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Our Genealogy Helper for Stairtown ...

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 Stairtown (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 Stairtown. 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.

Stairtown is located in Caldwell County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Caldwell County: Bastrop, Fayette, Gonzales, Guadalupe, Hays & Travis.

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

Caldwell     (The home county for Stairtown)
  Prairie Lea   [Map]     NW   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Fentress   [Map]     NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Joliet   [Map]     NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Mineral Springs - Historic   [Map]     NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Luling   [Map]     SE   5 miles [8 km]
  Soda Springs   [Map]     E   7 miles [11.3 km]
  McNeil   [Map]     E   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Brownsboro   [Map]     NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Seawillow   [Map]     NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Martindale   [Map]     NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Lockhart   [Map]     N   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Maxwell   [Map]     N   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Tilmon   [Map]     NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Bateman   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Red Rock   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Cedar Creek   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Rosanky   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Wyldwood   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Kovar   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Togo   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Upton   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Bastrop   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Phelan   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Smithville   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Saint Hedwig   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Airport City   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Selma   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Universal City   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Adkins   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Converse   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Live Oak   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Lone Oak   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Hunter   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Freiheit   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Gruene   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Thorn Hill   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  New Braunfels   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Preiss Heights   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Royal Forest   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Landa Park Highlands   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  First Crossing   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Jentsch Acres   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Solms   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Sattler   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Canyon City   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Hochheim   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Westhoff   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Pearl City   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Flatonia   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Muldoon   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Praha   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Ottine   [Map]     SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Harwood   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Belmont   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Monthalia - Historic   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  Bebe   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Leesville   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Cost   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Gonzales   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Dewville   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Waelder   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Wrightsboro   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Nixon   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Hamon   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Staples   [Map]     NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Kingsbury   [Map]     SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Galle   [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Redwood   [Map]     NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Zorn   [Map]     W   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Lauback   [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Geronimo   [Map]     W   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Barbarosa   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Seguin   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Dugger   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Camp Willow   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Clear Springs   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Lake Dunlap   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Uhland   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  San Marcos   [Map]     NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Niederwald   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Goforth   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Kyle   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Mountain City   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Buda   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Hays City   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Hays   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Cloptins Crossing   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Pioneer Town   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Wimberley   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Woodcreek   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Gillett   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Moulton   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Shiner   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Mustang Ridge   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Creedmoor   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Elroy   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Manchaca   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Onion Creek   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  San Leanna   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Shady Hollow   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Tanglewood Forest   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Garfield   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Del Valle   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Sunset Valley   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Austin   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Webberville   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Nockenut   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Caddo   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Pandora   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Alum   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  La Vernia   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Stockdale   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Carpenter   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Sutherland Springs   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Denhawken   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Grass Pond Colony - Historic   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Kicaster   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Newspapers Published in Stairtown ...

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 101 newspapers that have been published in the area around Stairtown.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Stairtown, there are papers which were published within 31 miles [49.9 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Stairtown.

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 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 Stairtown:

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 Caldwell County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Bastrop County:     Cyndi's



Bexar County:     Cyndi's



Comal County:     Cyndi's



DeWitt County:     Cyndi's



Fayette County:     Cyndi's



Gonzales County:     Cyndi's



Guadalupe County:     Cyndi's



Hays County:     Cyndi's



Karnes County:     Cyndi's



Lavaca County:     Cyndi's



Travis County:     Cyndi's



Wilson County:     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Texas:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Texas,
Cemeteries of Caldwell County
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Texas   Cemetery Wiki for Texas
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page   Cemeteries for Texas

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 Stairtown ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Stairtown.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNE Kelly Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Appling Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Ussery Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Prairie Lea Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW San Juan #2 Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Happle Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Marines Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Vogel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pentress Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Highsmith Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Community Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  ESE St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Loehmann Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Koonsen Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Appling Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Harrison Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Isidora Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNE Popps Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Kingsbury Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Nixon Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Lone Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Teas Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Staples Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Staples African-American Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSE St. James Cemetery   [Map]     
  E McNeil Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Dickerson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Blackwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Cliett Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  ESE Plum Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Ebbon Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Clear Fork Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Humphrey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Staples Mexican-American Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Tuttle Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Crayton Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Jechow Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Wade Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  NE Branyon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Kennedy 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 Stairtown in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Stairtown.

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

Prairie Lea   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West Northwest (WNW) from Stairtown
 - 1895 population of 167 people
 - Prairie Lea had a post office and no railroad service
Luling   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Stairtown
 - 1895 population of 1,792 people (with 5,954 people in 2018)
 - Luling had a post office and railroad service
Kingsbury   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Stairtown
 - 1895 population of 185 people (with 130 people in 2018)
 - Kingsbury had a post office and railroad service
Staples   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Stairtown
 - Staples had a post office and no railroad service
Martindale   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Stairtown
 - 1895 population of 95 people (with 1,272 people in 2018)
 - Martindale had a post office and no railroad service
Maxwell   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Stairtown
 - Maxwell had a post office and railroad service
Tilmon   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Stairtown
 - Tilmon had a post office and no railroad service
Lockhart   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Stairtown
 - 1895 population of 1,233 people (with 13,924 people in 2018)
 - Lockhart had a post office and railroad service
Belmont   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South (S) from Stairtown
 - 1895 population of 310 people
 - Belmont 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 Stairtown. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Stairtown in the 1890's.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Caldwell County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Texas:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Stairtown) 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 Stairtown. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Stairtown

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Stairtown. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 29.7183, Longitude: -97.7278     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Stairtown 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 Stairtown, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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