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Silver City, Texas
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Our Genealogy Helper for Silver City ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Silver City (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 Silver City. 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.

It's still very early in our research, but as we gather more information it will be added to this page.

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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Silver City is located in Fannin County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Fannin County: Bryan (OK), Collin, Delta, Grayson, Hunt & Lamar.

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

Fannin     (The home county for Silver City)
  Bug Tussle - Historic   [Map]     E   3 miles [4.8 km]<1>
  Windom   [Map]     N   5 miles [8 km]
  Ladonia   [Map]     SE   5 miles [8 km]
  Gober   [Map]     W   5 miles [8 km]
  Dial   [Map]     E   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Dodd City   [Map]     NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Honey Grove   [Map]     NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Bailey   [Map]     W   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Allens Chapel   [Map]     N   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Allen Point   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Bonham   [Map]     NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Carson   [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Frognot   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Blue Ridge   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Westminster   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Farmersville   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Valdasta   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Anna   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Mantua - Historic   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Josephine   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Melissa   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Princeton   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Copeville   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Nevada   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Pecan Gap   [Map]     E   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Jot-Em-Down   [Map]     SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Ben Franklin   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Needmore   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Klondike   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Cooper   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Enloe   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Lake Creek   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Whitewright   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Bells   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Kentucky Town   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Tom Bean   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Whiterock   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Ida   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Luella   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Van Alstyne   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Howe   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Twin City   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Sherman   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Denison   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Ridgeway   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Cumby   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Tira   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Brashear   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Palestine   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Miller Grove   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Sulphur Springs   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Dike   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Divide   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Sulphur Bluff   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Bonanza   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Wolfe City   [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Aberfoyle   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Yowell   [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Commerce   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Celeste   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Kingston   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Neylandville   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Campbell   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Merit   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Greenville   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Weiland   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Caddo Mills   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Petty   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Roxton   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Brookston   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Toco   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Sumner   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Frog Hop - Historic   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Hopewell   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Biardstown   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Caviness   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Paris   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Taylor Town   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Reno   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Point   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  East Tawakoni   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Royse City   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Bryan (OK)
  Albany (OK)   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Wade (OK)   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Kemp (OK)   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Hendrix (OK)   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Achille (OK)   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Bennington (OK)   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Bokchito (OK)   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Colbert (OK)   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Calera (OK)   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Choctaw (OK)
  Boswell (OK)   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Silver City ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Silver City.

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 click on the [Map] that follows each cemetery's name, a Google map will open showing a satellite view of the area where the cemetery is located. We have tried to place the cemetery in the center of the map, but we're still working on our data and the map might not not be centered properly. If you don't see the cemetery right away, try zooming-in. Usually, but not always, you can see the outline of the cemetery or some of the headstones.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  W Woods Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Oak Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNW Wall Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Willow Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE McFarland Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  ESE Merrill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Wood Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Biggerstaff Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Biggs Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Gober Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Center Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Odd Fellows Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE New Harmony Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Old Rehobeth Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Rehobeth Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Vannoy Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NNW St. Mark Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Dodd City Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  N Lee Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Brecheen Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Kelly Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pace Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bourland Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Lyday Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Broyles Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW County Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Boze Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNW Smyrna Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bledsoe Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Oakwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Shilo Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  N Onstott Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Vaughn Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Westbrook Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Wolfe Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Whittenburg Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  NNW Cross Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Umble Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Vineyard Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Smith Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Silver City ...

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 55 newspapers that have been published in the area around Silver City.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Silver City, there are papers which were published within 22 miles [35.4 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Silver City.

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.<3>

While we didn't find Silver City in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Silver City.

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

Gober   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Silver City
 - Gober had a post office and no railroad service
Ladonia   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Silver City
 - 1895 population of 765 people (with 614 people in 2017)
 - Ladonia had a post office and railroad service
Windom   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Silver City
 - Windom had a post office and railroad service
Dial   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Silver City
 - Dial had a post office and no railroad service
Dodd City   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Silver City
 - 1895 population of 333 people (with 377 people in 2017)
 - Dodd City had a post office and railroad service
Lannius   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Silver City
 - Lannius had a post office and no railroad service
Honey Grove   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Silver City
 - 1895 population of 1,828 people (with 1,678 people in 2017)
 - Honey Grove had a post office and railroad service
Wolfe City   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Silver City
 - 1895 population of 867 people (with 1,442 people in 2017)
 - Wolfe City had a post office and railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Silver City. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Silver City in the 1890's.

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 helpful websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although they might link to other websites which do charge.

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

These websites are specific to Texas:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Website for the //

Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives website for the State of Texas to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Fannin County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Collin County:     Cyndi's



Delta County:     Cyndi's



Grayson County:     Cyndi's



Hopkins County:     Cyndi's



Hunt County:     Cyndi's



Lamar County:     Cyndi's



Rains County:     Cyndi's



Rockwall County:     Cyndi's



Bryan County (OK):     Cyndi's



Choctaw County (OK):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Texas:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Texas,
Cemeteries of Fannin County
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Texas   Cemetery Wiki for Texas
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page   Cemeteries for Texas

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.

Disaster Stories from Texas
Also see Disaster Stories for ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Texas

About Fannin County

About Texas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Texas:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Silver City) 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 Silver City. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Silver City

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Silver City. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4882, Longitude: -95.9994     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Silver City have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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:

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<3>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 Silver City, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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