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Smyth Crossing, Texas

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Our Genealogy Helper for Smyth Crossing ...

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 Smyth Crossing (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 Smyth Crossing. 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.

Name Variations for Smyth Crossing ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with Smyth Crossing.

  • Typical abbreviation for Smyth Crossing: Smyth Xing.

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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Smyth Crossing is located in Uvalde County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Uvalde County: Bandera, Edwards, Frio, Kinney, Maverick, Medina, Real & Zavala.

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

Uvalde     (The home county for Smyth Crossing)
  Uvalde Estates   [Map]     NE   4 miles [6.4 km]<1>
  Uvalde   [Map]     NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Knippa   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Concan   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Sabinal   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Utopia   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Brundage   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Frio Town - Historic   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Spofford   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Brackettville   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Alamo Village   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  D'Hanis   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Rio Frio   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Camp Wood   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  La Pryor   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Batesville   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Las Colonias   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Crystal City   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Chula Vista-River Spur   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]

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

Newspapers Published in Smyth Crossing ...

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 62 newspapers that have been published in the area around Smyth Crossing.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Smyth Crossing, there are papers which were published within 50 miles [80.5 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Smyth Crossing.

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 websites either 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 Smyth Crossing:

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 Uvalde County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Dimmit County:     Cyndi's



Frio County:     Cyndi's



Kinney County:     Cyndi's



Medina County:     Cyndi's



Real County:     Cyndi's



Zavala County:     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Texas:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Texas,
Cemeteries of Uvalde 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

Cemeteries Near Smyth Crossing ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Smyth Crossing.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NE Pioneer Park Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  E The Ditch Cemetery   [Map]     
  E The Ditch Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 12 miles [19.3 km]  
  S Sunset Hills Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      Within 14 miles [22.5 km]  
  NW Sparks Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 19 miles [30.6 km]  
  SE Edgewood - Woodlawn Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE St. Patrick Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 22 miles [35.4 km]  
  ENE Wish Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 25 miles [40.2 km]  
  NNW Yancy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Davenport Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 27 miles [43.5 km]  
  ENE Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Concan 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 Smyth Crossing in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Smyth Crossing.

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

Uvalde   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Smyth Crossing
 - 1895 population of 1,265 people (with 16,181 people in 2018)
 - Uvalde had a post office and railroad service
Cline   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Smyth Crossing
 - Cline had a post office and railroad service
Batesville   [Map]
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Smyth Crossing
 - Batesville had a post office and no railroad service
Laguna   [Map]
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Smyth Crossing
 - Laguna had a post office and no railroad service
Anacacho   [Map]
 - Located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Smyth Crossing
 - Anacacho had railroad service and no post office
Concan   [Map]
 - Located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Smyth Crossing
 - Concan had a post office and no railroad service
Sabinal   [Map]
 - Located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Smyth Crossing
 - 1895 population of 172 people (with 1,677 people in 2018)
 - Sabinal had a post office and railroad service
Montell   [Map]
 - Located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Smyth Crossing
 - Montell had a post office and no railroad service

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Texas

About Uvalde County

About Texas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Uvalde County:

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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Smyth Crossing) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Smyth Crossing. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 29.1205, Longitude: -99.8873     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Smyth Crossing 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 Smyth Crossing, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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