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Our Genealogical 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 insight while doing our genealogical research.

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.

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 120 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 28 miles [45.1 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Spring Hill.

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 new browser window will open with a Google map 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 and 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 &
    Direction    

        Name of Cemetery  
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WNW Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Lloyd Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Skinner Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSE Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Old Celina Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  N St. Thomas Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  N Cole Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Little Elm Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Old Union Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Crossroads Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bloomfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Emberson Chapel Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Trietsch Family 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 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.

Mustang   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Spring Hill
 - Mustang had a post office and no railroad service
 
Aubrey   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West (W) from Spring Hill
 - Aubrey had a post office and railroad service
 
Parvin   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Spring Hill
 - Parvin had a post office and no railroad service
 
Navo   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Spring Hill
 - Navo had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pilot Point   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Spring Hill
 - 1895 population of 1,090 people (with 4,342 people in 2017)
 - Pilot Point had a post office and railroad service
 
Little Elm   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Spring Hill
 - 1895 population of 125 people (with 46,548 people in 2017)
 - Little Elm had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mingo   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Spring Hill
 - Mingo had railroad service and no post office
 
Celina   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Spring Hill
 - Celina had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bloomfield   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Spring Hill
 - 1895 population of 88 people
 - Bloomfield 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.

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 and doctors 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 Denton County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Denton County: Collin, Cooke, Dallas, Grayson, Tarrant & Wise.

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:

  DirectionDistance
Denton     (The home county for Spring Hill)
      Aubrey   [Map]   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Krugerville   [Map]   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Providence Village   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Lincoln Park   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Cross Roads   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Pilot Point   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Little Elm   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Oak Point   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Hackberry   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Lakewood Village   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Shady Shores   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Denton   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Lake Dallas   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
 
Collin
      Celina   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Prosper   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Frisco   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Weston   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      McKinney   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Parris   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Allen   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Plano   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Mantua - Historic   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Melissa   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Anna   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
 
Comanche
      Cross Roads   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
 
Cooke
      Hemming   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Burns City   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Valley View   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Lake Kiowa   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Oak Ridge   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Era   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Gainesville   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Callisburg   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Custer City - Historic   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Lindsay   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Myra   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Rosston   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Muenster   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Dallas
      Carrollton   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Coppell   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Addison   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Farmers Branch   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Richardson   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Buckingham   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Irving   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Sachse   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Sowers - Historic   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      University Park   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Garland   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Highland Park   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Centerville   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Fannin
      Trenton   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Savoy   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Leonard   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Grayson
      Tioga   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Gunter   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Collinsville   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Dorchester   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Van Alstyne   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Howe   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Southmayd   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Sadler   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Dixie   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Sherman   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Luella   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Tom Bean   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
 
Hunt
      Merit   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Montague
      New Harp   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Forestburg   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Rockwall
      Rockwall   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mobile City   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Fate   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Tarrant
      Grapevine   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Southlake   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Westlake   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Minters Chapel - Historic   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Colleyville   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Keller   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Euless   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Haslet   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bedford   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Smithfield   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      North Richland Hills   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Watauga   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hurst   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Wise
      Slidell   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bluett   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Greenwood   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      New Fairview   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Rhome   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Aurora   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Newark   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Boyd   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Briar   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Love (OK)
      Thackerville (OK)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or 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 - 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 Hill:

These websites are specific to Texas:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

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 Denton County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Collin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Comanche County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Cooke County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dallas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fannin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Grayson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hunt County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Montague County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     USGenWeb    
Rockwall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tarrant County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wise County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Love County (OK):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Texas:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Texas,     of Denton County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Texas
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Texas
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Texas,     of Denton 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 Diaster Stories for ...
      Oklahoma

Other Roadside Stops ...



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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 Denton County: www.co.denton.tx.us/

The official website for State of Texas: www.texas.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that begins in Spring Hill. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Spring Hill) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Spring Hill. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.2990, Longitude: -96.9361     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Spring Hill 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: findagrave.com.

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

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