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Our Genealogy Helper for Southwest Manor ...

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 Southwest Manor (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 Southwest Manor. 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 Southwest Manor ...

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 Southwest Manor.

  • Typical abbreviation for Southwest Manor: SW. Manor

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.

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

Harris     (The home county for Southwest Manor)
  Cambridge Village   [Map]     N   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Post Oak Village   [Map]     S   Less than 2 miles
  Canterbury Village   [Map]     E   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Bellaire   [Map]     N   5 miles [8 km]
  Southside Place   [Map]     N   5 miles [8 km]
  West University Place   [Map]     N   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Brays Village East   [Map]     NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Piney Point Village   [Map]     N   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Alief   [Map]     NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Hunters Creek Village   [Map]     N   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Houston   [Map]     NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Bunker Hill Village   [Map]     NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Catalina Village   [Map]     NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Brazos Country   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Wallis   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Frydek   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  San Felipe   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Brookside Village   [Map]     E   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Fairway Village   [Map]     SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Pearland   [Map]     SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  West Oaks Village   [Map]     SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Manvel   [Map]     SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Westwood Village   [Map]     SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Iowa Colony   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Woodcreek   [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Sandy Point   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Lochridge   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Rosharon   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Alvin   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Hillcrest   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Beach City   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Mont Belvieu   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Cove   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Fort Bend
  Fifth Street   [Map]     W   5 miles [8 km]
  Missouri City Estates   [Map]     W   5 miles [8 km]
  Fresno   [Map]     S   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Missouri City   [Map]     SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Stafford   [Map]     W   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Dewalt   [Map]     SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Meadows Place   [Map]     W   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Meadows   [Map]     W   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Arcola   [Map]     S   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Trammels   [Map]     SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  First Colony   [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Hawdon   [Map]     S   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Sienna Plantation   [Map]     S   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Carmel Village   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Friendswood   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Quaker Village   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Parkwood Village   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  League City   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  South Shore Village   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Clear Lake Shores   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Dickinson   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Kemah   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Santa Fe   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Bacliff   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  San Leon   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  La Marque   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Porter   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Oak Ridge North   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Chateau Woods   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Porter Heights   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  The Woodlands   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Shenandoah   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Stagecoach   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  New Caney   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Pinehurst   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Woodloch   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Brookshire   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Pattison   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Waller   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Newgulf   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  East Bernard   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Boling   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Hungerford   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Newspapers Published in Southwest Manor ...

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 3 newspapers that have been published in the area around Southwest Manor.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Southwest Manor, there are papers which were published within 9 miles [14.5 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Southwest Manor.

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 offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - you should note 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 Southwest Manor:

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



Chambers County:     Cyndi's



Fort Bend County:     Cyndi's



Galveston County:     Cyndi's



Montgomery County:     Cyndi's



Waller 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 Southwest Manor ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Southwest Manor.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  ESE Beth Jacob Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Emanuel Memorial Park   [Map]     
  WNW Riceville Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Dewalt Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Arcola - Fresno Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Houston Memorial Gardens   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Houston Memorial Garden   [Map]     
  ESE Paradise South Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Paradise South Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Dagg Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  W Cementerio San Isidro Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NNE Magnolia Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Adath Yeshurun Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE College Memorial Park   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  ESE Old Settlers Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Garden of Angels Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Resurrection Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE South Park Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Glenwood Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Washington Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Olivewood Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Beth El Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Alief 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 Southwest Manor in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Southwest Manor.

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

Pierce Junction   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Southwest Manor
 - Pierce Junction had railroad service and no post office
Stafford   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Southwest Manor
 - 1895 population of 57 people (with 18,312 people in 2018)
 - Stafford had a post office and railroad service
Jeanetta   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Southwest Manor
 - Jeanetta had railroad service and no post office
Duke   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Southwest Manor
 - 1895 population of 106 people
 - Duke had a post office and railroad service
Arcola   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Southwest Manor
 - Arcola had railroad service and no post office
Arcola Junction   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Southwest Manor
 - Arcola Junction had railroad service and no post office
Piney Point Village   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Southwest Manor
 - Piney Point Village had railroad service and no post office
Sugar Land   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) from Southwest Manor
 - Sugar Land 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 Southwest Manor. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Southwest Manor in the 1890's.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Southwest Manor. 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' (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- Southwest Manor) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Southwest Manor. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 29.6291, Longitude: -95.4594     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Southwest Manor have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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:
<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 Southwest Manor, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






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