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Our Genealogy Helper for Arcola ...

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 Arcola (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 Arcola. 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 hospitals and 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.

Arcola is located in Fort Bend 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 Fort Bend County: Austin, Brazoria, Harris, Waller & Wharton.

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

  • Fort Bend County     (The home county of Arcola)
    • Hawdon [Fort Bend County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hawdon
      • Hawdon [Fort Bend County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Arcola
      • Hawdon has also been known as:
      • Hawdon Junction
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hawdon
    • Fresno [Fort Bend County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fresno
      • Fresno [Fort Bend County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Arcola
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fresno have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fresno
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fresno<3>
    • Sienna Plantation [Fort Bend County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sienna Plantation
      • Sienna Plantation [Fort Bend County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Arcola
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sienna Plantation have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sienna Plantation
    • Juliff [Fort Bend County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Juliff
      • Juliff [Fort Bend County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Arcola
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Juliff
    • Trammels [Fort Bend County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trammels
      • Trammels [Fort Bend County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Arcola
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trammels
    • Dewalt [Fort Bend County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dewalt
      • Dewalt [Fort Bend County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Arcola
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dewalt
    • Missouri City [Fort Bend County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Missouri City
      • Missouri City [Fort Bend County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Arcola
      • Estimated population in 2019: 75,457 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Missouri City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Missouri City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Missouri City<3>
    • Fifth Street [Fort Bend County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fifth Street
      • Fifth Street [Fort Bend County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Arcola
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fifth Street have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fifth Street
    • First Colony [Fort Bend County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for First Colony
      • First Colony [Fort Bend County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Arcola
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for First Colony have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on First Colony
    • Thompsons [Fort Bend County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thompsons
      • Thompsons [Fort Bend County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Arcola
      • Estimated population in 2019: 350 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thompsons have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thompsons
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thompsons<3>
    • Missouri City Estates [Fort Bend County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Missouri City Estates
      • Missouri City Estates [Fort Bend County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Arcola
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Missouri City Estates have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Missouri City Estates
    • Stafford [Fort Bend County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stafford
      • Stafford [Fort Bend County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Arcola
      • Estimated population in 2019: 17,362 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stafford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stafford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stafford<3>
    • Booth [Fort Bend County]
  • Austin County
    • Wallis [Austin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wallis
      • Wallis [Austin County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the west of Arcola
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,303 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wallis
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wallis<3>
    • Brazos Country [Austin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brazos Country
      • Brazos Country [Austin County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Arcola
      • Estimated population in 2019: 474 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brazos Country have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brazos Country
  • Brazoria County
    • Iowa Colony [Brazoria County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Iowa Colony
      • Iowa Colony [Brazoria County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Arcola
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,233 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Iowa Colony have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Iowa Colony
    • Fairway Village [Brazoria County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairway Village
      • Fairway Village [Brazoria County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Arcola
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairway Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairway Village
    • Manvel [Brazoria County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manvel
      • Manvel [Brazoria County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Arcola
      • Estimated population in 2019: 12,671 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Manvel have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manvel
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Manvel<3>
    • Sandy Point [Brazoria County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandy Point
      • Sandy Point [Brazoria County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Arcola
      • Estimated population in 2019: 236 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sandy Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandy Point
    • West Oaks Village [Brazoria County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Oaks Village
      • West Oaks Village [Brazoria County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Arcola
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Oaks Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Oaks Village
    • Pearland [Brazoria County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pearland
      • Pearland [Brazoria County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Arcola
      • Estimated population in 2019: 122,460 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pearland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pearland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pearland<3>
    • Westwood Village [Brazoria County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westwood Village
      • Westwood Village [Brazoria County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Arcola
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westwood Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westwood Village
    • Brookside Village [Brazoria County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brookside Village
      • Brookside Village [Brazoria County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Arcola
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,577 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brookside Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brookside Village
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brookside Village<3>
    • Rosharon [Brazoria County]
    • Lochridge [Brazoria County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lochridge
      • Lochridge [Brazoria County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Arcola
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lochridge
    • Bonney [Brazoria County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bonney
      • Bonney [Brazoria County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Arcola
      • Estimated population in 2019: 372 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bonney have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bonney
    • Alvin [Brazoria County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alvin
      • Alvin [Brazoria County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Arcola
      • Estimated population in 2019: 26,723 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alvin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alvin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alvin<3>
    • Woodcreek [Brazoria County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodcreek
      • Woodcreek [Brazoria County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Arcola
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodcreek
  • Chambers County
    • Beach City [Chambers County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beach City
      • Beach City [Chambers County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Arcola
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,792 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beach City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beach City
  • Galveston County
    • Carmel Village [Galveston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carmel Village
      • Carmel Village [Galveston County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Arcola
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carmel Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carmel Village
    • Friendswood [Galveston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Friendswood
      • Friendswood [Galveston County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east of Arcola
      • Estimated population in 2019: 40,290 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Friendswood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Friendswood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Friendswood<3>
    • Quaker Village [Galveston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quaker Village
      • Quaker Village [Galveston County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east of Arcola
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Quaker Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quaker Village
    • Parkwood Village [Galveston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parkwood Village
      • Parkwood Village [Galveston County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the east of Arcola
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Parkwood Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parkwood Village
    • League City [Galveston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for League City
      • League City [Galveston County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Arcola
      • Estimated population in 2019: 107,536 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on League City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for League City<3>
    • Santa Fe [Galveston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Santa Fe
      • Santa Fe [Galveston County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Arcola
      • Estimated population in 2019: 13,449 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Santa Fe have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Santa Fe
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Santa Fe<3>
    • Dickinson [Galveston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dickinson
      • Dickinson [Galveston County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of Arcola
      • Estimated population in 2019: 21,129 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dickinson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dickinson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dickinson<3>
    • South Shore Village [Galveston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Shore Village
      • South Shore Village [Galveston County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Arcola
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Shore Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Shore Village
    • Clear Lake Shores [Galveston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clear Lake Shores
      • Clear Lake Shores [Galveston County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Arcola
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,215 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clear Lake Shores have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clear Lake Shores
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clear Lake Shores<3>
    • Kemah [Galveston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kemah
      • Kemah [Galveston County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Arcola
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,019 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kemah have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kemah
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kemah<3>
    • Bacliff [Galveston County]
    • La Marque [Galveston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for La Marque
      • La Marque [Galveston County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Arcola
      • Estimated population in 2019: 17,319 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for La Marque have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on La Marque
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for La Marque<3>
    • Hitchcock [Galveston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hitchcock
      • Hitchcock [Galveston County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Arcola
      • Estimated population in 2019: 7,914 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hitchcock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hitchcock
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hitchcock<3>
  • Harris County
    • Post Oak Village [Harris County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Post Oak Village
      • Post Oak Village [Harris County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Arcola
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Post Oak Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Post Oak Village
    • Canterbury Village [Harris County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canterbury Village
      • Canterbury Village [Harris County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Arcola
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Canterbury Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canterbury Village
    • Cambridge Village [Harris County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cambridge Village
      • Cambridge Village [Harris County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Arcola
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cambridge Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cambridge Village
    • Bellaire [Harris County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bellaire
      • Bellaire [Harris County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Arcola
      • Estimated population in 2019: 18,971 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bellaire have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bellaire
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bellaire<3>
    • Southside Place [Harris County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Southside Place
      • Southside Place [Harris County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Arcola
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,883 people
      • Southside Place has also been known as:
      • South Side Place
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Southside Place
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Southside Place<3>
    • West University Place [Harris County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West University Place
      • West University Place [Harris County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Arcola
      • Estimated population in 2019: 15,585 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West University Place have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West University Place
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West University Place<3>
    • Glenbrook Valley [Harris County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenbrook Valley
      • Glenbrook Valley [Harris County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Arcola
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenbrook Valley
    • Brays Village East [Harris County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brays Village East
      • Brays Village East [Harris County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Arcola
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brays Village East have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brays Village East
    • Alief [Harris County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alief
      • Alief [Harris County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Arcola
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alief have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alief
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alief<3>
    • Catalina Village [Harris County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Catalina Village
      • Catalina Village [Harris County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Arcola
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Catalina Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Catalina Village
    • Piney Point Village [Harris County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Piney Point Village
      • Piney Point Village [Harris County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of Arcola
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,444 people
      • Piney Point Village has also been known as:
      • Piney Point
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Piney Point Village
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Piney Point Village<3>
    • Park Place [Harris County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Park Place
      • Park Place [Harris County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Arcola
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Park Place
    • Ashford Village [Harris County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ashford Village
      • Ashford Village [Harris County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Arcola
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ashford Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ashford Village
  • Matagorda County
    • Pledger [Matagorda County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pledger
      • Pledger [Matagorda County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Arcola
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pledger have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pledger
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pledger<3>
  • Waller County
    • Brookshire [Waller County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brookshire
      • Brookshire [Waller County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Arcola
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,816 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brookshire have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brookshire
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brookshire<3>
    • Pattison [Waller County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pattison
      • Pattison [Waller County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Arcola
      • Estimated population in 2019: 620 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pattison have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pattison
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pattison<3>
  • Wharton County
    • Newgulf [Wharton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newgulf
      • Newgulf [Wharton County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Arcola
      • Newgulf has also been known as:
      • New Gulf
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newgulf
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newgulf<3>
    • Boling [Wharton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boling
      • Boling [Wharton County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Arcola
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boling have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boling
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boling<3>
    • East Bernard [Wharton County]
    • Hungerford [Wharton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hungerford
      • Hungerford [Wharton County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the west of Arcola
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hungerford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hungerford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hungerford<3>
    • Lane City [Wharton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lane City
      • Lane City [Wharton County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Arcola
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lane City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lane City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lane City<3>
    • Wharton [Wharton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wharton
      • Wharton [Wharton County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the west of Arcola
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,637 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wharton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wharton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wharton<3>

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

Newspapers Published in Arcola ...

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 11 newspapers that have been published in the area around Arcola.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Arcola, there are papers which were published within 13 miles [20.9 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Arcola.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These helpful 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 Arcola:

  • 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 Arcola ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Arcola.

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

  • Arcola - Fresno Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Arcola - Fresno Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Arcola - Fresno Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arcola - Fresno Cemetery
  • Iowa Colony Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Iowa Colony Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Iowa Colony Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Iowa Colony Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #4461<4>
  • Dewalt Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Dewalt Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Dewalt Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dewalt Cemetery
  • Booth Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Booth Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Booth Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Booth Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Arcola.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Booth Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2501<4>
  • Manvel Cemetery
  • Woods Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Woods Cemetery
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Woods Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
    • Woods Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Arcola.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woods Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #7745<4>
  • Continue List ...
    • Sandy Point Cemetery
    • Houston Memorial Garden
    • Houston Memorial Gardens
    • Paradise South Cemetery
    • Paradise South Cemetery
    • Beth Jacob Cemetery
    • New Hope Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the New Hope Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the New Hope Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • New Hope Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Arcola.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Hope Cemetery
    • Dagg Cemetery
    • Pilgrim Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pilgrim Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pilgrim Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Pilgrim Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Arcola.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pilgrim 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.<6>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Arcola had railroad service and no post office. In 2019, Arcola had a population of 2,663 people.

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

  • Arcola [Fort Bend County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arcola
    • Arcola [Fort Bend County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Arcola
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,663 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Arcola had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arcola have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arcola
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Arcola<3>
  • Arcola Junction [Fort Bend County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arcola Junction
    • Arcola Junction [Fort Bend County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Arcola
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Arcola Junction had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arcola Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arcola Junction
  • Duke [Fort Bend County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Duke
    • Duke [Fort Bend County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Arcola
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 106 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Duke had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Duke have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Duke
  • Sandy Point [Brazoria County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandy Point
    • Sandy Point [Brazoria County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Arcola
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 213 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 236 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Sandy Point had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sandy Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandy Point
  • Thompsons [Fort Bend County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thompsons
    • Thompsons [Fort Bend County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Arcola
    • Estimated population in 2019: 350 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Thompsons had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thompsons have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thompsons
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thompsons<3>
  • Stafford [Fort Bend County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stafford
    • Stafford [Fort Bend County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Arcola
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 57 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 17,362 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Stafford had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stafford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stafford
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stafford<3>
  • Continue List ...
    • Sugar Land [Fort Bend County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sugar Land
      • Sugar Land [Fort Bend County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Arcola
      • Estimated population in 2019: 118,488 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Sugar Land had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sugar Land have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sugar Land
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sugar Land<3>
    • Pierce Junction [Harris County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pierce Junction
      • Pierce Junction [Harris County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Arcola
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Pierce Junction had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pierce Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pierce Junction
    • Bonney [Brazoria County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bonney
      • Bonney [Brazoria County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Arcola
      • Estimated population in 2019: 372 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Bonney had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bonney have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bonney
    • Alvin [Brazoria County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alvin
      • Alvin [Brazoria County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Arcola
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 261 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 26,723 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Alvin had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alvin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alvin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alvin<3>
    • Crabb [Fort Bend County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crabb
      • Crabb [Fort Bend County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Arcola
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Crabb had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crabb have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crabb
    • Jeanetta [Harris County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jeanetta
      • Jeanetta [Harris County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Arcola
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Jeanetta had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jeanetta have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jeanetta
    • Harlem [Fort Bend County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harlem
      • Harlem [Fort Bend County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Arcola
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Harlem had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harlem have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harlem
    • Chenango [Brazoria County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chenango
      • Chenango [Brazoria County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Arcola
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 85 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Chenango had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chenango have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chenango
    • Piney Point Village [Harris County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Piney Point Village
      • Piney Point Village [Harris County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of Arcola
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,444 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Piney Point Village had railroad service and no post office
      • Piney Point Village has also been known as:
      • Piney Point
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Piney Point Village
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Piney Point Village<3>

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Arcola ...

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

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

Rand McNally Map of Texas (1897)

Published by Rand McNally & Co.

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

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Fort Bend County: www.co.fort-bend.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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Arcola) 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 Arcola. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ArcolaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Arcola. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 29.5027, Longitude: -95.4664       In this case, the coordinates for Arcola have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<6>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 Arcola, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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