RoadsideThoughts
A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Community
Index
State
Index
Province
Index
County
Index
State
Quarters
 
Sitemap
     

Spring Creek, Texas
(San Saba County)

Community
Profile
Nearby Census Genealogy
Helper
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Trivia
Local
Newspapers
TripAdvisor
Links
Interactive
Map
Other TX
Communities





The location of Spring Creek



















Discover you family history through historical newspapers at Newspapers.com

Our Genealogy Helper for Spring Creek ...

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 (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. 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 ...

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.

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

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 and 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.

Spring Creek is located in San Saba County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of San Saba County: Brown, Burnet, Lampasas, Llano, Mason, McCulloch & Mills.

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

  DirDistance
San Saba     (The home county for Spring Creek)
  Locker - Historic   [Map]     W   4 miles [6.4 km]<1>
  Richland Springs   [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  San Saba   [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Holt - Historic   [Map]     W   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Bend   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Cherokee   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
 
Brown
  Keys Crossing   [Map]     NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Indian Creek   [Map]     NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Zephyr   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Brookesmith   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Brownwood   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Early   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Bangs   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Blanket   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Lake Brownwood   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Burnet
  Naruna   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Coleman
  Trickham   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Whon - Historic   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Rockwood   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Santa Anna   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Comanche
  Energy   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Comanche   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Coryell
  Evant   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Hamilton
  McGirk - Historic   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Pottsville   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Lampasas
  Senterfitt - Historic   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Lometa   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Nix   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
 
Llano
  Baby Head - Historic   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Valley Spring   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Tow   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Mason
  Pontotoc   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Fredonia   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
McCulloch
  Rochelle   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Voca   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Lohn   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Brady   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Pear Valley   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Mills
  Regency - Historic   [Map]     N   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Ridge   [Map]     N   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Buffalo   [Map]     NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Ebony - Historic   [Map]     NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Williams Ranch - Historic   [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Goldthwaite   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Mullin   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Bozar   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Center City   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Priddy   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Star   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]

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

Newspapers Published in Spring Creek ...

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

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Spring Creek, there are papers which were published within 48 miles [77.2 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Spring Creek.

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 websites either 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 Spring Creek:

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 San Saba County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Brown County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Burnet County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Coleman County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Comanche County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Coryell County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Hamilton County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Lampasas County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Llano County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Mason County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
McCulloch County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Mills County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for Texas:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Texas,
Cemeteries of San Saba 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 Spring Creek ...

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

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

Distance &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  WNW Neal Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ENE Spring Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NW Mesquite Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNW Regency Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Ratler Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Locker Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Old Algerita Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSE China Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Lower Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Estep Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Catclaw Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N Hollis Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Adams Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Richland Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Ebony Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bowser Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S Davidson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE McMillin Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Big Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Vargy Chapel 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.<2>

While we didn't find Spring Creek in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Spring Creek.

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

Regency - Historic   [Map]
 - While Regency was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Spring Creek
 - Regency had a post office and no railroad service
 
Richland Springs   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Spring Creek
 - Richland Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Big Valley   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Spring Creek
 - Big Valley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ebony - Historic   [Map]
 - While Ebony was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Spring Creek
 - Ebony had a post office and no railroad service
 
San Saba   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Spring Creek
 - 1895 population of 697 people (with 3,158 people in 2018)
 - San Saba had a post office and no railroad service
 
Williams Ranch - Historic   [Map]
 - While Williams Ranch was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Spring Creek
 - 1895 population of 236 people
 - Williams Ranch had a post office and no railroad service
 
Indian Creek   [Map]
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Spring Creek
 - 1895 population of 64 people
 - Indian Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Goldthwaite   [Map]
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Spring Creek
 - 1895 population of 1,066 people (with 1,863 people in 2018)
 - Goldthwaite 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. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Spring Creek in the 1890's.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Texas

About San Saba County

About Texas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for San Saba County: www.sansabacounty.org/

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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Spring Creek) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Spring Creek. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.3532, Longitude: -98.8220     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Spring Creek have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

- Return to Citation

<2>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, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

- Return to Citation























 

 

 

 

 


Home
Page
Sitemap Privacy
Statement
Terms
of Use
Feedback

 

 

Copyright 2019
All Rights Reserved

Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.

If you've found an error or have additional information that you would like to share, please don't hesitate to write. Click here to contact us.

This page was last modified: 11 Nov 2019