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Our Genealogy Helper for Bluff City ...

So far, we have found very little information about Bluff City. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

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


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 Bluff City (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 Bluff City. 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.

Name Variations for Bluff City ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Our sources include documents like maps, railroad schedules, Travel, Express and Shipping Guides. Many of these documents date from the 1800's and it's common to find spelling differences.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give you a feel for the variations that might have occurred.

Another variation: Bluffcity.

If you have information about these names (such as the reason for the change, date of change, the origin of the name), please Contact Us.

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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Bluff City is historic, it would have been located within present day Houston 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 Houston County: Anderson, Angelina, Cherokee, Leon, Madison, Trinity & Walker.

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

  • Houston County     (The home county of Bluff City)
    • Tadmor [Houston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tadmor
      • Tadmor [Houston County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the south of Bluff City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tadmor
    • Ratcliff [Houston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ratcliff
      • Ratcliff [Houston County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the south of Bluff City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ratcliff have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ratcliff
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ratcliff<4>
    • Harrison Town [Houston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harrison Town
      • Harrison Town [Houston County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the southwest of Bluff City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harrison Town have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrison Town
    • Kennard [Houston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kennard
      • Kennard [Houston County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the south of Bluff City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 325 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kennard have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kennard
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kennard<4>
    • Belott [Houston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belott
      • Belott [Houston County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the southwest of Bluff City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belott
    • Fog Town [Houston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fog Town
      • Fog Town [Houston County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the south of Bluff City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fog Town have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fog Town
    • Hickory Creek [Houston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory Creek
      • Hickory Creek [Houston County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the southwest of Bluff City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hickory Creek
    • Refuge [Houston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Refuge
      • Refuge [Houston County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the west of Bluff City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Refuge
    • Grapeland [Houston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grapeland
      • Grapeland [Houston County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the west of Bluff City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,429 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grapeland have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grapeland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grapeland<4>
    • Latexo [Houston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Latexo
      • Latexo [Houston County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the southwest of Bluff City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 314 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Latexo have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Latexo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Latexo<4>
    • Crockett [Houston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crockett
      • Crockett [Houston County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the southwest of Bluff City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,350 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crockett have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crockett
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crockett<4>
    • Holly [Houston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holly
      • Holly [Houston County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the south of Bluff City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holly have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holly
    • Lovelady [Houston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lovelady
      • Lovelady [Houston County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<2> to the southwest of Bluff City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 623 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lovelady have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lovelady
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lovelady<4>
  • Anderson County
    • Mound City [Anderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mound City
      • Mound City [Anderson County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the west of Bluff City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mound City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mound City
    • Slocum [Anderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Slocum
      • Slocum [Anderson County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the west of Bluff City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Slocum
    • Alderbranch [Anderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alderbranch
      • Alderbranch [Anderson County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Bluff City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alderbranch have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alderbranch
    • Salmon [Anderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salmon
      • Salmon [Anderson County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the west of Bluff City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salmon
    • Jarvis [Anderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jarvis
      • Jarvis [Anderson County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the northwest of Bluff City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jarvis
    • Crystal Lake [Anderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crystal Lake
      • Crystal Lake [Anderson County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the northwest of Bluff City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crystal Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crystal Lake
    • Kossuth [Anderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kossuth
      • Kossuth [Anderson County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the northwest of Bluff City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kossuth have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kossuth
    • Elkhart [Anderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elkhart
      • Elkhart [Anderson County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the west of Bluff City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,277 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elkhart
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elkhart<4>
    • Deanwright [Anderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deanwright
      • Deanwright [Anderson County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the northwest of Bluff City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deanwright have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deanwright
    • Wells Creek [Anderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wells Creek
      • Wells Creek [Anderson County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Bluff City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wells Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wells Creek
    • Neches [Anderson County]
    • Palestine [Anderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Palestine
      • Palestine [Anderson County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<2> to the northwest of Bluff City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,819 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palestine
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Palestine<4>
  • Angelina County
    • Redtown [Angelina County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Redtown
      • Redtown [Angelina County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the southeast of Bluff City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Redtown
    • Pollok [Angelina County]
    • Durant [Angelina County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Durant
      • Durant [Angelina County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the southeast of Bluff City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Durant have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Durant
    • Central [Angelina County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Central
      • Central [Angelina County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the east of Bluff City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Central have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Central
    • Clawson [Angelina County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clawson
      • Clawson [Angelina County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the southeast of Bluff City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clawson have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clawson
    • Woodlawn [Angelina County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodlawn
      • Woodlawn [Angelina County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the southeast of Bluff City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodlawn have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodlawn
    • Peavy [Angelina County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peavy
      • Peavy [Angelina County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the southeast of Bluff City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Peavy have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peavy
    • Providence [Angelina County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Providence
      • Providence [Angelina County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the southeast of Bluff City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Providence have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Providence
    • Redland [Angelina County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Redland
      • Redland [Angelina County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the east of Bluff City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Redland
    • Cedar Grove [Angelina County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Grove
      • Cedar Grove [Angelina County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the southeast of Bluff City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Grove
    • Hudson [Angelina County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hudson
      • Hudson [Angelina County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the southeast of Bluff City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,288 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hudson have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hudson
    • Keltys [Angelina County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keltys
      • Keltys [Angelina County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the southeast of Bluff City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Keltys have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keltys
    • Davisville [Angelina County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Davisville
      • Davisville [Angelina County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the east of Bluff City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Davisville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Davisville
  • Cherokee County
    • Weeping Mary [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weeping Mary
      • Weeping Mary [Cherokee County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the north of Bluff City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weeping Mary
    • Forest [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest
      • Forest [Cherokee County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the east of Bluff City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest
    • Alto [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alto
      • Alto [Cherokee County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the northeast of Bluff City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,239 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alto have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alto
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alto<4>
    • Wells [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wells
      • Wells [Cherokee County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the east of Bluff City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 781 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wells have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wells
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wells<4>
    • New Birmingham [Cherokee County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Birmingham
      • New Birmingham [Cherokee County] was located 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the north of Bluff City
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for New Birmingham. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
    • Rusk [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rusk
      • Rusk [Cherokee County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the north of Bluff City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,664 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rusk
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rusk<4>
    • Maydelle [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maydelle
      • Maydelle [Cherokee County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the northwest of Bluff City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maydelle have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maydelle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Maydelle<4>
    • Dialville [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dialville
      • Dialville [Cherokee County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the north of Bluff City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dialville
    • Gallatin [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gallatin
      • Gallatin [Cherokee County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the north of Bluff City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 435 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gallatin have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gallatin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gallatin<4>
    • Ponta [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ponta
      • Ponta [Cherokee County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the north of Bluff City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ponta
    • Reklaw [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reklaw
      • Reklaw [Cherokee County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the north of Bluff City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 391 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reklaw
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Reklaw<4>
    • Turney [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Turney
      • Turney [Cherokee County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the north of Bluff City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Turney
    • Jacksonville [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jacksonville
      • Jacksonville [Cherokee County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the north of Bluff City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,829 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jacksonville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jacksonville<4>
  • Nacogdoches County
    • Douglass [Nacogdoches County]
    • Alazan [Nacogdoches County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alazan
      • Alazan [Nacogdoches County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the east of Bluff City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alazan
    • Nat [Nacogdoches County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nat
      • Nat [Nacogdoches County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Bluff City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nat
    • Looneyville [Nacogdoches County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Looneyville
      • Looneyville [Nacogdoches County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the northeast of Bluff City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Looneyville
    • Sacul [Nacogdoches County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sacul
      • Sacul [Nacogdoches County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the northeast of Bluff City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sacul have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sacul
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sacul<4>
    • Cushing [Nacogdoches County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cushing
      • Cushing [Nacogdoches County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the northeast of Bluff City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 614 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cushing have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cushing
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cushing<4>
    • Trawick [Nacogdoches County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trawick
      • Trawick [Nacogdoches County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the northeast of Bluff City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Trawick have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trawick
    • Nacogdoches [Nacogdoches County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nacogdoches
      • Nacogdoches [Nacogdoches County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the east of Bluff City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 32,461 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nacogdoches
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nacogdoches<4>
    • Redfield [Nacogdoches County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Redfield
      • Redfield [Nacogdoches County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the east of Bluff City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Redfield
    • Appleby [Nacogdoches County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Appleby
      • Appleby [Nacogdoches County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<2> to the east of Bluff City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 444 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Appleby
    • Woden [Nacogdoches County]
  • Rusk County
    • New Salem [Rusk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Salem
      • New Salem [Rusk County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the north of Bluff City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Salem
    • Laneville [Rusk County]
    • Mount Enterprise [Rusk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Enterprise
      • Mount Enterprise [Rusk County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<2> to the northeast of Bluff City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 433 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Enterprise have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Enterprise
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Enterprise<4>
  • Trinity County
    • Center Point [Trinity County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Center Point
      • Center Point [Trinity County] was located 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the south of Bluff City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Center Point have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Centralia [Trinity County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Centralia
      • Centralia [Trinity County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the south of Bluff City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Centralia have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Centralia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Centralia<4>
    • Pennington [Trinity County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pennington
      • Pennington [Trinity County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the south of Bluff City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pennington have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pennington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pennington<4>
    • Apple Springs [Trinity County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Apple Springs
      • Apple Springs [Trinity County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the southeast of Bluff City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Apple Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Apple Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Apple Springs<4>
    • Helmic [Trinity County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Helmic
      • Helmic [Trinity County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the south of Bluff City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Helmic
    • Friday [Trinity County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Friday
      • Friday [Trinity County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the south of Bluff City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Friday
    • Lacy [Trinity County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lacy
      • Lacy [Trinity County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the south of Bluff City
      • Lacy has also been known as:
      • Lacey
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lacy
    • Groveton [Trinity County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Groveton
      • Groveton [Trinity County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<2> to the south of Bluff City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,030 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Groveton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Groveton<4>

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

Newspapers Published in Bluff City ...

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 69 newspapers that have been published in the area around Bluff City.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Bluff City, there are papers which were published within 29 miles [46.7 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Bluff City.

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 professional and volunteer 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 Bluff City:

  • 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 Bluff City ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Bluff City.

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

  • Easley Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Easley Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Easley Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Easley Cemetery
  • Easley Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Easley Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Easley Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Easley Cemetery
  • Kennedy Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Kennedy Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Kennedy Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kennedy Cemetery
  • Arnold Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Arnold Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Arnold Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arnold Cemetery
  • Weches Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Weches Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Weches Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weches Cemetery
  • Franklin Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Franklin Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Franklin Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Franklin Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • McKinney & Wells Family Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the McKinney & Wells Family Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the McKinney & Wells Family Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • McKinney & Wells Family Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the south of Bluff City.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McKinney & Wells Family Cemetery
    • Mexican Prisoners Grave
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mexican Prisoners Grave
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mexican Prisoners Grave have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Mexican Prisoners Grave lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the south of Bluff City.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mexican Prisoners Grave
    • Walker Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Walker Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Walker Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Walker Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the south of Bluff City.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walker Cemetery
    • Dan & Hannah McLean Graves
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Dan & Hannah McLean Graves
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Dan & Hannah McLean Graves have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Dan & Hannah McLean Graves lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the west of Bluff City.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dan & Hannah McLean Graves
    • Old Patton Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Old Patton Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Old Patton Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Old Patton Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southwest of Bluff City.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Patton Cemetery
    • Conner Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Conner Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Conner Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Conner Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the south of Bluff City.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Conner Cemetery
    • Thompson Cemetery
    • Bobbitt Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bobbitt Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bobbitt Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Bobbitt Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the west of Bluff City.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bobbitt Cemetery
    • Moffit Creath Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Moffit Creath Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Moffit Creath Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Moffit Creath Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southwest of Bluff City.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moffit Creath 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.

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

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

  • Weches [Houston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weches
    • Weches [Houston County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the west of Bluff City
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Weches had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Weches have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weches
  • Tadmor [Houston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tadmor
    • Tadmor [Houston County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the south of Bluff City
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Tadmor had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tadmor
  • Forest [Cherokee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest
    • Forest [Cherokee County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the east of Bluff City
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Forest had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest
  • Alto [Cherokee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alto
    • Alto [Cherokee County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the northeast of Bluff City
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 210 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,239 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Alto had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alto have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alto
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alto<4>
  • Ratcliff [Houston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ratcliff
    • Ratcliff [Houston County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the south of Bluff City
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Ratcliff had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ratcliff have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ratcliff
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ratcliff<4>
  • Augusta [Houston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Augusta
    • Augusta [Houston County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the west of Bluff City
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 121 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Augusta had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Augusta have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Augusta
  • Continue List ...
    • Belott [Houston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belott
      • Belott [Houston County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the southwest of Bluff City
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Belott had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belott
    • Wells [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wells
      • Wells [Cherokee County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the east of Bluff City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 781 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Wells had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wells have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wells
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wells<4>
    • Linwood [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Linwood
      • Linwood [Cherokee County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Bluff City
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Linwood had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Linwood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Linwood
    • San Pedro [Houston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for San Pedro
      • San Pedro [Houston County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the west of Bluff City
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, San Pedro had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for San Pedro have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on San Pedro
    • Hagerville [Houston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hagerville
      • Hagerville [Houston County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the south of Bluff City
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Hagerville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hagerville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hagerville
    • New Birmingham [Cherokee County] - Historic
      • While New Birmingham was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Birmingham
      • New Birmingham [Cherokee County] was located 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the north of Bluff City
      • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 668 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, New Birmingham had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for New Birmingham. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
    • Rusk [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rusk
      • Rusk [Cherokee County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the north of Bluff City
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,383 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,664 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Rusk had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rusk
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rusk<4>
    • Pollok [Angelina County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pollok
      • Pollok [Angelina County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the east of Bluff City
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Pollok had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pollok
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pollok<4>
    • Douglass [Nacogdoches County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Douglass
      • Douglass [Nacogdoches County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Bluff City
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 205 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Douglass had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Douglass
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Douglass<4>

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

Visit our Community Index for Texas

About Houston County

About Texas

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Bluff City, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Bluff City) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Bluff City. 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 Bluff CityOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bluff City. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.5407, Longitude: -95.1444       In this case, the coordinates for Bluff City have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>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.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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