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Our Genealogy Helper for Spring Shadows ...

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

  DirDistance
Harris     (The home county for Spring Shadows)
  Hedwig Village   [Map]     SE   3 miles [4.8 km]<1>
  City of Spring Valley Village   [Map]     SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Spring Valley   [Map]     SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Jersey Village   [Map]     N   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Concord Bridge   [Map]     NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Bunker Hill Village   [Map]     S   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Hilshire Village   [Map]     SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Hunters Creek Village   [Map]     SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Piney Point Village   [Map]     SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Candlelight Oaks Village   [Map]     E   5 miles [8 km]
  Bear Creek Village   [Map]     W   5 miles [8 km]
  Hudson   [Map]     NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Parkway Villages   [Map]     SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
 
Austin
  Brazos Country   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Frydek   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Wallis   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  San Felipe   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Sealy   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Rexville - Historic   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Brazoria
  Brookside Village   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Fairway Village   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Pearland   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  West Oaks Village   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Westwood Village   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Iowa Colony   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Manvel   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Woodcreek   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Sandy Point   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Lochridge   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Rosharon   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Alvin   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Hillcrest   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Chambers
  Mont Belvieu   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Fort Bend
  Mission Bend   [Map]     SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Clodine   [Map]     SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Meadows Place   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Meadows   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Town West   [Map]     SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  West Oaks Village   [Map]     SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Missouri City Estates   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Stafford   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Cinco Ranch   [Map]     SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Fifth Street   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Pin Oak Village   [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Sugar Land   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  First Colony   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
 
Galveston
  Quaker Village   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Friendswood   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Parkwood Village   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Carmel Village   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  League City   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Clear Lake Shores   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  South Shore Village   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Kemah   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Dickinson   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Bacliff   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Santa Fe   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Grimes
  Todd Mission   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Plantersville   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Liberty
  Plum Grove   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Stilson   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Montgomery
  Oak Ridge North   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Stagecoach   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Chateau Woods   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  The Woodlands   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Pinehurst   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Shenandoah   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Porter Heights   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Porter   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Woodloch   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Magnolia   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  New Caney   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Grangerland   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Roman Forest   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
Waller
  Brookshire   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Pattison   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Waller   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Prairie View   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Pine Island   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Hempstead   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Saint Paul   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Wharton
  East Bernard   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Nottawa   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with 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 Shadows:

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 Harris County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Austin County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Brazoria County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Chambers County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Fort Bend County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Galveston County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Grimes County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Liberty County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Montgomery County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Waller County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Wharton County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for Texas:

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

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

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

Distance &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Memorial Oaks Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  ESE Woodlawn Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Bear Creek Methodist Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Forest Park - Westheimer Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Beth El Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NE Paradise Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Paradise North Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  ENE Cemetery Beautiful   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Restlawn Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Alief Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Adath Yeshurun Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Houston National Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Perry Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Baker Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Riceville Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Emanuel Memorial Park   [Map]     
  NNW Dowdell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE College Memorial Park   [Map]     
  ESE Magnolia Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Washington Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Glenwood Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Olivewood Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Adath Emeth Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Adath Israel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE St. Joseph Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Knigge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Muller 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.<3>

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

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

Piney Point Village   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Spring Shadows
 - Piney Point Village had railroad service and no post office
 
Addicks   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Spring Shadows
 - Addicks had a post office and no railroad service
 
Jeanetta   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Spring Shadows
 - Jeanetta had railroad service and no post office
 
Westfield   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Spring Shadows
 - 1895 population of 48 people
 - Westfield had railroad service and no post office
 
Clodine   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Spring Shadows
 - Clodine had railroad service and no post office
 
Houston   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Spring Shadows
 - 1895 population of 27,557 people (with 2,325,502 people in 2018)
 - Houston had a post office and railroad service
 
Stafford   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South (S) from Spring Shadows
 - 1895 population of 57 people (with 18,312 people in 2018)
 - Stafford had a post office and railroad service
 
Cypress   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Spring Shadows
 - Cypress had railroad service and no post office
 
Pierce Junction   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Spring Shadows
 - Pierce Junction 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 Shadows. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Spring Shadows in the 1890's.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Texas

About Harris County

About Texas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Harris County: www.co.harris.tx.us/

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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Spring Shadows) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Spring Shadows. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 29.8250, Longitude: -95.5522     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Spring Shadows 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 Shadows, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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