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Our Genealogy Helper for Springers Ranch ...

So far, we have found very little information about Springers Ranch. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Springers Ranch to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Springers Ranch, please Contact Us.


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 Springers Ranch (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 Springers Ranch. 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.

Name Variations for Springers Ranch ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with Springers Ranch.

  • Typical abbreviation for Springers Ranch: Springers Rnch.
  • While the name of this community is Springers Ranch, be aware that it's the common practice for mapmakers to remove the apostrophe from possessive names. So Springers Ranch may originally have been Springer's Ranch.
  • Sometimes the trailing 's' might be dropped altogether, in which case Springers Ranch might be written as Springer Ranch.

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 and 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Springers Ranch is historic, it would have been located within present day Hemphill County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Hemphill County: Ellis (OK), Roger Mills (OK), Lipscomb, Roberts & Wheeler.

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

  DirDistance
Hemphill     (The home county for Springers Ranch)
  Clear Creek   [Map]     NW   10 miles [16.1 km]<2>
  Glazier   [Map]     NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Canadian   [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Mendota - Historic   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
 
Lipscomb
  Higgins   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Lipscomb   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Timms City - Historic   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Follett   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Darrouzett   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Roberts
  Miami   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
 
Wheeler
  Zybach - Historic   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Allison   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Briscoe   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Mobeetie   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Wheeler   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Magic City   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Beckham (OK)
  Sweetwater (OK)   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Ellis (OK)
  Arnett (OK)   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Shattuck (OK)   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Gage (OK)   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Roger Mills (OK)
  Durham (OK)   [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Reydon (OK)   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Crawford (OK)   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Roll (OK)   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Cheyenne (OK)   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Strong City (OK)   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]

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

Newspapers Published in Springers Ranch ...

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 103 newspapers that have been published in the area around Springers Ranch.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Springers Ranch, there are papers which were published within 50 miles [80.5 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Springers Ranch.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites either 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 Springers Ranch:

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 Hemphill County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Lipscomb County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Roberts County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Wheeler County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Beckham County (OK):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Ellis County (OK):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Roger Mills County (OK):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for Texas:

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

Cemeteries Near Springers Ranch ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Springers Ranch.

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

Distance &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  ESE Prairie Dell Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WNW Edith Ford Memorial Cemeteries   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
 
      Within 11 miles [17.7 km]  
  S Cataline Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 13 miles [20.9 km]  
  ENE Lone Tree Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 16 miles [25.7 km]  
  SW Washita Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Union Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 17 miles [27.4 km]  
  S Zybach Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Lindley Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 18 miles [29 km]  
  ENE Belleview Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 19 miles [30.6 km]  
  NNE Higgins 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.

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

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

Glazier   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Springers Ranch
 - Glazier had railroad service and no post office
 
Canadian   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Springers Ranch
 - 1895 population of 486 people (with 2,683 people in 2018)
 - Canadian had a post office and railroad service
 
Mendota - Historic   [Map]
 - While Mendota was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Springers Ranch
 - Mendota had railroad service and no post office
 
Higgins   [Map]
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Springers Ranch
 - 1895 population of 213 people (with 402 people in 2018)
 - Higgins had a post office and railroad service
 
Lipscomb   [Map]
 - Located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the North (N) from Springers Ranch
 - Lipscomb had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mobeetie   [Map]
 - Located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Springers Ranch
 - 1895 population of 508 people (with 99 people in 2018)
 - Mobeetie had a post office and no railroad service
 
Miami   [Map]
 - Located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Springers Ranch
 - Miami had a post office and railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Springers Ranch. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Springers Ranch in the 1890's.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Texas

About Hemphill County

About Texas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Springers Ranch, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>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 from Point A (ie- Springers Ranch) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Springers Ranch. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.8789, Longitude: -100.1885     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Springers Ranch have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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