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Welcome to Griffin ...

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

Griffin is located in Cherokee County<1>.


We aren't confident of the location of Griffin, so consider the above location as an estimate.<2>


While we don't have a date for the founding of Griffin, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1855.

Griffin is 460 feet [140 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Griffin lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Communities Also Named Griffin ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 28 communities that are also named Griffin - they are located in Alabama (2), Arkansas, Colorado, Florida (2), Georgia, Illinois (2), Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky (2), Louisiana (2), Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri (2), New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania (3), Quebec, Saskatchewan and Tennessee.

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

Communities near Griffin ...

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

  • Jacksonville
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southwest)
  • Henderson
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northeast)
  • Whitehouse
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whitehouse have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whitehouse
    • Whitehouse is located in Smith County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,108 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Whitehouse <4>
  • Rusk
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rusk
    • Rusk is located in Cherokee County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,664 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rusk <4>
  • Bullard
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bullard have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bullard
    • Bullard is located in Cherokee County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,891 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bullard <4>
  • Overton
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the north)
  • Troup
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Troup
    • Troup is located in Cherokee County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,064 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Troup <4>
  • New Summerfield
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Summerfield have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Summerfield
    • New Summerfield is located in Cherokee County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,187 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Summerfield <4>
  • Arp
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arp
    • Arp is located in Smith County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,046 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Arp <4>
  • New London
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New London have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New London
    • New London is located in Rusk County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,013 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New London <4>

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 Griffin. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Griffin.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Griffin. 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 Griffin.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Griffin ...

Looking for more information about Griffin? 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 Griffin, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Griffin.

Adding Griffin to Our Gazetteer ...

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

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Griffin was on a map titled Map of Texas (from Rand McNally, 1911).

We also found Griffin in the book titled .<6> From that list, the Griffin post office opened in 1855.

For more details, see References and Mentions for Griffin.

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Texas' counties, including Cherokee, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Griffin - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<6>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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