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Our Genealogy Helper for Splawn ...

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 Splawn (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 Splawn. 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 northwest 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 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 west 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.

Splawn is located in Milam County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Milam County: Bell, Burleson, Falls, Lee, Robertson & Williamson.

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

Milam     (The home county for Splawn)
  Silver City   [Map]     E   2 miles [3.2 km]<1>
  Cameron   [Map]     S   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Burlington   [Map]     N   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Maysfield   [Map]     E   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Buckholts   [Map]     W   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Crossroads   [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Baileyville   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Tracy   [Map]     SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Port Sullivan - Historic   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Milano   [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Val Verde   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Gause   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  Rogers   [Map]     W   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Heidenheimer   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Academy   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Little River-Academy   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Little River   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Sparks   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Holland   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Temple   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Troy   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Bartlett   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Pendleton   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Belton   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Rye - Historic   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Stone City   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Wixon Valley   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Bryan   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Chriesman   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Caldwell   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Deanville   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  The Grove   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Rosebud   [Map]     N   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Zipperlandville - Historic   [Map]     N   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Lott   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Highbank   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Reagan   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Chilton   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Marlin   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Satin   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Golinda   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Stranger   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Perry   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Otto   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Lexington   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Blue   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Dime Box   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Knobbs Springs   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Kosse   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Bruceville-Eddy   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Eddy   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Bruceville   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Lorena   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Moody   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Robinson   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Hewitt   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Riesel   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Calvert   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Hearne   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Bremond   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Mumford   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Owensville   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Franklin   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  New Baden   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Wheelock   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Hoxie   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Thrall   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Granger   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Schwertner   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Taylor   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Jarrell   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Walburg   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Coupland   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Weir   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Newspapers Published in Splawn ...

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 57 newspapers that have been published in the area around Splawn.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Splawn, there are papers which were published within 29 miles [46.7 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Splawn.

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 - 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 Splawn:

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 Milam County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Bell County:     Cyndi's



Brazos County:     Cyndi's



Burleson County:     Cyndi's



Coryell County:     Cyndi's



Falls County:     Cyndi's



Lee County:     Cyndi's



Limestone County:     Cyndi's



McLennan County:     Cyndi's



Robertson County:     Cyndi's



Williamson County:     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Texas:

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

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Splawn.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  N Elm Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Walkers Creek Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSE Thatch Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Brewer - Slocomb Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Culpepper Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bentsch Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW St.s Cyril & Methodius Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Santa Monica Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Santa Monica Mausoleum   [Map]     
  S Poor Farm - Cameron Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Vogel - Sang Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  S Cameron Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
  S F A Hernandez Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Old City Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Resley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Story Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Payatka Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Piatka Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Lamkin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hobson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Beale Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Marak Catholic & Methodius Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  N Burlington Cemetery   [Map]     
  N St. Michaels Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Turnham - McCown Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Marlow Community Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Clarkson Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Burlington - Black Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Dansby Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Little River Baptist Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Dockery Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Riverside Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Battle Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Renshaw Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Philips Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Little Rocky Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Harrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE G A Love Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Grelner Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Winston Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Rice Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Ledbetter Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pebble Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Harlin Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Cross Roads Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Ray Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bluebonnet Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Corinth Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Lewis Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Minerva - Midway Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Oxsheer - Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Milam Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hilge Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Nance Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Woodland 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 Splawn in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Splawn.

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

Ben Arnold   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Splawn
 - Ben Arnold had railroad service and no post office
Cameron   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Splawn
 - 1895 population of 1,608 people (with 5,529 people in 2018)
 - Cameron had a post office and railroad service
Clarkson   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Splawn
 - Clarkson had a post office and no railroad service
Burlington   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Splawn
 - Burlington had a post office and no railroad service
Maysfield   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Splawn
 - 1895 population of 124 people
 - Maysfield had a post office and no railroad service
Buckholts   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Splawn
 - 1895 population of 64 people (with 521 people in 2018)
 - Buckholts had a post office and railroad service
Jones Prairie   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Splawn
 - 1895 population of 53 people
 - Jones Prairie had a post office and no railroad service
Rosebud   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Splawn
 - Rosebud 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 Splawn. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Splawn in the 1890's.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Milam County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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- Splawn) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Splawn. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.9202, Longitude: -96.9858     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Splawn 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 Splawn, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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