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Our Genealogy Helper for Smith Hill ...

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 Smith Hill (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 Smith Hill. 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 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 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.

Smith Hill is located in Bowie County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Bowie County: Little River (AR), Miller (AR), McCurtain (OK), Cass, Morris & Red River.

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

Bowie     (The home county for Smith Hill)
  Redbank   [Map]     SE   2 miles [3.2 km]<1>
  Hooks   [Map]     S   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Leary   [Map]     SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Victory City   [Map]     SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Red Lick   [Map]     SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  New Boston   [Map]     SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Nash   [Map]     SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Redwater   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Wake Village   [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Maud   [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Texarkana   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Simms   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Domino   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Douglassville   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Queen City   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Marietta   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Atlanta   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Bloomburg   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Bivins   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Linden   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Huffins   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Naples   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Omaha   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Red River
  Avery   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Annona   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Cookville   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Hempstead (AR)
  McNab (AR)   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Fulton (AR)   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Columbus (AR)   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Washington (AR)   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Ozan (AR)   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Oakhaven (AR)   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Howard (AR)
  Saratoga (AR)   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Tollette (AR)   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Mineral Springs (AR)   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Nashville (AR)   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Center Point (AR)   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Little River (AR)
  Ashdown (AR)   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Foreman (AR)   [Map]     NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Ogden (AR)   [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Alleene (AR)   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Wilton (AR)   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Winthrop (AR)   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Yarborough Landing (AR)   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Miller (AR)
  Texarkana (AR)   [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Rondo (AR)   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Genoa (AR)   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Fouke (AR)   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Garland (AR)   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Doddridge (AR)   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Capps City (AR)   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Sevier (AR)
  Ben Lomond (AR)   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Paraloma (AR)   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Horatio (AR)   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Lockesburg (AR)   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Process City (AR)   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  De Queen (AR)   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
McCurtain (OK)
  Haworth (OK)   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Eagletown (OK)   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Idabel (OK)   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Newspapers Published in Smith Hill ...

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 20 newspapers that have been published in the area around Smith Hill.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Smith Hill, there are papers which were published within 27 miles [43.5 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Smith Hill.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to 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 all and free to view - although it should be mentioned that 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 Smith Hill:

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 Bowie County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Cass County:     Cyndi's



Morris County:     Cyndi's



Red River County:     Cyndi's



Titus County:     Cyndi's



Hempstead County (AR):     Cyndi's



Howard County (AR):     Cyndi's



Little River County (AR):     Cyndi's



Miller County (AR):     Cyndi's



Sevier County (AR):     Cyndi's



McCurtain County (OK):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Texas:

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

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 ...

Cemeteries Near Smith Hill ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Smith Hill.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Wilder Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Red Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Hughes Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Spring Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Elliott Plot   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Red Bayou Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SW New Boston Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Tillar Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Reed Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE St. Lukes Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Runnels Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Collon Plot   [Map]     
  SSW Till Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mullins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Red Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Piney Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hemphill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S Rock Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Elliott Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bob Lane Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Clear Lake Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Richmond Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bradshaw Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Rea Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE McAdams Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Carpenter Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Rhodes Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Arden Cemetery   [Map]     

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 Smith Hill in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Smith Hill.

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

Hooks   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Smith Hill
 - Hooks had a post office and no railroad service
Whaley   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Smith Hill
 - Whaley had railroad service and no post office
New Boston   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Smith Hill
 - 1895 population of 382 people (with 4,678 people in 2018)
 - New Boston had a post office and railroad service
Richmond (AR)   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Smith Hill
 - 1895 population of 307 people
 - Richmond had a post office and no railroad service
Boston   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Smith Hill
 - 1895 population of 36 people
 - Boston had a post office and no railroad service
Woodstock   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Smith Hill
 - Woodstock had a post office and no railroad service
Malta   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Smith Hill
 - Malta had railroad service and no post office
Rocky Comfort (AR)   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Smith Hill
 - 1895 population of 234 people
 - Rocky Comfort had a post office and no railroad service
Texarkana   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Smith Hill
 - 1895 population of 6,380 people (with 37,295 people in 2018)
 - Texarkana 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 Smith Hill. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Smith Hill in the 1890's.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Smith Hill. 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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Smith Hill) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Smith Hill. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5401, Longitude: -94.2949     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Smith Hill 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 Smith Hill, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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