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Welcome to Plain ...

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

Plain is located in Houston County<1>.

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

Plain is 320 feet [98 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Plain is within the (936) area code.

Communities Also Named Plain ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 8 communities that are also named Plain - they are located in Massachusetts, Mississippi, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio (2), Washington and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Plain ...

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

  • Alto [Cherokee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alto
    • Alto [Cherokee County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the north of Plain
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,239 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alto have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alto
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alto<5>
  • Wells [Cherokee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wells
    • Wells [Cherokee County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the east of Plain
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 781 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wells have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wells
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wells<5>
  • Kennard [Houston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kennard
    • Kennard [Houston County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the southwest of Plain
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 325 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kennard have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kennard
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kennard<5>
  • Ratcliff [Houston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ratcliff
    • Ratcliff [Houston County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the south of Plain
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ratcliff have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ratcliff
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ratcliff<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Tadmor [Houston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tadmor
      • Tadmor [Houston County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the west of Plain
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tadmor
    • Bluff City [Houston County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bluff City
      • Bluff City [Houston County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the north of Plain
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bluff City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Forest [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest
      • Forest [Cherokee County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the northeast of Plain
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest
    • Harrison Town [Houston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harrison Town
      • Harrison Town [Houston County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the southwest of Plain
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harrison Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrison Town
    • Fog Town [Houston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fog Town
      • Fog Town [Houston County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the south of Plain
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fog Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fog Town
    • Redtown [Angelina County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Redtown
      • Redtown [Angelina County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the east of Plain
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Redtown

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Plain ...

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

Adding Plain to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Plain in the GNIS. For more information, see the Referenced GNIS Codes section on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Plain was on a map titled Map of Texas (from Rand McNally, 1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Plain on our Genealogy Page.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Plain. 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 Houston, 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 have 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 Plain - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Plain) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Plain. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.4516, Longitude: -95.1102       In this case, the coordinates for Plain have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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