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Our Genealogy Helper for South Jonestown Hills ...

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 Jonestown Hills (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 Jonestown Hills. 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 Jonestown Hills ...

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 Jonestown Hills.

  • Typical abbreviation for South Jonestown Hills: S. Jonestown Hills

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 southeast 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 south.

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 south 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 Jonestown Hills is located in Travis County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Travis County: Bastrop, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Hays & Williamson.

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

Travis     (The home county for South Jonestown Hills)
  Jonestown   [Map]     NE   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Volente   [Map]     SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Nameless - Historic   [Map]     N   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Hudson Bend   [Map]     S   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Lago Vista   [Map]     W   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Buffalo Gap   [Map]     S   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Briarcliff   [Map]     SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Point Venture   [Map]     SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  The Hills   [Map]     S   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Lakeway   [Map]     S   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Bee Cave   [Map]     S   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Barton Creek   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Elgin   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Wyldwood   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Cedar Creek   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Ding Dong   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Maxdale - Historic   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Bartlett   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Cypress Mill   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Round Mountain   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Johnson City   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Sandy   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Blanco   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Hye   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Spicewood   [Map]     W   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Oatmeal   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Bertram   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Mormon Mill - Historic   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Marble Falls   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Meadowlakes   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Cottonwood Shores   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Burnet   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Granite Shoals   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Highland Haven   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Briggs   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Silver Creek Village   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Mendoza   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Lytton Springs   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Fischer   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Fitzhugh   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Bear Creek   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Dripping Springs   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Driftwood   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Hays   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Henly   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Mount Gainor   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Buda   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Hays City   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Mountain City   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Goforth   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Kyle   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Horseshoe Bay   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Sunrise Beach Village   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Kingsland   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Buchanan Dam   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Click - Historic   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Bluffton   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Buchanan Lake Village   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Anderson Mill   [Map]     E   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Cedar Park   [Map]     NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Leander   [Map]     NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Jollyville   [Map]     E   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Brushy Creek   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Liberty Hill   [Map]     N   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Round Rock   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Georgetown   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Serenada   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Sun City   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Andice   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Hutto   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]

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

Newspapers Published in South Jonestown Hills ...

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 304 newspapers that have been published in the area around South Jonestown Hills.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of South Jonestown Hills, there are papers which were published within 30 miles [48.3 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for South Jonestown Hills.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 Jonestown Hills:

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 Travis County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Bastrop County:     Cyndi's



Bell County:     Cyndi's



Blanco County:     Cyndi's



Burnet County:     Cyndi's



Caldwell County:     Cyndi's



Comal County:     Cyndi's



Hays County:     Cyndi's



Llano County:     Cyndi's



Williamson County:     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Texas:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Texas,
Cemeteries of Travis County
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Texas   Cemetery Wiki for Texas
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page   Cemeteries for Texas, for Travis 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 South Jonestown Hills ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of South Jonestown Hills.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  N Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Simpson Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  S Teck Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bonnet Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WNW Hensel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Darter Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Post Oak Bend Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  E Pond Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bagdad Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  ESE Jollyville Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Rhodes Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Huddleston Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Haynie Flat Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSE McNeil Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Preece Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Miller 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.<2>

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

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

Volente   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) from South Jonestown Hills
 - Volente had a post office and no railroad service
Cedar Park   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from South Jonestown Hills
 - Cedar Park had railroad service and no post office
Leander   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from South Jonestown Hills
 - 1895 population of 329 people (with 56,111 people in 2018)
 - Leander had a post office and railroad service
McNeil   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East (E) from South Jonestown Hills
 - McNeil had a post office and railroad service
Liberty Hill   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North (N) from South Jonestown Hills
 - 1895 population of 309 people (with 2,433 people in 2018)
 - Liberty Hill had a post office and railroad service
Smithwick   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from South Jonestown Hills
 - 1895 population of 79 people
 - Smithwick had a post office and no railroad service
Old Round Rock - Historic   [Map]
 - While Old Round Rock was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East (E) from South Jonestown Hills
 - 1895 population of 385 people
 - Old Round Rock had a post office and railroad service
Oak Hill   [Map]
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from South Jonestown Hills
 - 1895 population of 116 people
 - Oak Hill 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 Jonestown Hills. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring South Jonestown Hills in the 1890's.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for South Jonestown Hills. 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 '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- South Jonestown Hills) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in South Jonestown Hills. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.4696, Longitude: -97.9381     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for South Jonestown Hills have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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 Jonestown Hills, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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