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Welcome to Melrose ...

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

Melrose is located in Nacogdoches County<1>.

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

While we don't have a date for the founding of Melrose, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1841.

Melrose is 380 feet [116 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The telephone area code for Melrose: (936)

Communities Also Named Melrose ...

While we believe that this Melrose is located in Nacogdoches County, we know of another 2 Texas communities named Melrose. Those communities are located in the following counties: Goliad and Gregg County.

Beyond Texas, there are 67 communities that are also named Melrose - they are located in Alabama (4), Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois (3), Iowa (2), Kentucky (2), Louisiana, Manitoba, Maryland (2), Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi (2), Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Brunswick, New Jersey (2), New Mexico, New York (3), Newfoundland and Labrador, North Carolina (2), Nova Scotia, Ohio (3), Ontario (2), Oregon, Pennsylvania (4), South Carolina (2), Tennessee (6), Virginia (3), West Virginia (2) and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Melrose ...

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

  • Nacogdoches
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the west)
  • Garrison
    (18 miles [29 km] to the north)
  • Appleby
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Appleby
    • Appleby is located in Nacogdoches County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 444 people
  • Chireno
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast)
  • Swift
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Swift have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Swift
    • Swift is located in Nacogdoches County
  • Woden
    (5 miles [8 km] to the southwest)
  • Attoyac
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Attoyac
    • Attoyac is located in Nacogdoches County
  • Martinsville
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northeast)
  • Etoile
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the south)
  • Platt
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Platt have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Platt
    • Platt is located in Angelina County

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Melrose ...

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

Adding Melrose to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Melrose 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 Melrose was on a map titled Map of Texas (from Rand McNally, 1911).

We also found Melrose in the book titled .<5> From that list, the Melrose post office opened in 1841.

For more details, see References and Mentions for Melrose.

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

The official website for Nacogdoches County:

The official website for State of Texas:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Texas' counties, including Nacogdoches, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<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 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 Melrose - 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>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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