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Spring Hill, Texas
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Our Genealogy Helper for Spring Hill ...

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 Hill (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 Hill. 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.

Spring Hill is located in Bowie County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Bowie County: Little River (AR), Miller (AR), McCurtain (OK), Cass, Morris & Red River.

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

Bowie     (The home county for Spring Hill)
  De Kalb   [Map]     SE   7 miles [11.3 km]<1>
  Dalby Springs   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  New Boston   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Simms   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Hooks   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Redbank   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Victory City   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Maud   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Leary   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Redwater   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Red Lick   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Nash   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Marietta   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Douglassville   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Domino   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Hagansport   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Deport   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Pin Hook   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Naples   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Omaha   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Cason   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Daingerfield   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
Red River
  Avery   [Map]     SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Annona   [Map]     W   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Clarksville   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Greenwood   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Silver City   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Bagwell   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Bogata   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Liberty   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Addielou   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Detroit   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Cookville   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Talco   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Mount Pleasant   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Winfield   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Miller's Cove   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Little River (AR)
  Foreman (AR)   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Winthrop (AR)   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Alleene (AR)   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Ashdown (AR)   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Wilton (AR)   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Ogden (AR)   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Yarborough Landing (AR)   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Miller (AR)
  Texarkana (AR)   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Sevier (AR)
  Horatio (AR)   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Process City (AR)   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Ben Lomond (AR)   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  De Queen (AR)   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Lockesburg (AR)   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Paraloma (AR)   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
McCurtain (OK)
  Haworth (OK)   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Idabel (OK)   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Holly Creek (OK)   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Garvin (OK)   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Broken Bow (OK)   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Eagletown (OK)   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Golden (OK)   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Millerton (OK)   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Valliant (OK)   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Wright City (OK)   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Hochatown (OK)   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Newspapers Published in Spring Hill ...

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 49 newspapers that have been published in the area around Spring Hill.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Spring Hill, there are papers which were published within 31 miles [49.9 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Spring Hill.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 Hill:

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 Bowie County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Cass County:     Cyndi's



Franklin County:     Cyndi's



Lamar County:     Cyndi's



Morris County:     Cyndi's



Red River County:     Cyndi's



Titus County:     Cyndi's



Little River County (AR):     Cyndi's



Miller County (AR):     Cyndi's



Sevier County (AR):     Cyndi's



McCurtain County (OK):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Texas:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Texas,
Cemeteries of Bowie County
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Texas   Cemetery Wiki for Texas
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page   Cemeteries for Texas, for Bowie 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
Also see Disaster Stories for ...

Cemeteries Near Spring Hill ...

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

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Garland Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE De Kalb Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Nevill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Woodman Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Harrell Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  W Holder Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Honeycutt Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Manning Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Byrms Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Riverview Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Rehobeth Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Harris Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pine Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Harris Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Harris 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 Hill in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Spring Hill.

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

Oak Grove   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Spring Hill
 - Oak Grove had railroad service and no post office
De Kalb   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Spring Hill
 - 1895 population of 420 people (with 1,622 people in 2018)
 - De Kalb had a post office and railroad service
English   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) from Spring Hill
 - English had railroad service and no post office
Lydia   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Spring Hill
 - Lydia had a post office and no railroad service
Malta   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Spring Hill
 - Malta had railroad service and no post office
Woodstock   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Spring Hill
 - Woodstock had a post office and no railroad service
Annona   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West (W) from Spring Hill
 - 1895 population of 267 people (with 291 people in 2018)
 - Annona had a post office and railroad service
Boxelder   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Spring Hill
 - Boxelder had a post office and no 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 Hill. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Spring Hill in the 1890's.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Texas

About Bowie County

About Texas

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Spring Hill. 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Spring Hill) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Spring Hill. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6046, Longitude: -94.6719     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Spring Hill have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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

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