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Our Genealogy Helper for Linden ...

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 Linden (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 Linden. 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.

It's still very early in our research, but as we gather more information it will be added to this page.

Neighboring Counties/Parishes ...

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

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the southeast 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 south.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties/parishes 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 south contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties/parishes, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Linden is located in Cass County and is the County Seat.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Cass County: Miller (AR), Caddo (LA), Bowie, Marion & Morris.

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

  DirDistance
Cass     (The home county for Linden)
  Kildare   [Map]     SE   8 miles [12.9 km]<1>
  Bivins   [Map]     E   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Douglassville   [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Huffins   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Atlanta   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Avinger   [Map]     SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Queen City   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Marietta   [Map]     NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Hughes Springs   [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]
  McLeod   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Bloomburg   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Domino   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
 
Bowie
  Maud   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Redwater   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Simms   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Dalby Springs   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  New Boston   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Wake Village   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Hooks   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Victory City   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Nash   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Leary   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Red Lick   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Texarkana   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Redbank   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Camp
  Center Point - Historic   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Pittsburg   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Pine   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Rocky Mound   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Gregg
  Judson   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Seven Pines   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Harrison
  Pope City   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Woodlawn   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Uncertain   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Karnack   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Harleton   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Nesbitt   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Morton   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Marshall   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Scottsville   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Noonday   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Hallsville   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Jonesville   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Waskom   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Marion
  Lodi   [Map]     SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Kellyville   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Jefferson   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Macedonia   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Jackson   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
 
Morris
  Daingerfield   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Lone Star   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Naples   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Omaha   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Cason   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
 
Titus
  Cookville   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Mount Pleasant   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Upshur
  Ore City   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Diana   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  James   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Indian Rock   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Delrose   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Gilmer   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Lafayette (AR)
  Gin City (AR)   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Walnut Hill (AR)   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Miller (AR)
  Capps City (AR)   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Doddridge (AR)   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Fouke (AR)   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Texarkana (AR)   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Genoa (AR)   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Rondo (AR)   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Bossier (LA)
  Plain Dealing (LA)   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Caddo (LA)
  Rodessa (LA)   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Vivian (LA)   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Ida (LA)   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Hosston (LA)   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Oil City (LA)   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Gilliam (LA)   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Mooringsport (LA)   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Belcher (LA)   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Blanchard (LA)   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Linden ...

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 46 newspapers that have been published in the area around Linden.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Linden. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Linden and those printed in the larger area surrounding Linden.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 24 miles [38.6 km] of Linden.

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 all and free to view - you should note that they might link to other websites which do charge.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Linden:

These websites are specific to Texas:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Website for the //www.tsl.texas.gov/

Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives website for the State of Texas to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Cass County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Bowie County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Camp County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Gregg County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Harrison County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Marion County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Morris County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Titus County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Upshur County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Lafayette County (AR):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Miller County (AR):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Bossier Parish (LA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Caddo Parish (LA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for Texas:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Texas,
Cemeteries of Cass County
 
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Texas
 
FamilySearch.org:   Cemetery Wiki for Texas
 
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page
 
Internment.net:   Cemeteries for Texas, for Cass County

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.

Disaster Stories from Texas
 
Also see Disaster Stories for ...
      Arkansas
      Louisiana

Cemeteries Near Linden ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Linden.

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 click on the [Map] that follows each cemetery's name, a Google map will open showing a satellite view of the area where the cemetery is located. We have tried to place the cemetery in the center of the map, but we're still working on our data and the map might not not be centered properly. If you don't see the cemetery right away, try zooming-in. Usually, but not always, you can see the outline of the cemetery or some of the headstones.

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

Distance &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Zion Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNE Barnes Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  S Lanier Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  E Center Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Henderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Bear Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Echols Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N Lambert Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Shiloh Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NNW Hickory Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Old Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S Lockett Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Whitaker Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Ferrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Boon Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Simmons Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Floyd Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Rankin Cemetery   [Map]     

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.<3>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Linden had a population of 444 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2018, Linden had a population of 1,933 people.

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

Lanier   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Linden
 - 1895 population of 68 people
 - Lanier had a post office and no railroad service
 
Red Hill   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Linden
 - 1895 population of 45 people
 - Red Hill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Almira   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Linden
 - Almira had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kildare   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Linden
 - 1895 population of 366 people
 - Kildare had a post office and railroad service
 
O'Farrell   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Linden
 - O'Farrell had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bivins   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Linden
 - 1895 population of 302 people
 - Bivins had a post office and railroad service
 
Lodi   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Linden
 - 1895 population of 106 people
 - Lodi had a post office and railroad service
 
Sardis   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) from Linden
 - 1895 population of 53 people
 - Sardis had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cusseta   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Linden
 - 1895 population of 107 people
 - Cusseta had a post office and no railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Linden. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Linden in the 1890's.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Linden ...

While our initial data about Linden came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Linden 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 Linden.

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

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide

Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Notes for Linden:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Texas

About Cass County

About Texas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Linden) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Linden. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Linden

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Linden. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.0116, Longitude: -94.3646     [Map].
<2>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.
<3>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 Linden, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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