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Our Genealogy Helper for South Brice ...

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 South Brice (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 South Brice. 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 South Brice ...

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 South Brice.

  • Typical abbreviation for South Brice: S. Brice

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 and hospitals 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.

South Brice is located in Hall County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Hall County: Briscoe, Childress, Collingsworth, Cottle, Donley & Motley.

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

  DirDistance
Hall     (The home county for South Brice)
  Lakeview   [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]<1>
  Turkey   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Memphis   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Estelline   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
 
Armstrong
  Paloduro   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Goodnight   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Malden   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Wayside   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Claude   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Briscoe
  Quitaque   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Silverton   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Whitney   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
Carson
  Groom   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Childress
  Carey   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Tell   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Childress   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Collingsworth
  Quail   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Wellington   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Cottle
  Cee Vee   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Donley
  Lelia Lake   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Clarendon   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Hedley   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
  Howardwick   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
 
Floyd
  Gray Mule - Historic   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  South Plains   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Gray
  Alanreed   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Motley
  Flomot   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
 
Swisher
  Vigo Park   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]

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

Newspapers Published in South Brice ...

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 50 newspapers that have been published in the area around South Brice.

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

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 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 South Brice:

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 Hall County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Armstrong County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
 
Briscoe County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Carson County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Childress County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Collingsworth County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Cottle County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Donley County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Floyd County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Gray County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Motley County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Swisher County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for Texas:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Texas,
Cemeteries of Hall 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 South Brice ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of South Brice.

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

Distance &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  ESE Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 16 miles [25.7 km]  
  N Citizens Cemetery   [Map]     
  N St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Odd Fellows Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 18 miles [29 km]  
  NE Rowe Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 21 miles [33.8 km]  
  S Dreamland Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 23 miles [37 km]  
  SSW Resthaven Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  ESE Hulver Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 26 miles [41.8 km]  
  WSW Silverton Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Newlin Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 27 miles [43.5 km]  
  ESE Estelline 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 South Brice in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of South Brice.

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

Lakeview   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East (E) from South Brice
 - Lakeview had a post office and no railroad service
 
Clarendon   [Map]
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the North (N) from South Brice
 - 1895 population of 949 people (with 1,797 people in 2018)
 - Clarendon had a post office and railroad service
 
Paloduro   [Map]
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from South Brice
 - Paloduro had a post office and no railroad service
 
Giles   [Map]
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from South Brice
 - Giles had a post office and railroad service
 
Memphis   [Map]
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the East (E) from South Brice
 - 1895 population of 800 people (with 2,058 people in 2018)
 - Memphis had a post office and railroad service
 
Hulver   [Map]
 - Located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from South Brice
 - Hulver had a post office and no railroad service
 
Newlin   [Map]
 - Located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from South Brice
 - Newlin had a post office and railroad service
 
Silverton   [Map]
 - Located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from South Brice
 - Silverton 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 South Brice. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring South Brice in the 1890's.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Texas

About Hall County

About Texas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in South Brice. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6834, Longitude: -100.8957     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for South Brice 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 South Brice, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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