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Our Genealogy Helper for Solis Landing ...

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 Solis Landing (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 Solis Landing. 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 Solis Landing ...

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 Solis Landing.

  • Typical abbreviation for Solis Landing: Solis Lndg. (or less commonly used: Solis Lndng.)

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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Solis Landing is located in Brewster County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Brewster County: Jeff Davis, Pecos, Presidio & Terrell.

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

  DirDistance
Brewster     (The home county for Solis Landing)
  Hot Springs - Historic   [Map]     NE   11 miles [17.7 km]<1>
  Rio Grande Village   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Boquillas Crossing   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Castolon - Historic   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Study Butte-Terlingua   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Terlingua   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]

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

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 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 Solis Landing:

These websites are specific to Texas:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Website for the //www.tsl.texas.gov/

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 Brewster County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Cemetery Information and Directories for Texas:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Texas,
Cemeteries of Brewster County
 
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Texas
 
FamilySearch.org:   Cemetery Wiki for Texas
 
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page
 
Internment.net:   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 Solis Landing ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Solis Landing.

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

Distance &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NNW Glenn Springs Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
 
      Within 14 miles [22.5 km]  
  N Rice Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 22 miles [35.4 km]  
  N Nina Marie Seawell Hannold Gravesite   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 27 miles [43.5 km]  
  WNW Coyote Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 31 miles [49.9 km]  
  NW Study Butte Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 36 miles [57.9 km]  
  WNW Terlingua Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Texas

About Brewster County

About Texas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Texas: https://texas.gov/

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Solis Landing. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 29.0444, Longitude: -103.1054     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Solis Landing 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: findagrave.com.

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