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Our Genealogy Helper for San Elizario ...

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 San Elizario (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 San Elizario. 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

San Elizario is located in El Paso 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 El Paso County: Dona Ana (NM), Otero (NM) & Hudspeth.

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

  • El Paso County     (The home county of San Elizario)
    • Clint [El Paso County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clint
      • Clint [El Paso County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of San Elizario
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,115 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clint have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clint
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clint<3>
    • Morning Glory [El Paso County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morning Glory
      • Morning Glory [El Paso County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of San Elizario
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morning Glory have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morning Glory
    • Socorro [El Paso County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Socorro
      • Socorro [El Paso County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of San Elizario
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 35,883 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Socorro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Socorro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Socorro<3>
    • Sparks [El Paso County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sparks
      • Sparks [El Paso County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of San Elizario
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sparks
    • Belen [El Paso County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belen
      • Belen [El Paso County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of San Elizario
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belen
    • Horizon City [El Paso County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Horizon City
      • Horizon City [El Paso County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of San Elizario
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 20,257 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Horizon City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Horizon City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Horizon City<3>
    • Fabens [El Paso County]
    • Agua Dulce [El Paso County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Agua Dulce
      • Agua Dulce [El Paso County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of San Elizario
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Agua Dulce have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Agua Dulce has also been known as:
      • Agua Dulce Colonia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Agua Dulce
    • Tornillo [El Paso County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tornillo
      • Tornillo [El Paso County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of San Elizario
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tornillo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tornillo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tornillo<3>
    • Homestead Meadows South [El Paso County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Homestead Meadows South
      • Homestead Meadows South [El Paso County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of San Elizario
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Homestead Meadows South
    • El Paso [El Paso County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for El Paso
      • El Paso [El Paso County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northwest of San Elizario
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 681,534 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on El Paso
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for El Paso<3>
    • Fort Bliss [El Paso County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Bliss
      • Fort Bliss [El Paso County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of San Elizario
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Bliss
  • Hudspeth County
    • Acala [Hudspeth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Acala
      • Acala [Hudspeth County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of San Elizario
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Acala
    • Fort Hancock [Hudspeth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Hancock
      • Fort Hancock [Hudspeth County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the southeast of San Elizario
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fort Hancock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Hancock
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fort Hancock<3>
  • Dona Ana County (NM)
    • Sunland Park [Dona Ana County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunland Park
      • Sunland Park [Dona Ana County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of San Elizario
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,449 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunland Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunland Park
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sunland Park<3>
    • Santa Teresa [Dona Ana County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Santa Teresa
      • Santa Teresa [Dona Ana County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of San Elizario
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Santa Teresa have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Santa Teresa
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Santa Teresa<3>
    • Anthony [Dona Ana County]
    • Berino [Dona Ana County]

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

Newspapers Published in San Elizario ...

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 79 newspapers that have been published in the area around San Elizario.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of San Elizario, there are papers which were published within 18 miles [29 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for San Elizario.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin 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 San Elizario:

  • 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 San Elizario ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of San Elizario.

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

  • San Lorenzo Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the San Lorenzo Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the San Lorenzo Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on San Lorenzo Cemetery
  • Mt. Carmel Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Carmel Cemetery
    • Mt. Carmel Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of San Elizario.
    • Mt. Carmel Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Our Lady of Mt. Carmel
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Carmel Cemetery
  • Evergreen Cemetery East
  • Concordia Cemetery
  • Evergreen Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Evergreen Cemetery
    • Evergreen Cemetery lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of San Elizario.
    • Evergreen Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Evergreen Alameda Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Evergreen Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #3479<4>
  • Temple Mount Sinai Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Ft. Bliss National Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ft. Bliss National Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ft. Bliss National Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Ft. Bliss National Cemetery lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of San Elizario.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ft. Bliss National Cemetery
    • Rest Lawn Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Rest Lawn Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Rest Lawn Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Rest Lawn Cemetery lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of San Elizario.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rest Lawn Cemetery
    • Restlawn Memorial Park
    • Canutillo Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Canutillo Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Canutillo Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Canutillo Cemetery lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of San Elizario.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canutillo 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.<5>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that San Elizario had a population of 1,397 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2020, San Elizario had a population of 9,062 people.

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

  • San Elizario [El Paso County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for San Elizario
    • San Elizario [El Paso County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of San Elizario
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,397 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, San Elizario had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for San Elizario have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on San Elizario
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for San Elizario<3>
  • Clint [El Paso County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clint
    • Clint [El Paso County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of San Elizario
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,115 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Clint had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clint have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clint
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clint<3>
  • Belen [El Paso County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belen
    • Belen [El Paso County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of San Elizario
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Belen had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belen
  • Ysleta [El Paso County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ysleta
    • Ysleta [El Paso County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of San Elizario
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,562 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Ysleta had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ysleta have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ysleta
  • Fabens [El Paso County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fabens
    • Fabens [El Paso County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of San Elizario
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Fabens had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fabens
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fabens<3>
  • Alfalfa [El Paso County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alfalfa
    • Alfalfa [El Paso County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of San Elizario
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Alfalfa had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alfalfa have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alfalfa
  • Continue List ...
    • El Paso [El Paso County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for El Paso
      • El Paso [El Paso County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northwest of San Elizario
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 10,338 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 681,534 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, El Paso had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on El Paso
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for El Paso<3>
    • Courchesne [El Paso County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Courchesne
      • Courchesne [El Paso County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northwest of San Elizario
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Courchesne had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Courchesne have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Courchesne
    • Montoya [El Paso County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montoya
      • Montoya [El Paso County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northwest of San Elizario
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Montoya had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Montoya have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montoya
    • Canutillo [El Paso County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canutillo
      • Canutillo [El Paso County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of San Elizario
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Canutillo had railroad service and no post office
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canutillo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Canutillo<3>

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

Mentions & References for San Elizario

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Texas

About El Paso County

About Texas

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

The official website for El Paso County: www.epcounty.com/

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

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 from Point A (ie- San Elizario) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for San Elizario. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from San ElizarioOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in San Elizario. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.5851, Longitude: -106.2728       In this case, the coordinates for San Elizario have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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>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.
<5>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 San Elizario, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.




 

 

 

 

 


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