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Our Genealogy Helper for Overton ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool which helps us with planning our trips.
  • We're trying to shape our Gazetteer as a tool to help us understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.
  • On our trips, we try to visit those places where our ancestors left their footprints.

By learning about Overton (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 Overton. 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.

Neighboring Counties ...

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

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

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

Overton is primarily located in Rusk County. A portion of Overton extends into Smith County.

To see how the shape of Texas' counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Rusk County: Cherokee, Gregg, Harrison, Nacogdoches, Panola, Shelby & Smith.

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

  • Rusk County     (The home county of Overton)
    • New London [Rusk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New London
      • New London [Rusk County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Overton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,013 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New London have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New London
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New London<3>
    • Sexton City [Rusk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sexton City
      • Sexton City [Rusk County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Overton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sexton City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sexton City
    • Selman City [Rusk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Selman City
      • Selman City [Rusk County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Overton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Selman City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Selman City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Selman City<3>
    • Friars [Rusk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Friars
      • Friars [Rusk County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Overton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Friars
    • Jacobs [Rusk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jacobs
      • Jacobs [Rusk County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Overton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jacobs
    • Laird Hill [Rusk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laird Hill
      • Laird Hill [Rusk County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Overton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Laird Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laird Hill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Laird Hill<3>
    • Turnertown [Rusk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Turnertown
      • Turnertown [Rusk County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Overton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Turnertown
    • Pirtle [Rusk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pirtle
      • Pirtle [Rusk County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Overton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pirtle
    • Joinerville [Rusk County]
    • Price [Rusk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Price
      • Price [Rusk County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Overton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Price have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Price
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Price<3>
    • Henderson [Rusk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Henderson
      • Henderson [Rusk County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Overton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,049 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Henderson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Henderson<3>
    • Monroe [Rusk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monroe
      • Monroe [Rusk County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Overton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monroe have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monroe
    • Laneville [Rusk County]
  • Anderson County
    • Frankston [Anderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frankston
      • Frankston [Anderson County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Overton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,157 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frankston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Frankston<3>
  • Cherokee County
    • Henrys Chapel [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Henrys Chapel
      • Henrys Chapel [Cherokee County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Overton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Henrys Chapel
    • Troup [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Troup
      • Troup [Cherokee County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Overton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,064 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Troup have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Troup
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Troup<3>
    • Griffin [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Griffin
      • Griffin [Cherokee County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Overton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Griffin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Griffin
    • Blackjack [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blackjack
      • Blackjack [Cherokee County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Overton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blackjack
    • Gould [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gould
      • Gould [Cherokee County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southwest of Overton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gould
    • New Summerfield [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Summerfield
      • New Summerfield [Cherokee County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of Overton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,187 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Summerfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Summerfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Summerfield<3>
    • Bullard [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bullard
      • Bullard [Cherokee County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Overton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,891 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bullard have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bullard
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bullard<3>
    • Mount Selman [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Selman
      • Mount Selman [Cherokee County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Overton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Selman
    • Larissa [Cherokee County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Larissa
      • Larissa [Cherokee County] was located 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Overton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Larissa have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Ponta [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ponta
      • Ponta [Cherokee County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Overton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ponta
    • Jacksonville [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jacksonville
      • Jacksonville [Cherokee County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Overton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,829 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jacksonville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jacksonville<3>
    • Gallatin [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gallatin
      • Gallatin [Cherokee County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Overton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 435 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gallatin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gallatin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gallatin<3>
    • Reklaw [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reklaw
      • Reklaw [Cherokee County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Overton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 391 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reklaw
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Reklaw<3>
  • Gregg County
    • Kilgore [Gregg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kilgore
      • Kilgore [Gregg County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Overton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,857 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kilgore
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kilgore<3>
    • Liberty City [Gregg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty City
      • Liberty City [Gregg County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Overton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Liberty City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty City
    • Danville [Gregg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Danville
      • Danville [Gregg County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Overton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Danville
    • Fredonia [Gregg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fredonia
      • Fredonia [Gregg County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Overton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fredonia
    • Rolling Meadows [Gregg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rolling Meadows
      • Rolling Meadows [Gregg County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Overton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rolling Meadows have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rolling Meadows
    • Elderville [Gregg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elderville
      • Elderville [Gregg County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Overton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elderville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elderville
    • Clarksville City [Gregg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clarksville City
      • Clarksville City [Gregg County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Overton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 945 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clarksville City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarksville City
    • Gladewater [Gregg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gladewater
      • Gladewater [Gregg County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Overton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,352 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gladewater have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gladewater
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gladewater<3>
    • Greggton [Gregg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greggton
      • Greggton [Gregg County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northeast of Overton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greggton
    • Lakeport [Gregg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakeport
      • Lakeport [Gregg County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northeast of Overton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 997 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lakeport have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakeport
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lakeport<3>
    • Warren City [Gregg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Warren City
      • Warren City [Gregg County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Overton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 305 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Warren City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Warren City
    • White Oak [Gregg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White Oak
      • White Oak [Gregg County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Overton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,283 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for White Oak have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Oak
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for White Oak<3>
    • Longview [Gregg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Longview
      • Longview [Gregg County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Overton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 81,728 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Longview
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Longview<3>
  • Harrison County
    • Hallsville [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hallsville
      • Hallsville [Harrison County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Overton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,406 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hallsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hallsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hallsville<3>
    • Noonday [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Noonday
      • Noonday [Harrison County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Overton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Noonday have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Noonday
    • Harleton [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harleton
      • Harleton [Harrison County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Overton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harleton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harleton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harleton<3>
    • Nesbitt [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nesbitt
      • Nesbitt [Harrison County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Overton
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 281 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nesbitt have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nesbitt
    • Marshall [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marshall
      • Marshall [Harrison County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Overton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 22,523 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marshall
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marshall<3>
  • Henderson County
    • Chandler [Henderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chandler
      • Chandler [Henderson County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Overton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,219 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chandler
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chandler<3>
    • Berryville [Henderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Berryville
      • Berryville [Henderson County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Overton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,066 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Berryville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Berryville
    • Coffee City [Henderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coffee City
      • Coffee City [Henderson County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the west of Overton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 299 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coffee City
    • Moore Station [Henderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moore Station
      • Moore Station [Henderson County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the west of Overton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 223 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moore Station have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moore Station
    • Brownsboro [Henderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brownsboro
      • Brownsboro [Henderson County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the west of Overton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,293 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brownsboro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brownsboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brownsboro<3>
    • Poynor [Henderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poynor
      • Poynor [Henderson County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the west of Overton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 311 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poynor have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poynor
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Poynor<3>
  • Nacogdoches County
    • Sacul [Nacogdoches County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sacul
      • Sacul [Nacogdoches County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the south of Overton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sacul have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sacul
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sacul<3>
    • Cushing [Nacogdoches County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cushing
      • Cushing [Nacogdoches County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the south of Overton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 614 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cushing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cushing
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cushing<3>
  • Panola County
    • Long Branch [Panola County]
    • Beckville [Panola County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beckville
      • Beckville [Panola County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the east of Overton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 834 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beckville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beckville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beckville<3>
    • Center Point [Panola County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Center Point
      • Center Point [Panola County] was located 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the east of Overton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Center Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Clayton [Panola County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clayton
      • Clayton [Panola County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the east of Overton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clayton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clayton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clayton<3>
    • Carthage [Panola County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carthage
      • Carthage [Panola County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the east of Overton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,354 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carthage
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carthage<3>
    • Gary City [Panola County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gary City
      • Gary City [Panola County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Overton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 301 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gary City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gary City<3>
  • Smith County
    • Jamestown [Smith County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jamestown
      • Jamestown [Smith County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Overton
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Jamestown. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
      • Jamestown has also been known as:
      • Jimtown
    • Wright City [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wright City
      • Wright City [Smith County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Overton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wright City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wright City
    • Arp [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arp
      • Arp [Smith County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Overton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,046 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arp have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arp
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Arp<3>
    • Sinclair City [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sinclair City
      • Sinclair City [Smith County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Overton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sinclair City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sinclair City
    • Omen [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Omen
      • Omen [Smith County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Overton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Omen
    • Browning [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Browning
      • Browning [Smith County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Overton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Browning
    • New Chapel Hill [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Chapel Hill
      • New Chapel Hill [Smith County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Overton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 667 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Chapel Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Chapel Hill
    • Whitehouse [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whitehouse
      • Whitehouse [Smith County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Overton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,108 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whitehouse have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitehouse
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Whitehouse<3>
    • Starrville [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Starrville
      • Starrville [Smith County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Overton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Starrville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Starrville
    • Winona [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winona
      • Winona [Smith County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Overton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 617 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winona have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winona
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winona<3>
    • Tyler [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tyler
      • Tyler [Smith County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of Overton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 108,222 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tyler
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tyler<3>
    • Gresham [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gresham
      • Gresham [Smith County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Overton
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    • Flint [Smith County]
  • Upshur County
    • Wilkins [Upshur County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilkins
      • Wilkins [Upshur County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Overton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wilkins have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilkins
    • Union Grove [Upshur County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union Grove
      • Union Grove [Upshur County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Overton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 372 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Union Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union Grove
    • Big Sandy [Upshur County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Sandy
      • Big Sandy [Upshur County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of Overton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,412 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Big Sandy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Big Sandy<3>
    • Center Point [Upshur County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Center Point
      • Center Point [Upshur County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the north of Overton
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    • Glenwood [Upshur County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenwood
      • Glenwood [Upshur County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Overton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenwood
    • Indian Rock [Upshur County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indian Rock
      • Indian Rock [Upshur County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Overton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Indian Rock
    • Gilmer [Upshur County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gilmer
      • Gilmer [Upshur County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the north of Overton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,188 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gilmer
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gilmer<3>
    • Diana [Upshur County]
    • Ore City [Upshur County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ore City
      • Ore City [Upshur County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the north of Overton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,254 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ore City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ore City<3>
  • Van Zandt County
    • Edom [Van Zandt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edom
      • Edom [Van Zandt County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the west of Overton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 387 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Edom have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edom
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Edom<3>
  • Wood County
    • Hawkins [Wood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hawkins
      • Hawkins [Wood County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Overton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,345 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hawkins
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hawkins<3>
    • Mineola [Wood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mineola
      • Mineola [Wood County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Overton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,951 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mineola
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mineola<3>

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Overton ...

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 77 newspapers that have been published in the area around Overton.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Overton. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Overton and those printed in the larger area surrounding Overton.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 28 miles [45.1 km] of Overton.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These helpful websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

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

  • 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.
    • Stories from Texas

Cemeteries Near Overton ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Overton.

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

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.<6>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Overton had a population of 401 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2020, Overton had a population of 2,503 people.

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

  • Overton [Rusk County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Overton
    • Overton [Rusk County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Overton
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 401 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,503 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Overton had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Overton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Overton<3>
  • Pirtle [Rusk County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pirtle
    • Pirtle [Rusk County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Overton
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Pirtle had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pirtle
  • Omen [Smith County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Omen
    • Omen [Smith County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Overton
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 508 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Omen had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Omen
  • Browning [Smith County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Browning
    • Browning [Smith County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Overton
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 67 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Browning had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Browning
  • Kilgore [Gregg County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kilgore
    • Kilgore [Gregg County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Overton
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 248 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,857 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Kilgore had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kilgore
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kilgore<3>
  • Troup [Cherokee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Troup
    • Troup [Cherokee County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Overton
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 465 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,064 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Troup had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Troup have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Troup<3>
  • Continue List ...
    • Henderson [Rusk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Henderson
      • Henderson [Rusk County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Overton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,536 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,049 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Henderson had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Henderson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Henderson<3>
    • Monroe [Rusk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monroe
      • Monroe [Rusk County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Overton
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Monroe had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monroe have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monroe
    • Starrville [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Starrville
      • Starrville [Smith County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Overton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 122 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Starrville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Starrville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Starrville
    • Elderville [Gregg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elderville
      • Elderville [Gregg County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Overton
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Elderville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elderville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elderville
    • Griffin [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Griffin
      • Griffin [Cherokee County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Overton
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Griffin had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Griffin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Griffin
    • Mixon [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mixon
      • Mixon [Cherokee County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southwest of Overton
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Mixon had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mixon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mixon
    • Gladewater [Gregg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gladewater
      • Gladewater [Gregg County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Overton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 259 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,352 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Gladewater had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gladewater have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gladewater
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gladewater<3>
    • Winona [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winona
      • Winona [Smith County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Overton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 283 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 617 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Winona had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winona have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winona
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winona<3>
    • Wilkins [Upshur County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilkins
      • Wilkins [Upshur County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Overton
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Wilkins had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wilkins have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilkins

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Overton. See our List of 1890's Communities around Overton.

Mentions & References for Overton

The Communities of Texas

About Rusk County

About Texas

The official website for Overton: www.ci.overton.tx.us/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Overton) 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 Overton. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from OvertonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Overton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.2744, Longitude: -94.9785    
<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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<5>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.
<6>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 Overton, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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