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Stanton, Texas

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Our Genealogy Helper for Stanton ...

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 Stanton (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 Stanton. 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 southwest 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 south.

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 south 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.

Stanton is located in Martin County and is the County Seat.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Martin County: Andrews, Borden, Dawson, Gaines, Glasscock, Howard & Midland.

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

Martin     (The home county for Stanton)
  Lenorah   [Map]     NW   13 miles [20.9 km]<1>
  Tarzan   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Ackerly   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Sparenberg   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Gardendale   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Scharbauer City   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Odessa   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Garden City   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Webb Village   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Big Spring   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Knott   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Fairview   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Forsan   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Ziler   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Ross City - Historic   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Vealmoor   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Coahoma   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Otis Chalk - Historic   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Greenwood   [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Midland   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Midkiff   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Stanton ...

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 43 newspapers that have been published in the area around Stanton.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Stanton. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Stanton and those printed in the larger area surrounding Stanton.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 48 miles [77.2 km] of Stanton.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 - 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 Stanton:

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 Martin County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Dawson County:     Cyndi's



Ector County:     Cyndi's



Glasscock County:     Cyndi's



Howard County:     Cyndi's



Midland County:     Cyndi's



Upton County:     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Texas:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Texas,
Cemeteries of Martin 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 Stanton ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Stanton.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSE Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 17 miles [27.4 km]  
  WSW Valhalla Mausoleum   [Map]     
  NNE Knott Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 18 miles [29 km]  
  WSW Rest Haven Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 19 miles [30.6 km]  
  WSW Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Trinity Memorial Park   [Map]     
      Within 20 miles [32.2 km]  
  ENE Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 26 miles [41.8 km]  
  SE Garden City Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Fairhaven Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 28 miles [45.1 km]  
  WSW American Heritage Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NNE Vealmoor 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 in 1895, Stanton had a post office and no railroad service. In 2018, Stanton had a population of 3,011 people.

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

Germania   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Stanton
 - Germania had railroad service and no post office
Morita   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Stanton
 - Morita had railroad service and no post office
Midland   [Map]
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Stanton
 - 1895 population of 722 people (with 142,344 people in 2018)
 - Midland had a post office and railroad service
Big Spring   [Map]
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Stanton
 - 1895 population of 1,158 people (with 28,162 people in 2018)
 - Big Spring had a post office and railroad service
Garden City   [Map]
 - Located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Stanton
 - Garden City had a post office and no railroad service
Warfield   [Map]
 - Located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Stanton
 - Warfield had railroad service and no post office

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Stanton ...

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

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 Stanton:

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

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Martin County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Stanton. 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Stanton) 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 Stanton. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Stanton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Stanton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.1293, Longitude: -101.7895     [Map].

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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 Stanton, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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