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Our Genealogy Helper for Soldiers Mound ...

So far, we have found very little information about Soldiers Mound. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Soldiers Mound to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Soldiers Mound, please Contact Us.

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 Soldiers Mound (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 Soldiers Mound. 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 Soldiers Mound ...

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 Soldiers Mound.

  • While the name of this community is Soldiers Mound, be aware that it's the common practice for mapmakers to remove the apostrophe from possessive names. So Soldiers Mound may originally have been Soldier's Mound.
  • Sometimes the trailing 's' might be dropped altogether, in which case Soldiers Mound might be written as Soldier Mound.

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 and doctors 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Soldiers Mound is historic, it would have been located within present day Dickens County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Dickens County: Cottle, Crosby, Floyd, Garza, Kent, King, Motley & Stonewall.

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

Dickens     (The home county for Soldiers Mound)
  Spur   [Map]     S   3 miles [4.8 km]<2>
  Dickens   [Map]     N   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Afton   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  McAdoo   [Map]     NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Narcisso   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Crosbyton   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Mount Blanco - Historic   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Canyon Valley - Historic   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Owens   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Cap Rock   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Ralls   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Savage - Historic   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Cone   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Farmer   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Dougherty   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Verbena - Historic   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Justiceburg   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Post   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Girard   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Jayton   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Clairemont   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Dumont   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Guthrie   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Roaring Springs   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Russellville - Historic   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Matador   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]

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

Newspapers Published in Soldiers Mound ...

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 34 newspapers that have been published in the area around Soldiers Mound.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Soldiers Mound, 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 Soldiers Mound.

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 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 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 Soldiers Mound:

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 Dickens County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Cottle County:     Cyndi's



Crosby County:     Cyndi's



Floyd County:     Cyndi's



Garza County:     Cyndi's



Kent County:     Cyndi's



King County:     Cyndi's



Motley County:     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Texas:

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

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Soldiers Mound.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NW Espuela Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  N Dickens Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 13 miles [20.9 km]  
  N Amity Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 16 miles [25.7 km]  
  N Afton Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 17 miles [27.4 km]  
  NW McAdoo Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 22 miles [35.4 km]  
  SE Jayton Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 23 miles [37 km]  
  WNW Crosbyton Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 24 miles [38.6 km]  
  S Clairemont Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Red Mud Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Spur Memorial 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.

While we didn't find Soldiers Mound in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Soldiers Mound.

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

Jayton   [Map]
 - Located 23 miles [37 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Soldiers Mound
 - Jayton had a post office and no railroad service
Mount Blanco - Historic   [Map]
 - While Mount Blanco was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Soldiers Mound
 - 1895 population of 53 people
 - Mount Blanco 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 Soldiers Mound. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Soldiers Mound in the 1890's.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Dickens County

About Texas

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of Texas:

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Soldiers Mound, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>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 from Point A (ie- Soldiers Mound) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Soldiers Mound. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5226, Longitude: -100.8318     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Soldiers Mound have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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