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Our Genealogy Helper for Dayton ...

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

Neighboring Counties ...

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

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and 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.

Dayton is located in Liberty 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 Liberty County: Chambers, Hardin, Harris, Montgomery, Polk & San Jacinto.

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

  • Liberty County     (The home county of Dayton)
    • Stilson [Liberty County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stilson
      • Stilson [Liberty County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Dayton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stilson
    • Kenefick [Liberty County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kenefick
      • Kenefick [Liberty County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Dayton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 722 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kenefick have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kenefick
    • Liberty [Liberty County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty
      • Liberty [Liberty County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Dayton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,506 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Liberty have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Liberty<3>
    • Gum Grove [Liberty County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gum Grove
      • Gum Grove [Liberty County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Dayton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gum Grove
    • Dayton Lakes [Liberty County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dayton Lakes
      • Dayton Lakes [Liberty County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Dayton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 107 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dayton Lakes have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dayton Lakes
    • Ames [Liberty County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ames
      • Ames [Liberty County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Dayton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,275 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ames
    • Hardin [Liberty County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hardin
      • Hardin [Liberty County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Dayton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 966 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hardin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hardin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hardin<3>
    • Raywood [Liberty County]
    • Woodson [Liberty County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodson
      • Woodson [Liberty County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Dayton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodson
    • Mariam [Liberty County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mariam
      • Mariam [Liberty County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Dayton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mariam
    • Plum Grove [Liberty County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plum Grove
      • Plum Grove [Liberty County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Dayton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 756 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plum Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plum Grove
    • Daisetta [Liberty County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Daisetta
      • Daisetta [Liberty County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east of Dayton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,175 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Daisetta have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Daisetta
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Daisetta<3>
  • Brazoria County
    • Brookside Village [Brazoria County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brookside Village
      • Brookside Village [Brazoria County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Dayton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,582 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brookside Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brookside Village
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brookside Village<3>
    • Pearland [Brazoria County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pearland
      • Pearland [Brazoria County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Dayton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 123,562 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pearland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pearland<3>
  • Chambers County
    • Old River-Winfree [Chambers County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Old River-Winfree
      • Old River-Winfree [Chambers County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Dayton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,453 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Old River-Winfree have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old River-Winfree
    • Mont Belvieu [Chambers County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mont Belvieu
      • Mont Belvieu [Chambers County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Dayton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,137 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mont Belvieu have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mont Belvieu
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mont Belvieu<3>
    • Cove [Chambers County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cove
      • Cove [Chambers County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of Dayton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 586 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cove
    • Wallisville [Chambers County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wallisville
      • Wallisville [Chambers County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Dayton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wallisville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wallisville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wallisville<3>
    • Baytown [Chambers County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Baytown
      • Baytown [Chambers County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the south of Dayton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 77,288 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Baytown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baytown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Baytown<3>
    • Beach City [Chambers County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beach City
      • Beach City [Chambers County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the south of Dayton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,825 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beach City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beach City
    • Hankamer [Chambers County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hankamer
      • Hankamer [Chambers County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Dayton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hankamer have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hankamer
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hankamer<3>
    • Turtle Bayou [Chambers County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Turtle Bayou
      • Turtle Bayou [Chambers County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Dayton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Turtle Bayou
    • Anahuac [Chambers County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Anahuac
      • Anahuac [Chambers County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Dayton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,333 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anahuac
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Anahuac<3>
    • Monroe City [Chambers County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monroe City
      • Monroe City [Chambers County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Dayton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monroe City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monroe City
    • Double Bayou [Chambers County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Double Bayou
      • Double Bayou [Chambers County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Dayton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Double Bayou
    • Shoreacres [Chambers County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shoreacres
      • Shoreacres [Chambers County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Dayton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,578 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shoreacres have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shoreacres
  • Galveston County
    • Clear Lake Shores [Galveston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clear Lake Shores
      • Clear Lake Shores [Galveston County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the south of Dayton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,209 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clear Lake Shores have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clear Lake Shores
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clear Lake Shores<3>
    • Kemah [Galveston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kemah
      • Kemah [Galveston County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the south of Dayton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,048 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kemah have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kemah
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kemah<3>
    • Bacliff [Galveston County]
    • San Leon [Galveston County]
    • League City [Galveston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for League City
      • League City [Galveston County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the south of Dayton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 108,477 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on League City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for League City<3>
    • Friendswood [Galveston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Friendswood
      • Friendswood [Galveston County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Dayton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 40,011 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Friendswood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Friendswood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Friendswood<3>
  • Hardin County
    • Batson [Hardin County]
    • Saratoga [Hardin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saratoga
      • Saratoga [Hardin County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Dayton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saratoga have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saratoga
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saratoga<3>
    • Grayburg [Hardin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grayburg
      • Grayburg [Hardin County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Dayton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grayburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grayburg
    • Thicket [Hardin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thicket
      • Thicket [Hardin County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Dayton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thicket have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thicket
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thicket<3>
    • Sour Lake [Hardin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sour Lake
      • Sour Lake [Hardin County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the east of Dayton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,948 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sour Lake
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sour Lake<3>
    • Votaw [Hardin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Votaw
      • Votaw [Hardin County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Dayton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Votaw have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Votaw
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Votaw<3>
  • Harris County
    • Huffman [Harris County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huffman
      • Huffman [Harris County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Dayton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Huffman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huffman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Huffman<3>
    • Crosby [Harris County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crosby
      • Crosby [Harris County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Dayton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crosby have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crosby
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crosby<3>
    • Barrett [Harris County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barrett
      • Barrett [Harris County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Dayton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Barrett have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barrett
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Barrett<3>
    • Atascocita [Harris County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Atascocita
      • Atascocita [Harris County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Dayton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Atascocita have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Atascocita
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Atascocita<3>
    • Greentree Village [Harris County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greentree Village
      • Greentree Village [Harris County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Dayton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greentree Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greentree Village
    • Highlands [Harris County]
    • Sheldon [Harris County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sheldon
      • Sheldon [Harris County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Dayton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sheldon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sheldon
    • Elm Grove Village [Harris County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elm Grove Village
      • Elm Grove Village [Harris County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the west of Dayton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elm Grove Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elm Grove Village
    • Hunter Ridge Village [Harris County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hunter Ridge Village
      • Hunter Ridge Village [Harris County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the west of Dayton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hunter Ridge Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hunter Ridge Village
    • Cedar Bayou [Harris County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Bayou
      • Cedar Bayou [Harris County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Dayton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Bayou have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Bayou
    • Chaparral Village [Harris County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chaparral Village
      • Chaparral Village [Harris County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Dayton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chaparral Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chaparral Village
    • Bear Branch Village [Harris County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bear Branch Village
      • Bear Branch Village [Harris County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of Dayton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bear Branch Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bear Branch Village
  • Jefferson County
    • Nome [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nome
      • Nome [Jefferson County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Dayton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 592 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nome have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nome
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nome<3>
    • China [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for China
      • China [Jefferson County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the east of Dayton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,204 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for China have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on China
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for China<3>
    • Hamshire [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hamshire
      • Hamshire [Jefferson County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the east of Dayton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hamshire have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamshire
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hamshire<3>
    • Bevil Oaks [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bevil Oaks
      • Bevil Oaks [Jefferson County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the east of Dayton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,209 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bevil Oaks have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bevil Oaks
  • Montgomery County
    • Roman Forest [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roman Forest
      • Roman Forest [Montgomery County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Dayton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,035 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roman Forest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roman Forest
    • Patton Village [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Patton Village
      • Patton Village [Montgomery County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Dayton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,207 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Patton Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Patton Village
    • Woodbranch [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodbranch
      • Woodbranch [Montgomery County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Dayton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,498 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodbranch have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodbranch
    • New Caney [Montgomery County]
    • Splendora [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Splendora
      • Splendora [Montgomery County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Dayton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,292 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Splendora have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Splendora
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Splendora<3>
    • Porter [Montgomery County]
    • Porter Heights [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Porter Heights
      • Porter Heights [Montgomery County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Dayton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Porter Heights
    • Grangerland [Montgomery County]
    • Chateau Woods [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chateau Woods
      • Chateau Woods [Montgomery County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the west of Dayton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chateau Woods have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chateau Woods
    • Woodloch [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodloch
      • Woodloch [Montgomery County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the west of Dayton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 207 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodloch have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodloch
    • Cut and Shoot [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cut and Shoot
      • Cut and Shoot [Montgomery County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Dayton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,490 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cut and Shoot
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cut and Shoot<3>
    • Oak Ridge North [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Ridge North
      • Oak Ridge North [Montgomery County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the west of Dayton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,159 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Ridge North have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Ridge North
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oak Ridge North<3>
  • Polk County
    • Ace [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ace
      • Ace [Polk County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the north of Dayton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ace have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ace
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ace<3>
    • Goodrich [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goodrich
      • Goodrich [Polk County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the north of Dayton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 338 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Goodrich have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goodrich
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Goodrich<3>
  • San Jacinto County
    • Shepherd [San Jacinto County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shepherd
      • Shepherd [San Jacinto County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the north of Dayton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,424 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shepherd have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shepherd
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shepherd<3>
    • Coldspring [San Jacinto County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coldspring
      • Coldspring [San Jacinto County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the north of Dayton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 950 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coldspring have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coldspring
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coldspring<3>

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Dayton ...

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 10 newspapers that have been published in the area around Dayton.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Dayton. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Dayton and those printed in the larger area surrounding Dayton.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 21 miles [33.8 km] of Dayton.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with 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 Dayton:

  • 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 Dayton ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Dayton.

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

  • Magnolia Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Magnolia Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Magnolia Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Magnolia Cemetery
  • Magnolia Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Magnolia Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Magnolia Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Magnolia Cemetery
  • Linney Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Linney Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Linney Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Linney Cemetery
  • Branch Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Branch Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Branch Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Branch Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Dayton.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Branch Cemetery
  • Neyland Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Neyland Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Neyland Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Neyland Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Dayton.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Neyland Cemetery
  • St. Annes Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Annes Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Annes Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • St. Annes Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Dayton.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Annes Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Fairlawn Cemetery
    • Wells Memorial Cemetery
    • Our Mother of Mercy Catholic Cemetery
    • Old Hardin Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Old Hardin Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Old Hardin Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Old Hardin Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Dayton.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Hardin Cemetery
    • Huffman Community Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Huffman Community Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Huffman Community Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Huffman Community Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Dayton.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huffman Community Cemetery
    • Pine Grove Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pine Grove Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pine Grove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Pine Grove Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Dayton.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Grove Cemetery
    • Quarters Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Quarters Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Quarters Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Quarters Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Dayton.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quarters Cemetery
    • Miller Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Miller Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Miller Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Miller Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Dayton.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Miller Cemetery
    • Huffman Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Huffman Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Huffman Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Huffman Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Dayton.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huffman 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 Dayton had a population of 239 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2020, Dayton had a population of 8,628 people.

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

  • Dayton [Liberty County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dayton
    • Dayton [Liberty County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Dayton
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 239 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,628 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Dayton had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dayton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dayton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dayton<3>
  • Liberty [Liberty County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty
    • Liberty [Liberty County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Dayton
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 512 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,506 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Liberty had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Liberty have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Liberty<3>
  • Ames [Liberty County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ames
    • Ames [Liberty County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Dayton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,275 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Ames had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ames
  • Moss Bluff [Liberty County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moss Bluff
    • Moss Bluff [Liberty County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Dayton
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 452 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Moss Bluff had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moss Bluff have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moss Bluff
  • Huffman [Harris County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huffman
    • Huffman [Harris County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Dayton
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Huffman had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Huffman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huffman
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Huffman<3>
  • Crosby [Harris County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crosby
    • Crosby [Harris County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Dayton
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Crosby had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crosby have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crosby
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crosby<3>
  • Continue List ...
    • Mont Belvieu [Chambers County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mont Belvieu
      • Mont Belvieu [Chambers County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Dayton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,137 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Mont Belvieu had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mont Belvieu have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mont Belvieu
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mont Belvieu<3>
    • Wallisville [Chambers County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wallisville
      • Wallisville [Chambers County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Dayton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 83 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Wallisville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wallisville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wallisville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wallisville<3>
    • Sheldon [Harris County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sheldon
      • Sheldon [Harris County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Dayton
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Sheldon had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sheldon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sheldon
    • Cedar Bayou [Harris County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Bayou
      • Cedar Bayou [Harris County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Dayton
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Cedar Bayou had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Bayou have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Bayou
    • Lynchburg [Harris County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lynchburg
      • Lynchburg [Harris County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Dayton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 178 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Lynchburg had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lynchburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lynchburg
    • Turtle Bayou [Chambers County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Turtle Bayou
      • Turtle Bayou [Chambers County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Dayton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 77 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Turtle Bayou had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Turtle Bayou
    • New Caney [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Caney
      • New Caney [Montgomery County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Dayton
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, New Caney had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Caney
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Caney<3>
    • Humble [Harris County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Humble
      • Humble [Harris County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Dayton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,539 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Humble had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Humble
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Humble<3>
    • Anahuac [Chambers County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Anahuac
      • Anahuac [Chambers County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Dayton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,333 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Anahuac had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anahuac
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Anahuac<3>

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Dayton ...

While our initial data about Dayton came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Dayton in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Dayton.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

Note for Dayton:
Services available in 1895: had a Railroad Station, Express Office

Road Map for Texas (from Shell Oil, 1956)
Published by Shell Oil Company

We have found Dayton in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Dayton for more information.

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

The Communities of Texas

About Liberty County

About Texas

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

The official website for Liberty County: www.co.liberty.tx.us/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Dayton) 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 Dayton. 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 DaytonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dayton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.0356, Longitude: -94.9024       In this case, the coordinates for Dayton 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 Dayton, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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