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Our Genealogy Helper for Arno ...

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 Arno (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 Arno. 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 doctors 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.

Arno is located in Reeves 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 Reeves County: Eddy (NM), Culberson, Jeff Davis, Loving, Pecos & Ward.

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

  • Reeves County     (The home county of Arno)
    • Orla [Reeves County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orla
      • Orla [Reeves County] was located 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Arno
    • Pecos [Reeves County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pecos
      • Pecos [Reeves County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Arno
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,488 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pecos have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pecos
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pecos<3>
    • Lindsay [Reeves County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lindsay
      • Lindsay [Reeves County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the south of Arno
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lindsay have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lindsay
    • Toyah [Reeves County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Toyah
      • Toyah [Reeves County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Arno
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 104 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Toyah
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Toyah<3>
    • Verhalen [Reeves County]
  • Loving County
    • Mentone [Loving County]
    • Woody [Loving County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woody
      • Woody [Loving County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Arno
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Woody. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
  • Ward County
    • Barstow [Ward County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barstow
      • Barstow [Ward County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Arno
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 400 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barstow
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Barstow<3>
    • Pyote [Ward County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pyote
      • Pyote [Ward County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the east of Arno
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 134 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pyote
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pyote<3>
    • Wickett [Ward County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wickett
      • Wickett [Ward County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the east of Arno
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 558 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wickett have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wickett
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wickett<3>
  • Winkler County
    • Wink [Winkler County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wink
      • Wink [Winkler County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Arno
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,014 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wink
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wink<3>
    • Kermit [Winkler County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kermit
      • Kermit [Winkler County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Arno
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,367 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kermit
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kermit<3>
  • Lea County (NM)
    • Jal [Lea County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jal
      • Jal [Lea County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Arno
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,118 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jal have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jal
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jal<3>

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

Newspapers Published in Arno ...

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 41 newspapers that have been published in the area around Arno.

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 Arno:

  • 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 New Mexico
    • Stories from Texas

Cemeteries Near Arno ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Arno.

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

  • Lara Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lara Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lara Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Lara Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Arno.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lara Cemetery
  • Barstow Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Barstow Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Barstow Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Barstow Cemetery lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Arno.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barstow Cemetery
  • Mt. Evergreen Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Evergreen Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Evergreen Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Mt. Evergreen Cemetery lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Arno.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Evergreen Cemetery
  • Fairview Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Fairview Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Fairview Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Fairview Cemetery lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Arno.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairview Cemetery
  • Dean Memorial Park
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Dean Memorial Park
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Dean Memorial Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Dean Memorial Park lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Arno.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dean Memorial Park
  • Santa Rosa Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Santa Rosa Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Santa Rosa Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Santa Rosa Cemetery lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Arno.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Santa Rosa Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Toyah New Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Toyah New Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Toyah New Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Toyah New Cemetery lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Arno.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Toyah New Cemetery
    • Toyah Old Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Toyah Old Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Toyah Old Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Toyah Old Cemetery lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Arno.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Toyah Old Cemetery
    • Mexican Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mexican Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mexican Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Mexican Cemetery lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Arno.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mexican 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.<5>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Arno had railroad service and no post office.

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

  • Arno [Reeves County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arno
    • Arno [Reeves County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Arno
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Arno had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arno have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arno
  • Riverton [Reeves County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverton
    • Riverton [Reeves County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Arno
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Riverton had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Riverton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverton
  • Hermosa [Reeves County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hermosa
    • Hermosa [Reeves County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the south of Arno
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Hermosa had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hermosa have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hermosa
  • Pecos [Reeves County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pecos
    • Pecos [Reeves County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Arno
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 393 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,488 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Pecos had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pecos have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pecos
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pecos<3>
  • Barstow [Ward County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barstow
    • Barstow [Ward County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Arno
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 400 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Barstow had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barstow
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Barstow<3>
  • Toyah [Reeves County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Toyah
    • Toyah [Reeves County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Arno
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 104 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Toyah had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Toyah
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Toyah<3>

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Arno ...

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

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Texas

About Reeves County

About Texas

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Arno. 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Arno) 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 Arno. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ArnoOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Arno. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.6604, Longitude: -103.6323       In this case, the coordinates for Arno 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>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.
<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 Arno, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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