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Our Genealogical Helper for Audubon Park ...

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 Audubon Park (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 insight while doing our genealogical research.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Audubon Park. 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.

It's still very early in our research, but as we gather more information it will be added to this page.

Newspapers Published in Audubon Park ...

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 1 newspapers that have been published in the area around Audubon Park.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Audubon Park, there are papers which were published within 6 miles [9.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Audubon Park.

Cemeteries Near Audubon Park ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Audubon Park.

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 click on the [Map] that follows each cemetery's name, a new browser window will open with a Google map showing a satellite view of the area where the cemetery is located. We have tried to place the cemetery in the center of the map, but we're still working on our data and the map might not not be centered properly. If you don't see the cemetery right away, try zooming-in. Usually, but not always, you can see the outline of the cemetery and some of the headstones.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  N Rosewood Park Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Brookside Memorial Park   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  W Aldine Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  W Morales Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW St. Joseph Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Westcott Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Golden Gate Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  ESE Harrington Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Eastman Resthaven Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSE Harris County Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Calvary Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Eternity Park   [Map]     
  NW Mueschkle Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Cemetery Beautiful   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WSW Restlawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Adath Israel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Houston National Cemetery   [Map]     


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.<3>

While we didn't find Audubon Park in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Audubon Park.

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

Humble   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Audubon Park
 - Humble had a post office and no railroad service
Aldine   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Audubon Park
 - Aldine had railroad service and no post office
Sheldon   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Audubon Park
 - Sheldon had a post office and railroad service
Crosby   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East (E) from Audubon Park
 - Crosby had a post office and railroad service
Huffman   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Audubon Park
 - Huffman had a post office and no railroad service
Spring   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Audubon Park
 - 1895 population of 46 people
 - Spring had a post office and railroad service
Houston   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Audubon Park
 - 1895 population of 27,557 people (with 2,312,717 people in 2017)
 - Houston had a post office and railroad service
Magnolia Park   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South (S) from Audubon Park
 - Magnolia Park had railroad service and no post office

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Audubon Park. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Audubon Park in the 1890's.

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.

Audubon Park is located in Harris County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Harris County: Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Liberty, Montgomery & Waller.

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

Harris     (The home county for Audubon Park)
      Spears Village   [Map]   NW   Less than 2 miles
      Humble   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Intercontinental Village   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Aldine   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Kingwood   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Atascocita   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Greenwood Village   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Pinewood Village   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Bear Branch Village   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Hunter Ridge Village   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Sandpiper Village   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Southbrook   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Brookside Village   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Pearland   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      West Oaks Village   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Woodcreek   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Fairway Village   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Westwood Village   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Manvel   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Iowa Colony   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hillcrest   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Alvin   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Sandy Point   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Mont Belvieu   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Old River-Winfree   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cove   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Beach City   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Wallisville   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Anahuac   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hankamer   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Fort Bend
      Meadows Place   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Meadows   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Missouri City Estates   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Mission Bend   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Stafford   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Clodine   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Fifth Street   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Town West   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Fresno   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Missouri City   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      West Oaks Village   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Sugar Land   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Quaker Village   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Friendswood   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Parkwood Village   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Clear Lake Shores   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Carmel Village   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Kemah   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      South Shore Village   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      League City   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bacliff   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Dickinson   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      San Leon   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Santa Fe   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Todd Mission   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Plum Grove   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Stilson   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Dayton   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Nimrod - Historic   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Kenefick   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Liberty   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      North Cleveland   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Dayton Lakes   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Ames   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hardin   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Coushatta Village   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Porter   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      New Caney   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Porter Heights   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Roman Forest   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Woodbranch   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Chateau Woods   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Oak Ridge North   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Patton Village   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Shenandoah   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      The Woodlands   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Splendora   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Woodloch   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
San Jacinto
      Magnolia   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Shepherd   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Waller   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although it should be mentioned that they might link to other websites which do charge.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Audubon Park:

These websites are specific to Texas:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Website for the //

Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives website for the State of Texas to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Harris County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Brazoria County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chambers County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fort Bend County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Galveston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Grimes County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Liberty County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Montgomery County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
San Jacinto County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Waller County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Texas:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Texas,     of Harris County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Texas     Cemetery Wiki for Texas
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Texas,     of Harris County

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.

Disaster Stories from Texas

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Harris County:

The official website for State of Texas:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that starts in Audubon Park. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Audubon Park) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Audubon Park. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 29.9453, Longitude: -95.2693     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Audubon Park have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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:

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<3>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 Audubon Park, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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