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Our Genealogy Helper for Spade ...

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 Spade (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 Spade. 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Spade is located in Lamb County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lamb County: Bailey, Castro, Cochran, Hale, Hockley, Lubbock, Parmer & Swisher.

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

  DirDistance
Lamb     (The home county for Spade)
  Hart Camp - Historic   [Map]     N   6 miles [9.7 km]<1>
  Fieldton   [Map]     NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Littlefield   [Map]     W   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Amherst   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Olton   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Springlake   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Sudan   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Earth   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
 
Bailey
  Bula   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Enochs   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Muleshoe   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Castro
  Hart   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
 
Cochran
  Whiteface   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Morton   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Crosby
  Estacado - Historic   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Lorenzo   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Floyd
  Aiken   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Hale
  Cotton Center   [Map]     NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Abernathy   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Hale City - Historic   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Hale Center   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Edmonson   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Plainview   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Petersburg   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Seth Ward   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
Hockley
  Anton   [Map]     S   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Roundup   [Map]     S   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Whitharral   [Map]     SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Smyer   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Opdyke West   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Pep   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Levelland   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Ropesville   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Sundown   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Lockettville   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Lubbock
  Shallowater   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  New Deal   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Reese Village   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Lubbock   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Becton   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Heckville - Historic   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Wolfforth   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Kitalou   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Idalou   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Slide   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Buffalo Springs   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Ransom Canyon   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Posey   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Swisher
  Kress   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Terry
  Meadow   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Newspapers Published in Spade ...

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 83 newspapers that have been published in the area around Spade.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Spade, there are papers which were published within 47 miles [75.6 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Spade.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start 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 Spade:

These websites are specific to Texas:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Website for the //www.tsl.texas.gov/

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 Lamb County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Bailey County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Castro County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Cochran County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Crosby County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Floyd County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Hale County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Hockley County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
 
Lubbock County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Swisher County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Terry County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for Texas:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Texas,
Cemeteries of Lamb County
 
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Texas
 
FamilySearch.org:   Cemetery Wiki for Texas
 
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page
 
Internment.net:   Cemeteries for Texas

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 Spade ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Spade.

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

Distance &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Anton Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
 
      Within 11 miles [17.7 km]  
  W Littlefield Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 12 miles [19.3 km]  
  NE Center Plains Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 13 miles [20.9 km]  
  W Sacred Heart Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 15 miles [24.1 km]  
  SW Whitharral Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 17 miles [27.4 km]  
  WNW Amherst Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 19 miles [30.6 km]  
  ENE Hale Center Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 20 miles [32.2 km]  
  N Olton Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 21 miles [33.8 km]  
  NNE Halfway Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 22 miles [35.4 km]  
  ESE Strip / Pearce Chapel Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 24 miles [38.6 km]  
  WSW St. Phillips 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 Spade in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Spade.

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

Hale City - Historic   [Map]
 - While Hale City was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Spade
 - Hale City had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lubbock   [Map]
 - Located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Spade
 - Lubbock 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 Spade. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Spade in the 1890's.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Texas: https://texas.gov/

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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Spade) 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 Spade. 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 Spade

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Spade. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9257, Longitude: -102.1539     [Map].

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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: findagrave.com.

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

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