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Our Genealogy Helper for Spring Branch Acres ...

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 Spring Branch Acres (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 Spring Branch Acres. 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 Spring Branch Acres ...

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 Spring Branch Acres.

  • Typical abbreviation for Spring Branch Acres: Spring Br. Acres (or less commonly used: Spring Brnch. Acres)

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 doctors 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.

Spring Branch Acres 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 Spring Branch Acres. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Spring Branch Acres:

Harris     (The home county for Spring Branch Acres)
  Candlelight Oaks Village   [Map]     E   2 miles [3.2 km]<1>
  City of Spring Valley Village   [Map]     S   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Spring Valley   [Map]     S   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Hilshire Village   [Map]     SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Hedwig Village   [Map]     S   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Bunker Hill Village   [Map]     S   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Hunters Creek Village   [Map]     S   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Piney Point Village   [Map]     S   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Hudson   [Map]     N   5 miles [8 km]
  Garden City Park   [Map]     NE   5 miles [8 km]
  Jersey Village   [Map]     NW   5 miles [8 km]
  Lincoln City   [Map]     NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Concord Bridge   [Map]     W   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Brazos Country   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Frydek   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Wallis   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  San Felipe   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Sealy   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Brookside Village   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Fairway Village   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Pearland   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  West Oaks Village   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Westwood Village   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Manvel   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Woodcreek   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Iowa Colony   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Sandy Point   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Lochridge   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Rosharon   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Alvin   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Hillcrest   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Mont Belvieu   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Beach City   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Fort Bend
  Mission Bend   [Map]     SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Meadows   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Meadows Place   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Missouri City Estates   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Clodine   [Map]     SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Town West   [Map]     SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  West Oaks Village   [Map]     SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Stafford   [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Cinco Ranch   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Fifth Street   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Sugar Land   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Pin Oak Village   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  First Colony   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Friendswood   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Quaker Village   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Carmel Village   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Parkwood Village   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  League City   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Clear Lake Shores   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  South Shore Village   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Kemah   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Dickinson   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Bacliff   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Santa Fe   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Todd Mission   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Plantersville   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Plum Grove   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Stilson   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Dayton   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Oak Ridge North   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  The Woodlands   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Chateau Woods   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Shenandoah   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Stagecoach   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Porter Heights   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Porter   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Pinehurst   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Woodloch   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  New Caney   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Magnolia   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Grangerland   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Woodbranch   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Brookshire   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Pattison   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Waller   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Prairie View   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Pine Island   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Hempstead   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  East Bernard   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 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 - 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 Spring Branch Acres:

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



Grimes County:     Cyndi's



Liberty 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 Spring Branch Acres ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Spring Branch Acres.

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 Spring Branch Acres covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SE Woodlawn Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SE Beth El Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NE Cemetery Beautiful   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Paradise Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Paradise North Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Memorial Oaks Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Restlawn Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  E Adath Israel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bear Creek Methodist Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Forest Park - Westheimer Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE College Memorial Park   [Map]     
  SE Adath Yeshurun Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Magnolia Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Washington Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Glenwood Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Olivewood Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Adath Emeth Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE St. Joseph Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Houston National Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  ESE Holy Cross Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Hollywood Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Alief Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Emanuel Memorial Park   [Map]     
  NNW Perry Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Westcott Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Morales Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Eastman Resthaven 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 Spring Branch Acres in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Spring Branch Acres.

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

Piney Point Village   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Spring Branch Acres
 - Piney Point Village had railroad service and no post office
Jeanetta   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Spring Branch Acres
 - Jeanetta had railroad service and no post office
Addicks   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Spring Branch Acres
 - Addicks had a post office and no railroad service
Houston   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Spring Branch Acres
 - 1895 population of 27,557 people (with 2,325,502 people in 2018)
 - Houston had a post office and railroad service
Pierce Junction   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Spring Branch Acres
 - Pierce Junction had railroad service and no post office
Aldine   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Spring Branch Acres
 - Aldine had railroad service and no post office
Westfield   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West (W) from Spring Branch Acres
 - 1895 population of 48 people
 - Westfield had railroad service and no post office
Clodine   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Spring Branch Acres
 - Clodine had railroad service and no post office

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Spring Branch Acres. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Spring Branch Acres in the 1890's.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Spring Branch Acres. 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 drawn from Point A (ie- Spring Branch Acres) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Spring Branch Acres. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 29.8284, Longitude: -95.5130     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Spring Branch Acres 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 Spring Branch Acres, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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