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Our Genealogy Helper for Southland Acres ...

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 Southland Acres (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 Southland Acres. 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.

Southland Acres is located in Tarrant County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Tarrant County: Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Johnson, Parker & Wise.

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

Tarrant     (The home county for Southland Acres)
  Arlington   [Map]     N   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Dalworthington Gardens   [Map]     NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
  University Park Village   [Map]     N   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Pantego   [Map]     NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Kennedale   [Map]     W   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Mansfield   [Map]     S   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Forest Hill   [Map]     W   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Rendon   [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Retta   [Map]     SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Everman   [Map]     W   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Bedford   [Map]     N   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Euless   [Map]     N   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Hurst   [Map]     N   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Plano   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Frisco   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Murphy   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Parker   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Allen   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Cross Roads   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Grand Prairie   [Map]     E   5 miles [8 km]
  Cedar Hill   [Map]     SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Duncanville   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Sowers - Historic   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Cockrell Hill   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Shamrock   [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
  DeSoto   [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Jim Town - Historic   [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Jimtown Junction - Historic   [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Oak Cliff   [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Irving   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Glenn Heights   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Lisbon - Historic   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Trophy Club   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Flower Mound   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Marshall Creek   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Roanoke   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Elizabethtown   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Double Oak   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Lewisville   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Bartonville   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Highland Village   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Hebron   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Copper Canyon   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Corral City   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Northlake   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Britton   [Map]     S   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Midlothian   [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Ovilla   [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Oak Leaf   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  Red Oak   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Pecan Hill   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Waxahachie   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Maypearl   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Auburn   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Ferris   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Boz   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Ike   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Palmer   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Covington   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Itasca   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Carl's Corner   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Lovelace   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Blum   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Cresson   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Acton   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  DeCordova   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Pecan Plantation   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Brazos Bend   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Lillian   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Venus   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Briaroaks   [Map]     SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Burleson   [Map]     SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Cross Timber   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Alvarado   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Joshua   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Keene   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Coyote Flats   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Cleburne   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Grandview   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Godley   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Parker   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Combine   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Crandall   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Forney   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Aledo   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Sanctuary   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Annetta   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Willow Park   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Reno   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Annetta North   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Annetta South   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Hudson Oaks   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Dicey   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Weatherford   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Springtown   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Carter   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Heath   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Newark   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Rhome   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Briar   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Aurora   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  New Fairview   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Bluett   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Boyd   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Newspapers Published in Southland Acres ...

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 237 newspapers that have been published in the area around Southland Acres.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Southland Acres, there are papers which were published within 25 miles [40.2 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Southland Acres.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 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 Southland Acres:

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 Tarrant County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Collin County:     Cyndi's



Comanche County:     Cyndi's



Dallas County:     Cyndi's



Denton County:     Cyndi's



Ellis County:     Cyndi's



Hill County:     Cyndi's



Hood County:     Cyndi's



Johnson County:     Cyndi's



Kaufman County:     Cyndi's



Parker County:     Cyndi's



Rockwall County:     Cyndi's



Wise County:     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Texas:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Texas,
Cemeteries of Tarrant County
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Texas   Cemetery Wiki for Texas
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page   Cemeteries for Texas, for Tarrant 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 Southland Acres ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Southland Acres.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNE Parkdale Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Tate Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  W Hawkins Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Cedar Hill Memorial Park   [Map]     
  N Moore Memorial Gardens   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Hudson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Grimsley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Cope Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Estes Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Estes Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Harrison Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE West Fork Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Gibbons Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Rose Hill Park Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Shannon Rose Hill Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Handley Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Handley Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Tomlin Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSE Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Southland Cemetery (Old)   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Southland Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Skyvue Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  NNE Ford Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW White Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Ray - Manship Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Everman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Walnut Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Fugitt Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Colloway Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  NNW Arwine Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Pleasant Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Dallas - Ft. Worth National Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Parker Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bowles 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 Southland Acres in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Southland Acres.

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

Arlington   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North Northwest (NNW) from Southland Acres
 - 1895 population of 664 people (with 398,112 people in 2018)
 - Arlington had a post office and railroad service
Johnsons Station   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North Northwest (NNW) from Southland Acres
 - 1895 population of 127 people
 - Johnsons Station had a post office and no railroad service
Grand Prairie   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Southland Acres
 - 1895 population of 123 people (with 194,614 people in 2018)
 - Grand Prairie had a post office and railroad service
Kennedale   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Southland Acres
 - Kennedale had a post office and railroad service
Mansfield   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Southland Acres
 - 1895 population of 418 people (with 70,981 people in 2018)
 - Mansfield had a post office and railroad service
Ederville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Southland Acres
 - Ederville had a post office and no railroad service
Handley   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Southland Acres
 - 1895 population of 156 people
 - Handley had a post office and railroad service
Rendon   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Southland Acres
 - Rendon 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 Southland Acres. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Southland Acres in the 1890's.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Texas

About Tarrant County

About Texas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Tarrant County:

The official website for State of Texas:

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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Southland Acres) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Southland Acres. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.6754, Longitude: -97.1164     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Southland Acres 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 Southland Acres, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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