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New Prospect, Texas
(Shelby County)

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Welcome to New Prospect ...

Although we found mention of New Prospect during our research, we have little information about it.<1> Given the context of how New Prospect 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..

While we are confident that New Prospect was located in Shelby County, we don't know its actual location within the county.

We've added New Prospect to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. We would especially like to find the location of New Prospect - knowing its coordinates, we can explore things like its relationship to neighboring communities, nearby cemeteries, etc. If you can help us with New Prospect, please Contact Us.

New Prospect is located in the Piney Woods (East Texas).

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

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

Communities Also Named New Prospect ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Texas communities named New Prospect: This one is located in Shelby County and the other is located in Rusk County.

Beyond Texas, there are 11 communities that are also named New Prospect - they are located in Alabama (2), Mississippi, North Carolina, Nova Scotia, Ontario, South Carolina, Tennessee (2) and Wisconsin.

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

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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 New Prospect and then turned east". While New Prospect could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added New Prospect 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 New Prospect 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.






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