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Welcome to Blackfoot ...

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

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


Blackfoot is 390 feet [119 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

We believe that Blackfoot would be found within the (903) and (430)<3> area codes.

Adding Blackfoot to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Blackfoot in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Blackfoot was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Blackfoot on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Blackfoot ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 6 communities that are also named Blackfoot - they are located in Alberta, Arkansas, Idaho and Montana (3).

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

Communities near Blackfoot ...

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

  • Palestine [Anderson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Palestine
    • Palestine [Anderson County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the southeast of Blackfoot
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,819 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palestine
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Palestine<5>
  • Athens [Henderson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Athens
    • Athens [Henderson County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the north of Blackfoot
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,770 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Athens
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Athens<5>
  • Malakoff [Henderson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Malakoff
    • Malakoff [Henderson County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the northwest of Blackfoot
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,314 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Malakoff have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Malakoff
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Malakoff<5>
  • Poynor [Henderson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poynor
    • Poynor [Henderson County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the northeast of Blackfoot
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 311 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poynor have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poynor
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Poynor<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Bethel [Anderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bethel
      • Bethel [Anderson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the west of Blackfoot
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethel
    • Bois d'Arc [Anderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bois d'Arc
      • Bois d'Arc [Anderson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the east of Blackfoot
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bois d'Arc have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bois d'Arc
    • Bradford [Anderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bradford
      • Bradford [Anderson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the northeast of Blackfoot
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bradford have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bradford
    • Cayuga [Anderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cayuga
      • Cayuga [Anderson County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the west of Blackfoot
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cayuga have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cayuga
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cayuga<5>
    • Montalba [Anderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montalba
      • Montalba [Anderson County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the southeast of Blackfoot
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Montalba have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montalba
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Montalba<5>
    • Tennessee Colony [Anderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tennessee Colony
      • Tennessee Colony [Anderson County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the south of Blackfoot
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tennessee Colony have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tennessee Colony
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tennessee Colony<5>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Blackfoot. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Blackfoot.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Blackfoot. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Blackfoot.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Blackfoot ...

Looking for more information about Blackfoot? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Blackfoot, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Blackfoot.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Texas

About Anderson County

About Texas

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Anderson County: www.co.anderson.tx.us/

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

Footnotes ...

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

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

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

Also keep in mind that Blackfoot could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Blackfoot - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>Area code (430) is an overlay for area code (903).
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Blackfoot) 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 Blackfoot. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from BlackfootOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Blackfoot. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.9476, Longitude: -95.8387    
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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