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Welcome to Anchorage ...

Although we found mention of Anchorage during our research, we have little information about it.<1> Given the context of how Anchorage was mentioned, we believe that it was a community rather than some type of landmark. We have done a cursory search and if it's a community, we haven't been able to find any evidence that it still exists..

We've added Anchorage to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Anchorage, please Contact Us.


The location of Anchorage has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

When the people of Anchorage refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use terms like Anchorageite or Anchoragite.<3>

Anchorage is 540 feet [165 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: The area where we believe that Anchorage might be (or was) located is in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

We believe that Anchorage would be found within the (830) area code.

Communities Also Named Anchorage ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 13 communities that are also named Anchorage - they are located in Alaska, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland (2), Mississippi (2), New Jersey, Rhode Island, Utah and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Anchorage ...

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

  • Pleasanton [Atascosa County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasanton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasanton
    • Pleasanton [Atascosa County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Anchorage
    • Estimated population for 2018: 10,754 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasanton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pleasanton
  • Devine [Medina County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Devine have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Devine
    • Devine [Medina County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Anchorage
    • Estimated population for 2018: 4,865 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Devine
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Devine
  • Sandy Oaks [Bexar County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandy Oaks
    • Sandy Oaks [Bexar County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northeast of Anchorage
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandy Oaks
  • Jourdanton [Atascosa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jourdanton
    • Jourdanton [Atascosa County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Anchorage
    • Estimated population for 2018: 4,461 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jourdanton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jourdanton
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Poteet [Atascosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poteet
      • Poteet [Atascosa County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the east of Anchorage
      • Estimated population for 2018: 3,495 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poteet
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Poteet
    • Lytle [Atascosa County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lytle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lytle
      • Lytle [Atascosa County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the northwest of Anchorage
      • Estimated population for 2018: 3,005 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lytle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lytle
    • Somerset [Bexar County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Somerset have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Somerset
      • Somerset [Bexar County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the north of Anchorage
      • Estimated population for 2018: 1,903 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Somerset
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Somerset
    • Charlotte [Atascosa County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Charlotte have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Charlotte
      • Charlotte [Atascosa County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the south of Anchorage
      • Estimated population for 2018: 1,850 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charlotte
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Charlotte
    • Natalia [Medina County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Natalia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Natalia
      • Natalia [Medina County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the northwest of Anchorage
      • Estimated population for 2018: 1,581 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Natalia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Natalia
    • Von Ormy [Bexar County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Von Ormy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Von Ormy
      • Von Ormy [Bexar County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the north of Anchorage
      • Estimated population for 2018: 1,298 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Von Ormy
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Von Ormy

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 Anchorage. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Anchorage.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Anchorage. 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 Anchorage.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Anchorage ...

Looking for more information about Anchorage? 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 Anchorage, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Anchorage.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Texas

About Atascosa County

About Texas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer. For example, we might find a sentence like "He went south past Anchorage and then turned east". While Anchorage could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Anchorage as a placeholder with the hope that we'll be able to add more information in the future.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Miller Creek to see Pete ... Miller Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Anchorage could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<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>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Anchorage refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a community's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Anchorage may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Anchorage - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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- Anchorage) 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 Anchorage. 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 Anchorage

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Anchorage. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 29.0675, Longitude: -98.7059       In this case, the coordinates for Anchorage have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






















 

 

 

 

 


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