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Smith Place, Texas

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The purpose of this page is to identify those communities that are closest to Smith Place, on a County-by-County basis. To explain further, let's use the example from the Genealogy Helper Page for Smith Place:

We have great-grandparents who lived in a small community in the southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

When doing our research, we make it a practice to expand our search by looking in neighboring counties in addition to 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 checked the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Smith Place and not the distance if you drove.<1>

If you're researching your genealogy, we hope that the following following information helps.

Smith Place is located in Pecos County.

The following 6 counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Pecos County: Brewster, Crane, Jeff Davis, Reeves, Terrell & Ward.

Our Gazetteer shows that there are 42 communities within 40 miles [64.4 km] of Smith Place. Of these communities, 34 are located in counties other than Pecos County.

We usually exclude communities when we still need to verify their location,<2> but for the purpose of this page, we have included the unverified ('unver') and historic ('hist') communities.

After starting with the home county for Smith Place (which is Pecos County), we list the counties in alphabetical order and for each of those counties, the closest communities are listed in order of their distance from Smith Place. For the following list, only those counties that contain communities within 40 miles [64.4 km] are displayed.

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Brewster County  
Jeff Davis County  
Reeves County  

Pecos County     (The county where Smith Place resides)
County Website:
County Seat for Pecos:   Fort Stockton
Genealogy Websites:
State of Texas       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pecos County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chancellor (Unver)     [Map]     SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Belding (Unver)     [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Fort Stockton     [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Bodieville (Unver)     [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Little Mexico (Unver)     [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Guild (Unver)     [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Coyanosa     [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
Baldridge (Unver)     [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]

Brewster County
County Seat for Brewster:   Alpine
Genealogy Websites:
State of Texas       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Brewster County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hovey (Hist)     [Map]     SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Old Oscar Nance Place (Unver)     [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
Old Parker Place (Unver)     [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
Beatty Place (Unver)     [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
Edwards Place (Unver)     [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Youngblood Place (Unver)     [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
Titley (Unver)     [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Altuda (Unver)     [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Ansley Place (Unver)     [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
Mitchell Place (Unver)     [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
Old Beekley Place (Unver)     [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
Bennett Place (Hist)     [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
Causey Place (Unver)     [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
Fourmile Crossing (Unver)     [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
Lenox (Unver)     [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
Matthews Place (Unver)     [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
Shoemaker Place (Unver)     [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
Walker Place (Unver)     [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
Kriebaum Place (Unver)     [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
Marathon     [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
Warwick (Unver)     [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
Alpine     [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
McFarland Place (Unver)     [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]

Jeff Davis County
County Seat for Jeff Davis:   Fort Davis
Genealogy Websites:
State of Texas       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jeff Davis County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Saltlick Mill (Unver)     [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
Corner Windmill (Unver)     [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
Old Place Windmill (Unver)     [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]

Reeves County
County Seat for Reeves:   Pecos
Genealogy Websites:
State of Texas       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Reeves County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cuatro Caminos (Unver)     [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
Saragosa     [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Verhalen     [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Balmorhea     [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Collier (Unver)     [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Pueblo Vitoria (Unver)     [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Toyahvale     [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
Hoban (Unver)     [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting from Smith Place. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Smith Place) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Smith Place. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.7554, Longitude: -103.2082     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Smith Place have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>Our data comes from many sources and some sources are more dependable than others. When we add communities to our Gazetteer, we try to verify that we have the correct location for the community. We mark a community as 'Unverified' when we aren't confident about our data and want to do further checking.

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 larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now.

Since our Gazetteer contains over 100,000 communities, verifying everything is going to take time. If you find an error or can help us to improve our accuracy, please let us know.

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