Kinney County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Anacacho
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,649 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,679 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Brackettville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brackettville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brackettville<2>
  • Cline [Uvalde County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cline
    • Cline [Uvalde County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Anacacho
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Cline had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cline have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cline
  • Darling [Maverick County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Darling
    • Darling [Maverick County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Anacacho
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Darling had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Darling have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Darling
  • Standart [Kinney County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Standart
    • Standart [Kinney County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Anacacho
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Standart had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Standart have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Standart
  • Continue List ...
    • Paloma [Maverick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paloma
      • Paloma [Maverick County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Anacacho
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Paloma had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Paloma have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paloma
    • Laguna [Uvalde County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laguna
      • Laguna [Uvalde County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northeast of Anacacho
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Laguna had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Laguna have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laguna
    • Amanda [Kinney County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amanda
      • Amanda [Kinney County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Anacacho
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Amanda had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Amanda have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amanda
    • Montell [Uvalde County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montell
      • Montell [Uvalde County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Anacacho
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Montell had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Montell have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montell

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Anacacho ...

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

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 Anacacho:
Services available in 1895: had a Railroad Station, no Post Office mentioned

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

The GNIS database contains an entry for Anacacho. See our Misc Page for Anacacho for more information.

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Anacacho. 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 '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- Anacacho) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Anacacho. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 29.1911, Longitude: -100.3006       In this case, the coordinates for Anacacho 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>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 Anacacho, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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