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Welcome to Durant ...

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

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


Durant is located in the Piney Woods (East Texas).

The location of Durant has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

Durant is 340 feet [104 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

We believe that Durant would be found within the (936) area code.

Communities Also Named Durant ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 10 communities that are also named Durant - they are located in Florida, Iowa, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma and South Carolina.

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

Communities near Durant ...

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

  • Lufkin [Angelina County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lufkin
    • Lufkin [Angelina County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the southeast of Durant
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 34,955 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lufkin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lufkin<5>
  • Nacogdoches [Nacogdoches County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nacogdoches
    • Nacogdoches [Nacogdoches County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the northeast of Durant
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 32,461 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nacogdoches
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nacogdoches<5>
  • Hudson [Angelina County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hudson
    • Hudson [Angelina County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the southeast of Durant
    • 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 [Angelina County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Diboll
    • Diboll [Angelina County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the south of Durant
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,123 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Diboll
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Diboll<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Huntington [Angelina County]
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      • Huntington [Angelina County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the southeast of Durant
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,079 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Huntington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huntington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Huntington<5>
    • Wells [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wells
      • Wells [Cherokee County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the northwest of Durant
      • 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<5>
    • Burke [Angelina County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burke
      • Burke [Angelina County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the south of Durant
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 727 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burke
    • Woodlawn [Angelina County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodlawn
      • Woodlawn [Angelina County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the southeast of Durant
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodlawn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodlawn
    • Cedar Grove [Angelina County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Grove
      • Cedar Grove [Angelina County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the east of Durant
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Grove
    • Keltys [Angelina County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keltys
      • Keltys [Angelina County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the southeast of Durant
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Keltys have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keltys

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Durant ...

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

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

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The official website for Angelina County: www.angelinacounty.net/

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

Footnotes ...

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

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

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

Also keep in mind that Durant could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<2>The 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>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Durant - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Durant) 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 Durant. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from DurantOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Durant. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.4171, Longitude: -94.8338       In this case, the coordinates for Durant have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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