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Our Genealogy Helper for Spring Oaks ...

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

Harris     (The home county for Spring Oaks)
  Hilshire Village   [Map]     SE   Less than 2 miles<1>
  City of Spring Valley Village   [Map]     SW   Less than 2 miles
  Spring Valley   [Map]     SW   Less than 2 miles
  Hunters Creek Village   [Map]     S   Less than 2 miles
  Hedwig Village   [Map]     SW   Less than 2 miles
  Candlelight Oaks Village   [Map]     NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Piney Point Village   [Map]     S   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Bunker Hill Village   [Map]     SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Garden City Park   [Map]     N   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Bellaire   [Map]     S   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Hudson   [Map]     N   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Concord Bridge   [Map]     NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Brays Village East   [Map]     SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Brazos Country   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Frydek   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Wallis   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  San Felipe   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Sealy   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Brookside Village   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  Fairway Village   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Pearland   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  West Oaks Village   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Westwood Village   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Manvel   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Woodcreek   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Iowa Colony   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Sandy Point   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Lochridge   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Rosharon   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Alvin   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Hillcrest   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Mont Belvieu   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Beach City   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Old River-Winfree   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Fort Bend
  Missouri City Estates   [Map]     S   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Meadows Place   [Map]     SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Meadows   [Map]     SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Mission Bend   [Map]     SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Stafford   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Town West   [Map]     SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Clodine   [Map]     SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  West Oaks Village   [Map]     SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Fifth Street   [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Sugar Land   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Missouri City   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  First Colony   [Map]     SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Cinco Ranch   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Quaker Village   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Friendswood   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Carmel Village   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Parkwood Village   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  League City   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Clear Lake Shores   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  South Shore Village   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Kemah   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Dickinson   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Bacliff   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Santa Fe   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  San Leon   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Todd Mission   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Plum Grove   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Stilson   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Dayton   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Oak Ridge North   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Chateau Woods   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  The Woodlands   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Shenandoah   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Porter Heights   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Porter   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Stagecoach   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Pinehurst   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Woodloch   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  New Caney   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Grangerland   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Woodbranch   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Magnolia   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Brookshire   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Pattison   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Waller   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Prairie View   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Pine Island   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Hempstead   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  East Bernard   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

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 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 Oaks:

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 Oaks ...

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

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ESE Woodlawn Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ESE Beth El Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  ESE College Memorial Park   [Map]     
  ESE Adath Yeshurun Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Magnolia Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Washington Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Olivewood Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Cemetery Beautiful   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Restlawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Paradise Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Paradise North Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Forest Park - Westheimer Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Glenwood Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Holy Cross Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Hollywood Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Adath Emeth Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Adath Israel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Memorial Oaks Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Emanuel Memorial Park   [Map]     
  NE St. Joseph Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bear Creek Methodist Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Alief Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Riceville Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE St. Vincent Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Westcott Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Houston National Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  ENE Golden Gate 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 Oaks in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Spring Oaks.

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

Piney Point Village   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Spring Oaks
 - Piney Point Village had railroad service and no post office
Jeanetta   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Spring Oaks
 - Jeanetta had railroad service and no post office
Addicks   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Spring Oaks
 - Addicks had a post office and no railroad service
Houston   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Spring Oaks
 - 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 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Spring Oaks
 - Pierce Junction had railroad service and no post office
Stafford   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Spring Oaks
 - 1895 population of 57 people (with 18,312 people in 2018)
 - Stafford had a post office and railroad service
Aldine   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Spring Oaks
 - Aldine had railroad service and no post office
Clodine   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Spring Oaks
 - 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 Oaks. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Spring Oaks in the 1890's.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Spring Oaks. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 29.7999, Longitude: -95.4979     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Spring Oaks 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 Oaks, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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