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Our Genealogy Helper for Smithwick ...

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 Smithwick (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 Smithwick. 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.

Smithwick is located in Burnet County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Burnet County: Bell, Blanco, Lampasas, Llano, San Saba, Travis & Williamson.

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

Burnet     (The home county for Smithwick)
  Spicewood   [Map]     S   5 miles [8 km]<1>
  Mormon Mill - Historic   [Map]     NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Marble Falls   [Map]     W   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Meadowlakes   [Map]     W   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Oatmeal   [Map]     N   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Cottonwood Shores   [Map]     W   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Bertram   [Map]     N   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Burnet   [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Granite Shoals   [Map]     W   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Highland Haven   [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Silver Creek Village   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Briggs   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Maxdale - Historic   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Ding Dong   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Cypress Mill   [Map]     SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Round Mountain   [Map]     SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Sandy   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Johnson City   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Hye   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Blanco   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Flugrath - Historic   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Fischer   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Copperas Cove   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Willow City   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Eckert   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Albert   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Stonewall   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Fitzhugh   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Henly   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Dripping Springs   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Mount Gainor   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Bear Creek   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Driftwood   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Hays   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Hays City   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Woodcreek   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Pleasant Valley Crossing   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Wimberley   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Buda   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Lampasas   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Sparks Crossing - Historic   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Kempner   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Nix   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Horseshoe Bay   [Map]     W   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Sunrise Beach Village   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Kingsland   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Buchanan Dam   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Click - Historic   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Buchanan Lake Village   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Bluffton   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Tow   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Llano   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Baby Head - Historic   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Lago Vista   [Map]     SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Briarcliff   [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Nameless - Historic   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Jonestown   [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Point Venture   [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Buffalo Gap   [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Hudson Bend   [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Volente   [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  The Hills   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Lakeway   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Bee Cave   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Barton Creek   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Liberty Hill   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Leander   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Cedar Park   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Anderson Mill   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Jollyville   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Andice   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Brushy Creek   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Georgetown   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Sun City   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Round Rock   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Serenada   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Florence   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]

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

Newspapers Published in Smithwick ...

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 292 newspapers that have been published in the area around Smithwick.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Smithwick, there are papers which were published within 35 miles [56.3 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Smithwick.

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 Smithwick:

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 Burnet County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Bell County:     Cyndi's



Blanco County:     Cyndi's



Comal County:     Cyndi's



Coryell County:     Cyndi's



Gillespie County:     Cyndi's



Hays County:     Cyndi's



Lampasas County:     Cyndi's



Llano County:     Cyndi's



Travis County:     Cyndi's



Williamson County:     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Texas:

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

Cemeteries Near Smithwick ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Smithwick.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNE Smithwick Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Lewis Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WNW Richland Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Holloway Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pangle Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Burnam Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Rockvale Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pleasant Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Richter Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Fowler Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hensel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSE Haynie Flat Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Post Oak Bend Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mormon Mill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WNW Konvicka Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NNW Norred Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Fall Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S Ross Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Fox 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Smithwick had a population of 79 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Marble Falls   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Smithwick
 - 1895 population of 587 people (with 6,932 people in 2018)
 - Marble Falls had a post office and railroad service
Shovel Mountain   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Smithwick
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Shovel Mountain had a post office and no railroad service
Sudduth   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Smithwick
 - Sudduth had railroad service and no post office
Fairland   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Smithwick
 - Fairland had a post office and railroad service
Cypress Mill   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Smithwick
 - 1895 population of 138 people
 - Cypress Mill had a post office and no railroad service
Bertram   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Smithwick
 - 1895 population of 285 people (with 1,460 people in 2018)
 - Bertram had a post office and railroad service
Burnet   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Smithwick
 - 1895 population of 1,454 people (with 6,397 people in 2018)
 - Burnet had a post office and railroad service
Liberty Hill   [Map]
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Smithwick
 - 1895 population of 309 people (with 2,433 people in 2018)
 - Liberty Hill 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 Smithwick. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Smithwick in the 1890's.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Smithwick ...

While our initial data about Smithwick came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Smithwick in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Smithwick.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide

Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Notes for Smithwick:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Smithwick. See our Misc Page for Smithwick for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Texas

About Burnet County

About Texas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Smithwick. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.5607, Longitude: -98.1450     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Smithwick 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 Smithwick, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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