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Our Genealogy Helper for Spring ...

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 (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. 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 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 is primarily located in Harris County. A portion of Spring extends into Montgomery 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. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Spring:

Harris     (The home county for Spring)
  Forest North   [Map]     W   3 miles [4.8 km]<1>
  Sandpiper Village   [Map]     SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Oak Creek Village   [Map]     SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Klein   [Map]     W   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Southbrook   [Map]     S   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Pinewood Place   [Map]     W   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Kingwood   [Map]     E   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Greenfield Village   [Map]     S   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Greenwood Forest   [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Louetta - Historic   [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Humble   [Map]     SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Deco   [Map]     SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Aldine   [Map]     SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Brookside Village   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Pearland   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Fairway Village   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  West Oaks Village   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Woodcreek   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Westwood Village   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Mont Belvieu   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Old River-Winfree   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Cove   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Fort Bend
  Mission Bend   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Clodine   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  West Oaks Village   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Meadows Place   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Meadows   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Missouri City Estates   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Cinco Ranch   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Pin Oak Village   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Town West   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Stafford   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Fifth Street   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Sugar Land   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  First Colony   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Quaker Village   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Todd Mission   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Plantersville   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Richards   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Plum Grove   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Nimrod - Historic   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  North Cleveland   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Cleveland   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Dayton   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Stilson   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Kenefick   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Dayton Lakes   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Liberty   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Coushatta Village   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Ames   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Hardin   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Oak Ridge North   [Map]     N   5 miles [8 km]
  Chateau Woods   [Map]     N   6 miles [9.7 km]
  The Woodlands   [Map]     NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Shenandoah   [Map]     N   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Porter Heights   [Map]     NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Woodloch   [Map]     N   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Porter   [Map]     E   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Grangerland   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  New Caney   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Woodbranch   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Conroe   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Patton Village   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Pinehurst   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
San Jacinto
  Magnolia   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Shepherd   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Laurel Hill   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Coldspring   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  New Waverly   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Waller   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Prairie View   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Pine Island   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Pattison   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Brookshire   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Hempstead   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Spring ...

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 3 newspapers that have been published in the area around Spring.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Spring. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Spring and those printed in the larger area surrounding Spring.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 12 miles [19.3 km] of Spring.

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 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:

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:

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



San Jacinto County:     Cyndi's



Walker County:     Cyndi's



Waller 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 ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Spring.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  N Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Spring Peaceful Rest Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Budde Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Wunsche Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSE Calvary Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Eternity Park   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSE Mueschke Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Glameyer Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bonin Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Klein Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Ehrhardt Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Tamina Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW McDougle Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Clow Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Huckabee Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Eastman Resthaven Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Willow Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WNW Zion Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S Houston National Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Morales Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Aldine Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hufsmith 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Spring had a population of 46 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service.

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

Humble   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Spring
 - Humble had a post office and no railroad service
Aldine   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Spring
 - Aldine had railroad service and no post office
New Caney   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Spring
 - New Caney had a post office and no railroad service
Egypt   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Spring
 - Egypt had railroad service and no post office
Conroe   [Map]
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North (N) from Spring
 - Conroe had a post office and railroad service
Rose Hill   [Map]
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the West (W) from Spring
 - 1895 population of 236 people
 - Rose Hill had a post office and no railroad service
Cypress   [Map]
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Spring
 - Cypress had railroad service and no post office
Huffman   [Map]
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the East (E) from Spring
 - Huffman 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. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Spring in the 1890's.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Spring ...

While our initial data about Spring came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Spring in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Spring.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide

Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Notes for Spring:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Spring. See our Misc Page for Spring for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Harris County

About Texas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Harris County:

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Spring. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Spring

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Spring. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.0799, Longitude: -95.4172     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Spring 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, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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