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Our Genealogy Helper for Pyote ...

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 Pyote (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 Pyote. 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the west. 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 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 south 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.

Pyote is located in Ward 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 Ward County: Crane, Ector, Loving, Pecos, Reeves & Winkler.

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

  • Ward County     (The home county of Pyote)
    • Wickett [Ward County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wickett
      • Wickett [Ward County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Pyote
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 558 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wickett have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wickett
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wickett<3>
    • Thorntonville [Ward County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thorntonville
      • Thorntonville [Ward County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Pyote
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 558 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thorntonville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thorntonville
    • Monahans [Ward County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monahans
      • Monahans [Ward County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Pyote
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,857 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monahans
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Monahans<3>
    • Barstow [Ward County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barstow
      • Barstow [Ward County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Pyote
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 400 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barstow
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Barstow<3>
    • Royalty [Ward County]
    • Grandfalls [Ward County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grandfalls
      • Grandfalls [Ward County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Pyote
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 403 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grandfalls have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grandfalls
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grandfalls<3>
  • Ector County
    • Judkins [Ector County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Judkins
      • Judkins [Ector County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Pyote
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Judkins
    • Notrees [Ector County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Notrees
      • Notrees [Ector County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Pyote
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Notrees have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Notrees
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Notrees<3>
    • Penwell [Ector County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Penwell
      • Penwell [Ector County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Pyote
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Penwell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Penwell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Penwell<3>
  • Loving County
    • Woody [Loving County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woody
      • Woody [Loving County] was located 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Pyote
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Woody. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Mentone [Loving County]
  • Pecos County
    • Coyanosa [Pecos County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coyanosa
      • Coyanosa [Pecos County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the south of Pyote
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coyanosa have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coyanosa
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coyanosa<3>
    • Imperial [Pecos County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Imperial
      • Imperial [Pecos County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Pyote
      • Imperial has also been known as:
      • Imperial Colonia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Imperial
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Imperial<3>
  • Reeves County
    • Pecos [Reeves County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pecos
      • Pecos [Reeves County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Pyote
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,488 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pecos have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pecos
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pecos<3>
    • Lindsay [Reeves County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lindsay
      • Lindsay [Reeves County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Pyote
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lindsay have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lindsay
    • Arno [Reeves County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arno
      • Arno [Reeves County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Pyote
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arno have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arno
    • Verhalen [Reeves County]
  • Winkler County
    • Wink [Winkler County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wink
      • Wink [Winkler County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Pyote
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,014 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wink
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wink<3>
    • Cheyenne [Winkler County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cheyenne
      • Cheyenne [Winkler County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of Pyote
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cheyenne
    • Kermit [Winkler County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kermit
      • Kermit [Winkler County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of Pyote
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,367 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kermit
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kermit<3>
  • Lea County (NM)
    • Jal [Lea County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jal
      • Jal [Lea County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the north of Pyote
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,118 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jal have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jal
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jal<3>

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Pyote ...

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 44 newspapers that have been published in the area around Pyote.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Pyote. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Pyote and those printed in the larger area surrounding Pyote.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 39 miles [62.8 km] of Pyote.

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 everyone.

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

  • 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 New Mexico
    • Stories from Texas

Cemeteries Near Pyote ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Pyote.

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

  • Wilks Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Wilks Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Wilks Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Wilks Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Pyote.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilks Cemetery
  • Monahans Memorial Cemetery
  • Barstow Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Barstow Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Barstow Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Barstow Cemetery lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the west of Pyote.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barstow Cemetery
  • Santa Rosa Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Santa Rosa Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Santa Rosa Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Santa Rosa Cemetery lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Pyote.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Santa Rosa Cemetery
  • Tamarisk Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Tamarisk Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Tamarisk Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Tamarisk Cemetery lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Pyote.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tamarisk Cemetery
  • Fairview Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Fairview Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Fairview Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Fairview Cemetery lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of Pyote.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairview Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Dean Memorial Park
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Dean Memorial Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Dean Memorial Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Dean Memorial Park lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of Pyote.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dean Memorial Park
    • Lara Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lara Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lara Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Lara Cemetery lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Pyote.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lara Cemetery
    • Mt. Evergreen Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Evergreen Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Evergreen Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Mt. Evergreen Cemetery lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Pyote.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Evergreen Cemetery

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 in 1895, Pyote had railroad service and no post office. In 2020, Pyote had a population of 134 people.

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

  • Pyote [Ward County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pyote
    • Pyote [Ward County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Pyote
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 134 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Pyote had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pyote
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pyote<3>
  • Barstow [Ward County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barstow
    • Barstow [Ward County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Pyote
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 400 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Barstow had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barstow
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Barstow<3>
  • Pecos [Reeves County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pecos
    • Pecos [Reeves County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Pyote
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 393 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,488 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Pecos had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pecos have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pecos
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pecos<3>
  • Metz [Ector County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Metz
    • Metz [Ector County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Pyote
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Metz had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Metz have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Metz

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

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Pyote) 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 Pyote. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from PyoteOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pyote. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.5391, Longitude: -103.1266    
<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 Pyote, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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