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Snow Hill, Texas
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Our Genealogy Helper for Snow 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 Snow 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 Snow 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 northwest 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 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.

Snow Hill is located in Collin County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Collin County: Dallas, Denton, Fannin, Grayson, Hunt & Rockwall.

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

Collin     (The home county for Snow Hill)
  Blue Ridge   [Map]     N   3 miles [4.8 km]<1>
  Frognot   [Map]     NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Valdasta   [Map]     NW   5 miles [8 km]
  Farmersville   [Map]     S   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Westminster   [Map]     NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Princeton   [Map]     SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Melissa   [Map]     W   10 miles [16.1 km]
  New Hope   [Map]     W   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Anna   [Map]     NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Lowry Crossing   [Map]     SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Copeville   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Parris   [Map]     W   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Josephine   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Cross Roads   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Sachse   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Rowlett   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Garland   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Richardson   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Buckingham   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Centerville   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Sunnyvale   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Addison   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Carrollton   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Mesquite   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Farmers Branch   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  University Park   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Highland Park   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Jot-Em-Down   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Needmore   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Pecan Gap   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Klondike   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Ben Franklin   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Cooper   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  The Colony   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Hackberry   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Little Elm   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Hebron   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Providence Village   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Aubrey   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Cross Roads   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Lincoln Park   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Pilot Point   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Krugerville   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Lakewood Village   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Oak Point   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Lake Dallas   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Leonard   [Map]     NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Trenton   [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Bailey   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Randolph   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Gober   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Ector   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Savoy   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Bonham   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Ladonia   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Silver City   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Dodd City   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Ravenna   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Bug Tussle - Historic   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Pilot Grove   [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Van Alstyne   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Whitewright   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Kentucky Town   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Tom Bean   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Whiterock   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Howe   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Ida   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Gunter   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Luella   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Bells   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Dorchester   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Sherman   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Cumby   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Palestine   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Ridgeway   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Miller Grove   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Brashear   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Merit   [Map]     SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Celeste   [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Kingston   [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Caddo Mills   [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Jacobia   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Greenville   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  Hendrix   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  Wolfe City   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Aberfoyle   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Neylandville   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Union Valley   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Campbell   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Weiland   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Ables Springs   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Forney   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Lawrence   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Terrell   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Elmo   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Talty   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Petty   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  East Tawakoni   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Point   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Royse City   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Fate   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Mobile City   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Rockwall   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Heath   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  McLendon-Chisholm   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
Bryan (OK)
  Hendrix (OK)   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Kemp (OK)   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Achille (OK)   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Newspapers Published in Snow 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 82 newspapers that have been published in the area around Snow Hill.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Snow Hill, there are papers which were published within 25 miles [40.2 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Snow Hill.

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 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 Snow 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 Collin County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Comanche County:     Cyndi's



Dallas County:     Cyndi's



Delta County:     Cyndi's



Denton County:     Cyndi's



Fannin County:     Cyndi's



Grayson County:     Cyndi's



Hopkins County:     Cyndi's



Hunt County:     Cyndi's



Kaufman County:     Cyndi's



Lamar County:     Cyndi's



Rains County:     Cyndi's



Rockwall County:     Cyndi's



Bryan County (OK):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Texas:

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

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Snow 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 Snow Hill covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Verona Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNW Blue Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Richard Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Van Winkle Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Old Grounds Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Rike Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Chapman Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Housten Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Farmersville Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Tatum Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Twin Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Altoga Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  ESE Merit Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Du Laney Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Stoney Point Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  ENE Lane Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Fuller Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Brinlee Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Princeton Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NE Lee Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Indian Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Desert Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  N West Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bailey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Elm Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Westminster Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Milligan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Backbone Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Prairie Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Browning Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  

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

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

Verona   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West (W) from Snow Hill
 - Verona had a post office and no railroad service
Blue Ridge   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Snow Hill
 - 1895 population of 158 people (with 903 people in 2018)
 - Blue Ridge had a post office and no railroad service
Farmersville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Snow Hill
 - 1895 population of 1,093 people (with 3,473 people in 2018)
 - Farmersville had a post office and railroad service
Merit   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Snow Hill
 - 1895 population of 189 people
 - Merit had a post office and railroad service
Pike   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Snow Hill
 - Pike had a post office and no railroad service
Altoga   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Snow Hill
 - Altoga had a post office and no railroad service
Lane   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Snow Hill
 - Lane had a post office and no railroad service
Princeton   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Snow Hill
 - Princeton 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 Snow Hill. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Snow Hill in the 1890's.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Snow 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Snow Hill) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Snow Hill. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.2559, Longitude: -96.3841     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Snow 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 Snow Hill, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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