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Sowers, Texas

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Our Genealogy Helper for Sowers ...

So far, we have found very little information about Sowers. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Sowers to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Sowers, please Contact Us.

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 Sowers (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 Sowers. 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 southeast 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 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Sowers is historic, it would have been located within present day Dallas County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Dallas County: Collin, Denton, Ellis, Kaufman, Rockwall & Tarrant.

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

Dallas     (The home county for Sowers)
  Irving   [Map]     NE   2 miles [3.2 km]<2>
  Cockrell Hill   [Map]     SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Coppell   [Map]     N   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Farmers Branch   [Map]     NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Grand Prairie   [Map]     S   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Oak Cliff   [Map]     SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Jim Town - Historic   [Map]     SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Jimtown Junction - Historic   [Map]     SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Dallas   [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Highland Park   [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
  University Park   [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Addison   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Plano   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Frisco   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Murphy   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Allen   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Parker   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Saint Paul   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Prosper   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Fairview   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Lucas   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Wylie   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  McKinney   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Lavon   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Cross Roads   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Lewisville   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Flower Mound   [Map]     NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Hebron   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Trophy Club   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Double Oak   [Map]     NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Highland Village   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Marshall Creek   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Roanoke   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  The Colony   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Copper Canyon   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Hickory Creek   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Bartonville   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Britton   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Ovilla   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Oak Leaf   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Midlothian   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Red Oak   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Pecan Hill   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Ferris   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Waxahachie   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Ike   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Palmer   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Walnut Springs   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Maypearl   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Lillian   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Venus   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Briaroaks   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Burleson   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Cross Timber   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Alvarado   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Joshua   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Keene   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Coyote Flats   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Grandview   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Cleburne   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Godley   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Forney   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Combine   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Crandall   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Talty   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Lawrence   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Lone Star   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Post Oak Bend City   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Rosser   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Reno   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Sanctuary   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Aledo   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Willow Park   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Annetta   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Annetta North   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Annetta South   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Dicey   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Heath   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Rockwall   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Mobile City   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  McLendon-Chisholm   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Fate   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Royse City   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Minters Chapel - Historic   [Map]     NW   5 miles [8 km]
  Euless   [Map]     W   5 miles [8 km]
  Grapevine   [Map]     NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Bedford   [Map]     W   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Colleyville   [Map]     NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  University Park Village   [Map]     SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Hurst   [Map]     W   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Arlington   [Map]     SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Southlake   [Map]     NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Dalworthington Gardens   [Map]     SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Pantego   [Map]     SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  North Richland Hills   [Map]     W   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Newark   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Rhome   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Aurora   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  New Fairview   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Briar   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Bluett   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Boyd   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

Newspapers Published in Sowers ...

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 159 newspapers that have been published in the area around Sowers.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Sowers, there are papers which were published within 24 miles [38.6 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Sowers.

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 helpful 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 Sowers:

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 Dallas County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Collin County:     Cyndi's



Comanche County:     Cyndi's



Denton County:     Cyndi's



Ellis County:     Cyndi's



Johnson County:     Cyndi's



Kaufman County:     Cyndi's



Parker County:     Cyndi's



Rockwall County:     Cyndi's



Tarrant County:     Cyndi's



Wise County:     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Texas:

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

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Sowers.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  E Sowers Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
  W Haley Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ESE Oak Grove Memorial Gardens   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Ford Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Harrington Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bear Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Colloway Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bowles Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW West Fork Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Southland Cemetery (Old)   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Southland Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Fugitt Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Dallas City Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Letot Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SE Cockrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Calvary Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Forest Lawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Parker Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Tomlin Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Gibbons Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Moore Memorial Gardens   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Dallas - Ft. Worth National Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Garvin Memorial Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Crown Hill Memorial Park   [Map]     
  NE Keenan Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Parkdale Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Merrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Grapevine Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Northaven Park Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Marsh Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Arwine Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SE Fivemile Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hilltop Memorial Park   [Map]     
  NNE Perry Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Thomas Park 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.

Sowers itself is historic and was described in the Rand McNally Atlas as having a post office and no railroad service.

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

Estelle   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Sowers
 - Estelle had a post office and no railroad service
Eagle Ford   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Sowers
 - Eagle Ford had a post office and railroad service
Grapevine   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Sowers
 - 1895 population of 442 people (with 53,976 people in 2018)
 - Grapevine had a post office and railroad service
Bedford   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Sowers
 - Bedford had a post office and no railroad service
Grand Prairie   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Sowers
 - 1895 population of 123 people (with 194,614 people in 2018)
 - Grand Prairie had a post office and railroad service
Oak Cliff   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Sowers
 - 1895 population of 2,470 people
 - Oak Cliff had a post office and railroad service
Farmers Branch   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Sowers
 - 1895 population of 205 people (with 40,209 people in 2018)
 - Farmers Branch had a post office and railroad service
Coppell   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Sowers
 - Coppell had railroad service and no post office
Arlington   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Sowers
 - 1895 population of 664 people (with 398,112 people in 2018)
 - Arlington 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 Sowers. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Sowers in the 1890's.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Sowers ...

While our initial data about Sowers came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Sowers in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Sowers.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide

Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Notes for Sowers:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Sowers. See our Misc Page for Sowers for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Dallas County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Dallas County:

The official website for State of Texas:

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Sowers, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>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 from Point A (ie- Sowers) to Point B.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sowers. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.8285, Longitude: -96.9933     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sowers have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>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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