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Our Genealogy Helper for Somerall ...

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 Somerall (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 Somerall. 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and 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.

Somerall is located in Harris County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Harris County: Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Liberty, Montgomery & Waller.

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

  DirDistance
Harris     (The home county for Somerall)
  Southdown Village   [Map]     NE   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Copperfield Southcreek Village   [Map]     W   Less than 2 miles
  Middlegate Village   [Map]     NE   Less than 2 miles
  Northmead Village   [Map]     NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Bear Creek Village   [Map]     SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Pine Forest Village   [Map]     S   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Concord Bridge   [Map]     SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Deerfield Village   [Map]     SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Highland Village   [Map]     W   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Westfield Village   [Map]     SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Settlers Village   [Map]     W   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Jersey Village   [Map]     E   5 miles [8 km]
  Cypress   [Map]     N   6 miles [9.7 km]
 
Austin
  Brazos Country   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Frydek   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  San Felipe   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Wallis   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Sealy   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Rexville - Historic   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Bellville   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Sempronius - Historic   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Cat Spring   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Brazoria
  Brookside Village   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Fairway Village   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Pearland   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  West Oaks Village   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Iowa Colony   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Westwood Village   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Manvel   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Woodcreek   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Sandy Point   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Lochridge   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Rosharon   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Fort Bend
  Cinco Ranch   [Map]     SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Pin Oak Village   [Map]     SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Clodine   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Mission Bend   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
  West Oaks Village   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Town West   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Meadows Place   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Meadows   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Missouri City Estates   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Pecan Grove   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Stafford   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Fulshear   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
  Sugar Land   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
 
Galveston
  Quaker Village   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Friendswood   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Carmel Village   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Parkwood Village   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Grimes
  Todd Mission   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Plantersville   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
Liberty
  Plum Grove   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Montgomery
  Stagecoach   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Pinehurst   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Oak Ridge North   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  The Woodlands   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Magnolia   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Chateau Woods   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Shenandoah   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Porter Heights   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Woodloch   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Porter   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Conroe   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Grangerland   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  New Caney   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
Waller
  Brookshire   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Pattison   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Waller   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Prairie View   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Pine Island   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Hempstead   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Saint Paul   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
Washington
  Graball - Historic   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Chappell Hill   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Wharton
  East Bernard   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Nottawa   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Lissie   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer 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 Somerall:

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 Harris County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Austin County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Brazoria County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Fort Bend County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Galveston County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Grimes County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Liberty County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Montgomery County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Waller County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Washington County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Wharton County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for Texas:

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

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Somerall.

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

Distance &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  N Muller Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bear Creek Methodist Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NNE Knigge Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NNE Dowdell Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSE Memorial Oaks Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Perry Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Roeder Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N Fritsche Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Meyer Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Baker Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW St. John Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSE Forest Park - Westheimer Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Zahn 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 Somerall in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Somerall.

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

Westfield   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Somerall
 - 1895 population of 48 people
 - Westfield had railroad service and no post office
 
Cypress   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Somerall
 - Cypress had railroad service and no post office
 
Addicks   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Somerall
 - Addicks had a post office and no railroad service
 
Piney Point Village   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Somerall
 - Piney Point Village had railroad service and no post office
 
Clodine   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South (S) from Somerall
 - Clodine had railroad service and no post office
 
Rose Hill   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Somerall
 - 1895 population of 236 people
 - Rose Hill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Jeanetta   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Somerall
 - Jeanetta had railroad service and no post office
 
Hockley   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Somerall
 - 1895 population of 296 people
 - Hockley 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 Somerall. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Somerall in the 1890's.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Texas

About Harris County

About Texas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Harris County: www.co.harris.tx.us/

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

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 drawn from Point A (ie- Somerall) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Somerall. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Somerall

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Somerall. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 29.8835, Longitude: -95.6573     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Somerall 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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<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 Somerall, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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