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Our Genealogy Helper for Springdale ...

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 Springdale (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 Springdale. 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Springdale is located in Hamilton County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Hamilton County: Bosque, Comanche, Coryell, Erath, Lampasas & Mills.

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

  DirDistance
Hamilton     (The home county for Springdale)
  Pottsville   [Map]     N   4 miles [6.4 km]<1>
  McGirk - Historic   [Map]     S   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Hamilton   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Ohio - Historic   [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Spurlin - Historic   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Whiteway   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Carlton   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Hico   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
 
Bosque
  Cranfills Gap   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Iredell   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Brown
  Zephyr   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Blanket   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Early   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Brownwood   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Indian Creek   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Comanche
  Energy   [Map]     N   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Gustine   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Wilson   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Comanche   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Proctor   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Comyn   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Sidney   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  De Leon   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Coryell
  Evant   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Ireland   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Purmela   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Jonesboro   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Levita   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Gatesville   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Fort Gates   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  South Mountain   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Erath
  Alexander   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Clairette   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Dublin   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Harbin   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Duffau   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Lampasas
  Izoro   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Lometa   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Senterfitt - Historic   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Nix   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Lampasas   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Sparks Crossing - Historic   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Mills
  Star   [Map]     S   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Center City   [Map]     SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Priddy   [Map]     W   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Bozar   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Goldthwaite   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
  Williams Ranch - Historic   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Mullin   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Ridge   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Regency - Historic   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Buffalo   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Ebony - Historic   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
San Saba
  Bend   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Locker - Historic   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  San Saba   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

Newspapers Published in Springdale ...

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 99 newspapers that have been published in the area around Springdale.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Springdale, there are papers which were published within 41 miles [66 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Springdale.

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 professional and volunteer 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 Springdale:

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 Hamilton County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Bosque County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Brown County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Comanche County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Coryell County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Erath County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Lampasas County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Mills County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
San Saba County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for Texas:

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

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Springdale.

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

Distance &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  E Cottage Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Pecan Wells Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Ward Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW McGirk Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Spivey - Baxter Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pottsville Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Immanuel Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Eastview Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Perkins Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  ESE West Point Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NE Center Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S Hurst Ranch Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N Energy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Kingsbury Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Little Cowhouse Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW St. Johns 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 Springdale in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Springdale.

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

Shive   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Springdale
 - Shive had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pottsville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Springdale
 - 1895 population of 216 people
 - Pottsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
McGirk - Historic   [Map]
 - While McGirk was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Springdale
 - McGirk had a post office and no railroad service
 
Indian Gap   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Springdale
 - Indian Gap had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hamilton   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Springdale
 - 1895 population of 726 people (with 3,016 people in 2018)
 - Hamilton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Priddy   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Springdale
 - Priddy had a post office and no railroad service
 
Evant   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Springdale
 - 1895 population of 56 people (with 408 people in 2018)
 - Evant had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gentrys Mill   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Springdale
 - 1895 population of 96 people
 - Gentrys Mill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ohio - Historic   [Map]
 - While Ohio was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Springdale
 - Ohio 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 Springdale. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Springdale in the 1890's.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Springdale. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.6129, Longitude: -98.3150     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Springdale 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 Springdale, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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