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Our Genealogy Helper for Southdown Village ...

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 Southdown Village (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 Southdown Village. 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 Southdown Village ...

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 Southdown Village.

  • Typical abbreviation for Southdown Village: Southdown Vlg. (in Canada, 'Vlge.' is the more common abbreviation.)

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 doctors and hospitals 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.

Southdown Village 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 Southdown Village. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Southdown Village:

Harris     (The home county for Southdown Village)
  Middlegate Village   [Map]     NE   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Somerall   [Map]     SW   Less than 2 miles
  Northmead Village   [Map]     NE   Less than 2 miles
  Copperfield Southcreek Village   [Map]     SW   Less than 2 miles
  Bear Creek Village   [Map]     S   3 miles [4.8 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]
  Jersey Village   [Map]     E   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Westfield Village   [Map]     SW   5 miles [8 km]
  Settlers Village   [Map]     W   5 miles [8 km]
  Brazos Country   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Frydek   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  San Felipe   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Wallis   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 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]
  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]
  Westwood Village   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Iowa Colony   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Manvel   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Woodcreek   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Sandy Point   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Lochridge   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Rosharon   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
Fort Bend
  Clodine   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Cinco Ranch   [Map]     SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Pin Oak Village   [Map]     SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Mission Bend   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
  West Oaks Village   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 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   19 miles [30.6 km]
  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]
  Todd Mission   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Plantersville   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Plum Grove   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Stagecoach   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Pinehurst   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  The Woodlands   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Magnolia   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Oak Ridge North   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Chateau Woods   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Shenandoah   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Woodloch   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Porter Heights   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Porter   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Conroe   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Grangerland   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Brookshire   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Waller   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Pattison   [Map]     W   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]
  Graball - Historic   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Chappell Hill   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  East Bernard   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Nottawa   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we 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 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 Southdown Village:

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 Harris County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Austin County:     Cyndi's



Brazoria County:     Cyndi's



Fort Bend County:     Cyndi's



Galveston County:     Cyndi's



Grimes County:     Cyndi's



Liberty County:     Cyndi's



Montgomery County:     Cyndi's



Waller County:     Cyndi's



Washington County:     Cyndi's



Wharton County:     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Texas:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Texas,
Cemeteries of Harris County
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Texas   Cemetery Wiki for Texas
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page   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 Southdown Village ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Southdown Village.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  N Knigge Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Muller Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  S Bear Creek Methodist Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NNE Dowdell Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NE Perry Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Roeder Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSE Memorial Oaks Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N Meyer Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Fritsche Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Baker Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Zahn Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW St. John Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSE Forest Park - Westheimer Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  

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 Southdown Village in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Southdown Village.

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

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Southdown Village. 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 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Southdown Village) to Point B.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Southdown Village. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 29.8911, Longitude: -95.6500     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Southdown Village 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:

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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 Southdown Village, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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