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Our Genealogy Helper for Crockett ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool which helps us with planning our trips.
  • We're trying to shape our Gazetteer as a tool to help us understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.
  • On our trips, we try to visit those places where our ancestors left their footprints.

By learning about Crockett (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 Crockett. 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 Crockett ...

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: Crocket.

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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals 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.

Crockett is located in Houston County and is the County Seat.

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 Crockett. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Crockett:

  • Houston County     (The home county of Crockett)
    • Latexo (5 miles [8 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Latexo
      • Latexo lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Crockett and is located in Houston County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 314 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Latexo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Latexo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Latexo<3>
    • Hickory Creek (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory Creek
      • Hickory Creek lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Crockett and is located in Houston County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hickory Creek
    • Cooper (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cooper
      • Cooper lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Crockett and is located in Houston County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cooper have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cooper
    • Porter Springs (9 miles [14.5 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Porter Springs
      • Porter Springs lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Crockett and is located in Houston County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Porter Springs
    • Belott (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belott
      • Belott lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Crockett and is located in Houston County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belott
    • Grapeland (12 miles [19.3 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grapeland
      • Grapeland lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Crockett and is located in Houston County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,429 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grapeland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grapeland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grapeland<3>
    • Halls Bluff Town (12 miles [19.3 km] to the west) - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Halls Bluff Town
      • Halls Bluff Town was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Crockett and is located in Houston County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Halls Bluff Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Refuge (13 miles [20.9 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Refuge
      • Refuge lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Crockett and is located in Houston County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Refuge
    • Lovelady (13 miles [20.9 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lovelady
      • Lovelady lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Crockett and is located in Houston County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 623 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lovelady have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lovelady
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lovelady<3>
    • Harrison Town (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harrison Town
      • Harrison Town lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Crockett and is located in Houston County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harrison Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrison Town
    • Holly (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holly
      • Holly lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Crockett and is located in Houston County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holly have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holly
    • Austonio (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Austonio
      • Austonio lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Crockett and is located in Houston County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Austonio
  • Anderson County
    • Salmon (17 miles [27.4 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salmon
      • Salmon lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of Crockett and is located in Anderson County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salmon
    • Mound City (18 miles [29 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mound City
      • Mound City lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Crockett and is located in Anderson County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mound City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mound City
    • Slocum (21 miles [33.8 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Slocum
      • Slocum lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of Crockett and is located in Anderson County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Slocum
    • Elkhart (22 miles [35.4 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elkhart
      • Elkhart lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of Crockett and is located in Anderson County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,277 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elkhart
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elkhart<3>
    • Alderbranch (25 miles [40.2 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alderbranch
      • Alderbranch lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Crockett and is located in Anderson County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alderbranch have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alderbranch
    • Lakeview Assembly (27 miles [43.5 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakeview Assembly
      • Lakeview Assembly lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Crockett and is located in Anderson County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lakeview Assembly have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakeview Assembly
    • Crystal Lake (29 miles [46.7 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crystal Lake
      • Crystal Lake lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Crockett and is located in Anderson County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crystal Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crystal Lake
    • Deanwright (29 miles [46.7 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deanwright
      • Deanwright lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Crockett and is located in Anderson County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deanwright have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deanwright
    • Kossuth (29 miles [46.7 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kossuth
      • Kossuth lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Crockett and is located in Anderson County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kossuth have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kossuth
    • Long Lake (29 miles [46.7 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Long Lake
      • Long Lake lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Crockett and is located in Anderson County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Long Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Long Lake
    • Tucker (29 miles [46.7 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tucker
      • Tucker lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Crockett and is located in Anderson County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tucker
    • Jarvis (30 miles [48.3 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jarvis
      • Jarvis lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Crockett and is located in Anderson County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jarvis
  • Angelina County
    • Pollok (35 miles [56.3 km] to the east)
    • Hudson (39 miles [62.8 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hudson
      • Hudson lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the east of Crockett and is located in Angelina County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,288 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hudson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hudson
    • Diboll (40 miles [64.4 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Diboll
      • Diboll lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the east of Crockett and is located in Angelina County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,123 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Diboll
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Diboll<3>
  • Cherokee County
    • Weeping Mary (26 miles [41.8 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weeping Mary
      • Weeping Mary lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Crockett and is located in Cherokee County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weeping Mary
    • Forest (29 miles [46.7 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest
      • Forest lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Crockett and is located in Cherokee County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest
    • Wells (32 miles [51.5 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wells
      • Wells lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the east of Crockett and is located in Cherokee County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 781 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wells have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wells
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wells<3>
    • Alto (32 miles [51.5 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alto
      • Alto lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Crockett and is located in Cherokee County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,239 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alto have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alto
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alto<3>
    • Maydelle (34 miles [54.7 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maydelle
      • Maydelle lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the north of Crockett and is located in Cherokee County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maydelle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maydelle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Maydelle<3>
    • Rusk (37 miles [59.5 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rusk
      • Rusk lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Crockett and is located in Cherokee County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,664 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rusk
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rusk<3>
  • Freestone County
    • Oakwood (29 miles [46.7 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakwood
      • Oakwood lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Crockett and is located in Freestone County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 514 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oakwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oakwood<3>
  • Leon County
    • Centerview (21 miles [33.8 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Centerview
      • Centerview lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Crockett and is located in Leon County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Centerview
    • Russell (23 miles [37 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Russell
      • Russell lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of Crockett and is located in Leon County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Russell
    • Centerville (31 miles [49.9 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Centerville
      • Centerville lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the west of Crockett and is located in Leon County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 906 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Centerville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Centerville<3>
    • Leona (32 miles [51.5 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leona
      • Leona lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the west of Crockett and is located in Leon County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 179 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leona have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leona
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Leona<3>
    • Buffalo (37 miles [59.5 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buffalo
      • Buffalo lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the west of Crockett and is located in Leon County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,910 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buffalo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Buffalo<3>
    • Concord (40 miles [64.4 km] to the west)
    • Jewett (40 miles [64.4 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jewett
      • Jewett lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the west of Crockett and is located in Leon County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,224 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jewett
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jewett<3>
  • Madison County
    • Midway (26 miles [41.8 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Midway
      • Midway lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Crockett and is located in Madison County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 238 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Midway
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Midway<3>
    • Madisonville (36 miles [57.9 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Madisonville
      • Madisonville lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Crockett and is located in Madison County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,782 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Madisonville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Madisonville<3>
  • Polk County
    • Onalaska (40 miles [64.4 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Onalaska
      • Onalaska lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Crockett and is located in Polk County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,167 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Onalaska have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Onalaska
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Onalaska<3>
  • San Jacinto County
    • Oakhurst (40 miles [64.4 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakhurst
      • Oakhurst lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the south of Crockett and is located in San Jacinto County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oakhurst have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakhurst
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oakhurst<3>
  • Trinity County
    • Pennington (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pennington
      • Pennington lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Crockett and is located in Trinity County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pennington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pennington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pennington<3>
    • Friday (18 miles [29 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Friday
      • Friday lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Crockett and is located in Trinity County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Friday
    • Center Point (21 miles [33.8 km] to the east) - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Center Point
      • Center Point was located 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Crockett and is located in Trinity County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Center Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Glendale (22 miles [35.4 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glendale
      • Glendale lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Crockett and is located in Trinity County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glendale
    • Centralia (24 miles [38.6 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Centralia
      • Centralia lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of Crockett and is located in Trinity County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Centralia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Centralia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Centralia<3>
    • Mill Town (25 miles [40.2 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mill Town
      • Mill Town lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Crockett and is located in Trinity County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mill Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mill Town
    • Trinity (26 miles [41.8 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trinity
      • Trinity lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Crockett and is located in Trinity County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,800 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Trinity have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trinity
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Trinity<3>
    • Groveton (26 miles [41.8 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Groveton
      • Groveton lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Crockett and is located in Trinity County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,030 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Groveton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Groveton<3>
    • Lacy (26 miles [41.8 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lacy
      • Lacy lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Crockett and is located in Trinity County
      • Lacy has also been known as:
      • Lacey
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lacy
    • Apple Springs (29 miles [46.7 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Apple Springs
      • Apple Springs lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Crockett and is located in Trinity County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Apple Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Apple Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Apple Springs<3>
    • Helmic (29 miles [46.7 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Helmic
      • Helmic lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Crockett and is located in Trinity County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Helmic
    • Chita (30 miles [48.3 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chita
      • Chita lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Crockett and is located in Trinity County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chita
  • Walker County
    • Kittrell (24 miles [38.6 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kittrell
      • Kittrell lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the south of Crockett and is located in Walker County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kittrell
    • Riverside (32 miles [51.5 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverside
      • Riverside lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the south of Crockett and is located in Walker County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 547 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Riverside have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverside
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Riverside<3>
    • Dodge (39 miles [62.8 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dodge
      • Dodge lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the south of Crockett and is located in Walker County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dodge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dodge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dodge<3>

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Crockett ...

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 78 newspapers that have been published in the area around Crockett.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Crockett. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Crockett and those printed in the larger area surrounding Crockett.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 37 miles [59.5 km] of Crockett.

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 websites either 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 Crockett:

  • 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 Crockett ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Crockett.

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

  • Glenwood Cemetery North Sector
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Glenwood Cemetery North Sector
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Glenwood Cemetery North Sector have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenwood Cemetery North Sector
  • Glenwood Cemetery South Sector
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Glenwood Cemetery South Sector
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Glenwood Cemetery South Sector have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenwood Cemetery South Sector
  • Rocky Mount Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Rocky Mount Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Rocky Mount Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Mount Cemetery
  • Hunley Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hunley Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hunley Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hunley Cemetery
  • Cook Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Cook Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cook Cemetery
  • Box Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Box Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Box Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Box Cemetery
  • Hagan Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hagan Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hagan Cemetery
  • Smith Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Smith Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Smith Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smith Cemetery
  • Rice Cemetery
  • Latexo Cemetery
  • Wall Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Wall Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wall Cemetery
  • Box Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Box Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Box Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Box Cemetery
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    • Mt. Moriah Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Moriah Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Moriah Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Mt. Moriah Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Crockett.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Moriah Cemetery
    • Wesley Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Wesley Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Wesley Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Wesley Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Crockett.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wesley Cemetery
    • Wesley Chapel 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 Crockett had a population of 1,445 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2020, Crockett had a population of 6,350 people.

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

  • Crockett (Houston County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crockett
    • Crockett lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Crockett and is located in Houston County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,445 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,350 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Crockett had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crockett have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crockett
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crockett<3>
  • Porter Springs (Houston County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Porter Springs
    • Porter Springs lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Crockett and is located in Houston County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 350 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Porter Springs had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Porter Springs
  • Belott (Houston County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belott
    • Belott lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Crockett and is located in Houston County
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Belott had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belott
  • San Pedro (Houston County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for San Pedro
    • San Pedro lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Crockett and is located in Houston County
    • 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on San Pedro
  • Grapeland (Houston County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grapeland
    • Grapeland lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Crockett and is located in Houston County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 216 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,429 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Grapeland had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grapeland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grapeland
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grapeland<3>
  • Lovelady (Houston County)
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    • Lovelady lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Crockett and is located in Houston County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 416 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 623 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Lovelady had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lovelady have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lovelady
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lovelady<3>
  • Holly (Houston County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holly
    • Holly lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Crockett and is located in Houston County
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Holly had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holly have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holly
  • Antioch (Houston County) - Historic
    • While Antioch was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Antioch
    • Antioch was located 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of Crockett and is located in Houston County
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Antioch had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Antioch have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Pennington (Trinity County)
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    • Pennington lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Crockett and is located in Trinity County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 372 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Pennington had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pennington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pennington
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pennington<3>
  • Ash (Houston County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ash
    • Ash lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Crockett and is located in Houston County
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Ash had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ash have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ash
  • Augusta (Houston County)
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    • Augusta lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Crockett and is located in Houston County
    • 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Augusta
  • Tadmor (Houston County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tadmor
    • Tadmor lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northeast of Crockett and is located in Houston County
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Tadmor had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tadmor
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    • Ratcliff (Houston County)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ratcliff
      • Ratcliff lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east of Crockett and is located in Houston County
      • 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ratcliff
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ratcliff<3>
    • Weches (Houston County)
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      • Weches lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Crockett and is located in Houston County
      • 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weches
    • Guys Store (Leon County)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Guys Store
      • Guys Store lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Crockett and is located in Leon County
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 158 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Guys Store had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Guys Store have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Guys Store

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

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The official website for Crockett: www.cityofcrockett.org/

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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- Crockett) 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 Crockett. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from CrockettOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Crockett. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.3176, Longitude: -95.4564       In this case, the coordinates for Crockett 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 Crockett, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.




 

 

 

 

 


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