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Our Genealogy Helper for Springtown ...

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 Springtown (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 Springtown. 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 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.

Springtown is located in Parker County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Parker County: Erath, Hood, Jack, Johnson, Palo Pinto, Tarrant & Wise.

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

  DirDistance
Parker     (The home county for Springtown)
  Goshen   [Map]     W   3 miles [4.8 km]<1>
  Carter   [Map]     SW   5 miles [8 km]
  Reno   [Map]     E   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Sanctuary   [Map]     SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Poolville   [Map]     W   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Dicey   [Map]     S   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Peaster   [Map]     SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Willow Park   [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Hudson Oaks   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Weatherford   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Authon   [Map]     SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Annetta North   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
 
Clay
  Newport   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Cooke
  Rosston   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Dallas
  Coppell   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Denton
  Elizabethtown   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Justin   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  DISH   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Northlake   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Roanoke   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Ponder   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Stony   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Corral City   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Marshall Creek   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Trophy Club   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Argyle   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Bartonville   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
 
Hood
  Cresson   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Brazos Bend   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Oak Trail Shores   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Acton   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  DeCordova   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Granbury   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Lipan   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Jack
  Gibtown   [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Westbrook   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Perrin   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Jacksboro   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Bob Town   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Johnson
  Godley   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Burleson   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Cross Timber   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Briaroaks   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Joshua   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Montague
  Sunset   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  New Harp   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Fruitland   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Forestburg   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Salona   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Palo Pinto
  Wolters Village   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Mineral Wells   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Graford   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Palo Pinto   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Santo   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Tarrant
  Azle   [Map]     SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Pelican Bay   [Map]     E   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Pecan Acres   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Eagle Mountain   [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Lakeside   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Lake Worth   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  Saginaw   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Sansom Park   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  White Settlement   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Haslet   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Westworth Village   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Blue Mound   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
 
Wise
  Briar   [Map]     E   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Boyd   [Map]     NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Newark   [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Aurora   [Map]     NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Paradise   [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Boonsville   [Map]     NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Rhome   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  New Fairview   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Bridgeport   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Decatur   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Lake Bridgeport   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Runaway Bay   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]

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

Newspapers Published in Springtown ...

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 142 newspapers that have been published in the area around Springtown.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Springtown, there are papers which were published within 29 miles [46.7 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Springtown.

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 it should be mentioned 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 Springtown:

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 Parker County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Clay County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Cooke County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Dallas County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Denton County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Hood County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Jack County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
 
Johnson County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Montague County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
 
Palo Pinto County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Tarrant County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Wise County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for Texas:

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

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Springtown.

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

Distance &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNW Annas Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Opal Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Goshen Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  ESE Jay Bird / Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSE Bud Clark Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Keeter Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  E Azleland Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Nelson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Erwin Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Clark Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Stokes Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Garvin Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SE Reynolds Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Boyd Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Arkansas Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Wright Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Smith - Frazier Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Gillie 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Springtown had a population of 657 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service. In 2018, Springtown had a population of 3,049 people.

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

Carter   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Springtown
 - Carter had a post office and no railroad service
 
Keeter   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Springtown
 - Keeter had a post office and no railroad service
 
Agnes   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Springtown
 - 1895 population of 35 people
 - Agnes had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cottondale   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Springtown
 - 1895 population of 111 people
 - Cottondale had a post office and no railroad service
 
Briar   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Springtown
 - 1895 population of 303 people
 - Briar had a post office and no railroad service
 
Azle   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Springtown
 - Azle had a post office and no railroad service
 
Poolville   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) from Springtown
 - Poolville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dicey   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) from Springtown
 - Dicey 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 Springtown. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Springtown in the 1890's.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Springtown ...

While our initial data about Springtown came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Springtown 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 Springtown.

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 Springtown:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned

We have found Springtown in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Springtown for more information.

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Texas

About Parker County

About Texas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Parker County: www.co.parker.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' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Springtown) to Point B.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Springtown. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.9681, Longitude: -97.6843     [Map].
<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.
<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 Springtown, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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