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Our Genealogy Helper for Southwood Place ...

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 Southwood Place (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 Southwood Place. 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 Southwood Place ...

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 Southwood Place.

  • Typical abbreviation for Southwood Place: Southwood Pl. (or less commonly used: Southwood Plc.)

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 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.

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

Harris     (The home county for Southwood Place)
  Cambridge Village   [Map]     E   2 miles [3.2 km]<1>
  Post Oak Village   [Map]     SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Bellaire   [Map]     NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Southside Place   [Map]     NE   5 miles [8 km]
  Brays Village East   [Map]     NW   5 miles [8 km]
  Canterbury Village   [Map]     E   6 miles [9.7 km]
  West University Place   [Map]     NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Piney Point Village   [Map]     N   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Alief   [Map]     NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Catalina Village   [Map]     NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Bunker Hill Village   [Map]     N   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Hunters Creek Village   [Map]     N   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Ashford Village   [Map]     NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Brazos Country   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Wallis   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Frydek   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  San Felipe   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Sealy   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Brookside Village   [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Fairway Village   [Map]     SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Pearland   [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  West Oaks Village   [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Iowa Colony   [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Manvel   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Westwood Village   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Woodcreek   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Sandy Point   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Lochridge   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Rosharon   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Alvin   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Bonney   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Beach City   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Mont Belvieu   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Fort Bend
  Missouri City Estates   [Map]     W   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Stafford   [Map]     W   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Fifth Street   [Map]     SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Meadows Place   [Map]     W   5 miles [8 km]
  Meadows   [Map]     W   5 miles [8 km]
  Missouri City   [Map]     S   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Dewalt   [Map]     SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Sugar Land   [Map]     SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Town West   [Map]     W   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Trammels   [Map]     S   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Fresno   [Map]     SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  First Colony   [Map]     SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Mission Bend   [Map]     W   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Carmel Village   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Friendswood   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Quaker Village   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Parkwood Village   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  League City   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  South Shore Village   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Clear Lake Shores   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Dickinson   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Kemah   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Santa Fe   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Bacliff   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  San Leon   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  La Marque   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Pledger   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Oak Ridge North   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  The Woodlands   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Porter   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Chateau Woods   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Stagecoach   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Pinehurst   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Porter Heights   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Shenandoah   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Woodloch   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  New Caney   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Brookshire   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Pattison   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Waller   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  East Bernard   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Newgulf   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Boling   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Hungerford   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Nottawa   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Newspapers Published in Southwood Place ...

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 Southwood Place.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Southwood Place, there are papers which were published within 7 miles [11.3 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Southwood Place.

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 Southwood Place:

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



Matagorda 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 Southwood Place ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Southwood Place.

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 Southwood Place covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNW Emanuel Memorial Park   [Map]     
  NW Riceville Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Cementerio San Isidro Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Dewalt Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  ESE Beth Jacob Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  WNW Alief Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSE Arcola - Fresno Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NE Adath Yeshurun Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE College Memorial Park   [Map]     
  NNE Beth El Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Woodlawn Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Forest Park - Westheimer Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  ESE Houston Memorial Gardens   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Houston Memorial Garden   [Map]     
  ESE Paradise South Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Paradise South Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Dagg Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Glenwood Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Washington Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Magnolia Cemetery   [Map]     
  W New Home 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 Southwood Place in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Southwood Place.

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

Stafford   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Southwood Place
 - 1895 population of 57 people (with 18,312 people in 2018)
 - Stafford had a post office and railroad service
Jeanetta   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Southwood Place
 - Jeanetta had railroad service and no post office
Pierce Junction   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Southwood Place
 - Pierce Junction had railroad service and no post office
Sugar Land   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Southwood Place
 - Sugar Land had a post office and no railroad service
Piney Point Village   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Southwood Place
 - Piney Point Village had railroad service and no post office
Duke   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Southwood Place
 - 1895 population of 106 people
 - Duke had a post office and railroad service
Arcola   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Southwood Place
 - Arcola had railroad service and no post office
Arcola Junction   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Southwood Place
 - Arcola Junction had railroad service and no post office
Houston   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Southwood Place
 - 1895 population of 27,557 people (with 2,325,502 people in 2018)
 - Houston 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 Southwood Place. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Southwood Place in the 1890's.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Harris County:

The official website for State of Texas:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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- Southwood Place) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Southwood Place. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 29.6468, Longitude: -95.5030     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Southwood Place 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 Southwood Place, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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