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Spring Creek Forest, Texas

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Our Genealogy Helper for Spring Creek Forest ...

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 Creek Forest (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 Creek Forest. 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 Creek Forest ...

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 Creek Forest.

  • Typical abbreviation for Spring Creek Forest: Spring Crk. Forest (or less commonly used: Spring Ck. Forest or Spring Cr. Forest)

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

Harris     (The home county for Spring Creek Forest)
  Klein   [Map]     W   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Oak Creek Village   [Map]     SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Forest North   [Map]     NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Pinewood Place   [Map]     NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Greenwood Forest   [Map]     S   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Louetta - Historic   [Map]     SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Spring   [Map]     NE   5 miles [8 km]
  Deco   [Map]     S   5 miles [8 km]
  Greenfield Village   [Map]     S   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Westbourne   [Map]     W   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Hufsmith   [Map]     NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Tomball   [Map]     NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Woodedge Village   [Map]     SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Brazos Country   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  San Felipe   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Frydek   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Brookside Village   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Fairway Village   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Pearland   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  West Oaks Village   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Westwood Village   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Woodcreek   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Manvel   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Iowa Colony   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Mont Belvieu   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Fort Bend
  Mission Bend   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Cinco Ranch   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Clodine   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Pin Oak Village   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  West Oaks Village   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Meadows Place   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Meadows   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Town West   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Missouri City Estates   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Stafford   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Fifth Street   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Sugar Land   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Pecan Grove   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Quaker Village   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Friendswood   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Todd Mission   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Plantersville   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Richards   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Plum Grove   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Nimrod - Historic   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Cleveland   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  North Cleveland   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Stilson   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Dayton   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Kenefick   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  The Woodlands   [Map]     N   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Oak Ridge North   [Map]     NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Chateau Woods   [Map]     NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Shenandoah   [Map]     N   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Porter Heights   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Woodloch   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Pinehurst   [Map]     NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Stagecoach   [Map]     NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Porter   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Grangerland   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Magnolia   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Conroe   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  New Caney   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
San Jacinto
  Magnolia   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  New Waverly   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Waller   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Prairie View   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Pine Island   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Brookshire   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Pattison   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Hempstead   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Saint Paul   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Graball - Historic   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Newspapers Published in Spring Creek Forest ...

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 2 newspapers that have been published in the area around Spring Creek Forest.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Spring Creek Forest, 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 Spring Creek Forest.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 Spring Creek Forest:

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



San Jacinto County:     Cyndi's



Walker County:     Cyndi's



Waller County:     Cyndi's



Washington 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 Creek Forest ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Spring Creek Forest.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW McDougle Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Klein Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Clow Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Glameyer Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSE Ehrhardt Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Budde Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  E Wunsche Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Huckabee Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NW Willow Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bonin Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Perry Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mueschke Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Spring Peaceful Rest Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Pillot Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Meyer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Eastman Resthaven Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Calvary Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Eternity Park   [Map]     
  NNW Zion Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Hufsmith Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Roeder Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Houston National Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bogs Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Fritsche Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Dowdell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pate Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Juergens - Martens Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Knigge Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Paradise Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Paradise North Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Morales Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Tamina Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Decker Prairie Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Salem Lutheran 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 Creek Forest in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Spring Creek Forest.

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

Spring   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Spring Creek Forest
 - 1895 population of 46 people
 - Spring had a post office and railroad service
Cypress   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Spring Creek Forest
 - Cypress had railroad service and no post office
Egypt   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Spring Creek Forest
 - Egypt had railroad service and no post office
Aldine   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Spring Creek Forest
 - Aldine had railroad service and no post office
Rose Hill   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West (W) from Spring Creek Forest
 - 1895 population of 236 people
 - Rose Hill had a post office and no railroad service
Humble   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Spring Creek Forest
 - Humble had a post office and no railroad service
Westfield   [Map]
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Spring Creek Forest
 - 1895 population of 48 people
 - Westfield had railroad service and no post office
Addicks   [Map]
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Spring Creek Forest
 - Addicks had a post office and no railroad service
Piney Point Village   [Map]
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the South (S) from Spring Creek Forest
 - Piney Point Village had railroad service and no post office
New Caney   [Map]
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Spring Creek Forest
 - New Caney had a post office and no railroad service
Conroe   [Map]
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the North (N) from Spring Creek Forest
 - Conroe had a post office and railroad service
Hockley   [Map]
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the West (W) from Spring Creek Forest
 - 1895 population of 296 people
 - Hockley 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 Spring Creek Forest. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Spring Creek Forest in the 1890's.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Texas

About Harris County

About Texas

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Spring Creek Forest. 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- Spring Creek Forest) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Spring Creek Forest. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.0417, Longitude: -95.5019     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Spring Creek Forest 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 Creek Forest, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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