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Our Genealogy Helper for Atlas ...

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 Atlas (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 Atlas. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the east contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Atlas is located in Lamar 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 Lamar County: Bryan (OK), Choctaw (OK), Delta, Fannin & Red River.

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

  • Lamar County     (The home county of Atlas)
    • Howland [Lamar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Howland
      • Howland [Lamar County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Atlas
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Howland
    • Glory [Lamar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glory
      • Glory [Lamar County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Atlas
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glory
    • Biardstown [Lamar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Biardstown
      • Biardstown [Lamar County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Atlas
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Biardstown
    • Toco [Lamar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Toco
      • Toco [Lamar County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Atlas
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 76 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Toco have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Toco
    • Brookston [Lamar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brookston
      • Brookston [Lamar County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Atlas
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brookston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brookston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brookston<3>
    • Gadston [Lamar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gadston
      • Gadston [Lamar County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Atlas
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gadston
    • Frog Hop [Lamar County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frog Hop
      • Frog Hop [Lamar County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Atlas
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Frog Hop have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Roxton [Lamar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roxton
      • Roxton [Lamar County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Atlas
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 640 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roxton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roxton<3>
    • Paris [Lamar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paris
      • Paris [Lamar County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Atlas
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 24,872 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paris
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Paris<3>
    • Hopewell [Lamar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hopewell
      • Hopewell [Lamar County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Atlas
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hopewell
    • Reno [Lamar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reno
      • Reno [Lamar County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Atlas
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,349 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reno have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reno
    • Clardy [Lamar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clardy
      • Clardy [Lamar County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Atlas
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clardy
    • Petty [Lamar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Petty
      • Petty [Lamar County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Atlas
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Petty have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Petty
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Petty<3>
  • Delta County
    • Lake Creek [Delta County]
    • Enloe [Delta County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Enloe
      • Enloe [Delta County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Atlas
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Enloe have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Enloe
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Enloe<3>
    • Ben Franklin [Delta County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ben Franklin
      • Ben Franklin [Delta County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Atlas
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ben Franklin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ben Franklin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ben Franklin<3>
    • Cooper [Delta County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cooper
      • Cooper [Delta County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the south of Atlas
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,005 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cooper
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cooper<3>
    • Pecan Gap [Delta County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pecan Gap
      • Pecan Gap [Delta County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Atlas
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 197 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pecan Gap
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pecan Gap<3>
    • Jot-Em-Down [Delta County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jot-Em-Down
      • Jot-Em-Down [Delta County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southwest of Atlas
      • Jot-Em-Down has also been known as:
      • Mohegan
      • Muddig Prairie
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jot-Em-Down
    • Klondike [Delta County]
    • Needmore [Delta County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Needmore
      • Needmore [Delta County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Atlas
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Needmore
  • Fannin County
    • Dial [Fannin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dial
      • Dial [Fannin County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the west of Atlas
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dial
    • Honey Grove [Fannin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Honey Grove
      • Honey Grove [Fannin County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Atlas
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,738 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Honey Grove
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Honey Grove<3>
    • Allen Point [Fannin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Allen Point
      • Allen Point [Fannin County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the west of Atlas
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allen Point
    • Bug Tussle [Fannin County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bug Tussle
      • Bug Tussle [Fannin County] was located 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of Atlas
    • Allens Chapel [Fannin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Allens Chapel
      • Allens Chapel [Fannin County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the west of Atlas
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allens Chapel
    • Ladonia [Fannin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ladonia
      • Ladonia [Fannin County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Atlas
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 634 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ladonia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ladonia<3>
    • Windom [Fannin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Windom
      • Windom [Fannin County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Atlas
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 207 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Windom have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Windom
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Windom<3>
    • Silver City [Fannin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silver City
      • Silver City [Fannin County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Atlas
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Silver City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silver City
    • Carson [Fannin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carson
      • Carson [Fannin County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Atlas
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carson
    • Hail [Fannin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hail
      • Hail [Fannin County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of Atlas
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hail
    • Dodd City [Fannin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dodd City
      • Dodd City [Fannin County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Atlas
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 398 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dodd City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dodd City<3>
    • Telephone [Fannin County]
    • Gober [Fannin County]
  • Franklin County
    • Hagansport [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hagansport
      • Hagansport [Franklin County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Atlas
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hagansport
    • Mount Vernon [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Vernon
      • Mount Vernon [Franklin County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Atlas
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,769 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Vernon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Vernon<3>
  • Hopkins County
    • Tira [Hopkins County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tira
      • Tira [Hopkins County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Atlas
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 311 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tira have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tira
    • Posey [Hopkins County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Posey
      • Posey [Hopkins County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the south of Atlas
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Posey
    • Sulphur Bluff [Hopkins County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sulphur Bluff
      • Sulphur Bluff [Hopkins County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Atlas
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sulphur Bluff have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sulphur Bluff
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sulphur Bluff<3>
    • Peerless [Hopkins County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peerless
      • Peerless [Hopkins County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of Atlas
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peerless
    • Dike [Hopkins County]
    • Ridgeway [Hopkins County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ridgeway
      • Ridgeway [Hopkins County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Atlas
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeway
    • Sulphur Springs [Hopkins County]
    • Weaver [Hopkins County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weaver
      • Weaver [Hopkins County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Atlas
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weaver
    • Brashear [Hopkins County]
    • Saltillo [Hopkins County]
    • Cumby [Hopkins County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cumby
      • Cumby [Hopkins County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Atlas
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 794 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cumby have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cumby
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cumby<3>
    • Como [Hopkins County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Como
      • Como [Hopkins County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the south of Atlas
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 723 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Como have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Como
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Como<3>
    • Miller Grove [Hopkins County]
  • Hunt County
    • Yowell [Hunt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yowell
      • Yowell [Hunt County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Atlas
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Yowell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yowell
    • Commerce [Hunt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Commerce
      • Commerce [Hunt County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Atlas
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,700 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Commerce have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Commerce
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Commerce<3>
    • Aberfoyle [Hunt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aberfoyle
      • Aberfoyle [Hunt County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Atlas
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aberfoyle
    • Wolfe City [Hunt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wolfe City
      • Wolfe City [Hunt County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Atlas
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,479 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wolfe City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wolfe City<3>
    • South Sulphur [Hunt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Sulphur
      • South Sulphur [Hunt County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Atlas
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Sulphur have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Sulphur
    • Neylandville [Hunt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Neylandville
      • Neylandville [Hunt County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Atlas
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 100 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Neylandville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Neylandville
    • Campbell [Hunt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Campbell
      • Campbell [Hunt County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Atlas
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 634 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Campbell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Campbell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Campbell<3>
    • Celeste [Hunt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Celeste
      • Celeste [Hunt County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Atlas
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 931 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Celeste have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Celeste
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Celeste<3>
    • Greenville [Hunt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenville
      • Greenville [Hunt County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Atlas
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 29,374 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greenville<3>
  • Red River County
    • Detroit [Red River County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Detroit
      • Detroit [Red River County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Atlas
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 684 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Detroit have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Detroit
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Detroit<3>
    • Liberty [Red River County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty
      • Liberty [Red River County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Atlas
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Liberty have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty
    • Bogata [Red River County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bogata
      • Bogata [Red River County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of Atlas
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,063 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bogata
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bogata<3>
    • Bagwell [Red River County]
    • Addielou [Red River County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Addielou
      • Addielou [Red River County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Atlas
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Addielou
    • Sherry [Red River County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sherry
      • Sherry [Red River County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Atlas
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sherry
    • Clarksville [Red River County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clarksville
      • Clarksville [Red River County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the east of Atlas
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,053 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarksville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clarksville<3>
    • Annona [Red River County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Annona
      • Annona [Red River County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the east of Atlas
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 285 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Annona
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Annona<3>
  • Titus County
    • Talco [Titus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Talco
      • Talco [Titus County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Atlas
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 497 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Talco
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Talco<3>
    • Miller's Cove [Titus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Miller's Cove
      • Miller's Cove [Titus County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Atlas
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 175 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Miller's Cove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Miller's Cove
    • Winfield [Titus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winfield
      • Winfield [Titus County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Atlas
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 538 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winfield<3>
  • Bryan County (OK)
    • Albany [Bryan County]
    • Bennington [Bryan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bennington
      • Bennington [Bryan County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Atlas
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 374 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bennington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bennington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bennington<3>
  • Choctaw County (OK)
    • Grant [Choctaw County]
    • Hugo [Choctaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hugo
      • Hugo [Choctaw County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the north of Atlas
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,070 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hugo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hugo<3>
    • Soper [Choctaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Soper
      • Soper [Choctaw County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the north of Atlas
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 253 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Soper
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Soper<3>
    • Sawyer [Choctaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sawyer
      • Sawyer [Choctaw County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Atlas
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 327 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sawyer have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sawyer
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sawyer<3>
    • Boswell [Choctaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boswell
      • Boswell [Choctaw County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Atlas
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 680 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boswell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boswell<3>
    • Fort Towson [Choctaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Towson
      • Fort Towson [Choctaw County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Atlas
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 487 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fort Towson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Towson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fort Towson<3>
    • Swink [Choctaw County]

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

Newspapers Published in Atlas ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 81 newspapers that have been published in the area around Atlas.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Atlas, there are papers which were published within 24 miles [38.6 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Atlas.

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 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 Atlas:

  • 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 Oklahoma
    • Stories from Texas

Cemeteries Near Atlas ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Atlas.

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

  • Brackeen Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Brackeen Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Brackeen Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Camp Hill Oil Field
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Camp Hill Oil Field have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Rice Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Rice Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Mallory Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mallory Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • McDonald Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the McDonald Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Dickie Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Dickie Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Topping Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Topping Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • McGlasson Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the McGlasson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Garner Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Garner Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • New Dora Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the New Dora Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Arkansas Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Arkansas Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Arkansas Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Denton Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Denton Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Denton Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Denton Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Atlas.
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    • Restland Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Restland Cemetery
      • The Restland Cemetery is a large cemetery that is located outside and to the southwest of Roxton.Stated another way, Restland Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Atlas.
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      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #6337<4>
    • Camp Shed Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Camp Shed Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Camp Shed Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Camp Shed Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Atlas.
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    • Antioch 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, Atlas had a post office and no railroad service.

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

  • Atlas [Lamar County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Atlas
    • Atlas [Lamar County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Atlas
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Atlas had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Atlas have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Atlas
  • Ambia [Lamar County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ambia
    • Ambia [Lamar County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Atlas
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Ambia had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ambia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ambia
  • Broadway [Lamar County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Broadway
    • Broadway [Lamar County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Atlas
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Broadway had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Broadway have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Broadway
  • Glory [Lamar County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glory
    • Glory [Lamar County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Atlas
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Glory had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glory
  • Roxton [Lamar County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roxton
    • Roxton [Lamar County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Atlas
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 226 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 640 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Roxton had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roxton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roxton<3>
  • Mount Joy [Delta County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Joy
    • Mount Joy [Delta County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Atlas
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 29 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Mount Joy had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Joy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Biardstown [Lamar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Biardstown
      • Biardstown [Lamar County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Atlas
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 63 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Biardstown had a post office and no railroad service
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    • Brookston [Lamar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brookston
      • Brookston [Lamar County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Atlas
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 237 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Brookston had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brookston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brookston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brookston<3>
    • Paris [Lamar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paris
      • Paris [Lamar County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Atlas
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 8,254 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 24,872 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Paris had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paris
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Paris<3>
    • Lake Creek [Delta County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Creek
      • Lake Creek [Delta County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Atlas
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Lake Creek had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Creek
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lake Creek<3>
    • Jennings [Lamar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jennings
      • Jennings [Lamar County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Atlas
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Jennings had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jennings have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • High [Lamar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for High
      • High [Lamar County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Atlas
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, High had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for High have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on High
    • Ben Franklin [Delta County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ben Franklin
      • Ben Franklin [Delta County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Atlas
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 183 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Ben Franklin had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ben Franklin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ben Franklin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ben Franklin<3>
    • Prattville [Delta County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prattville
      • Prattville [Delta County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Atlas
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Prattville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prattville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prattville
    • Reno [Lamar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reno
      • Reno [Lamar County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Atlas
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,349 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Reno had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reno have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reno

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Atlas ...

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

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 Atlas:
Services available in 1895: no Railroad mentioned

Rand McNally Map of Texas (1911)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Texas

About Lamar County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Lamar County: www.co.lamar.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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Atlas) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Atlas. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5687, Longitude: -95.6169       In this case, the coordinates for Atlas 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>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 Atlas, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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