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Our Genealogy Helper for Star Route ...

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 Star Route (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 Star Route. 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 southeast 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 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 east 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.

Star Route is located in Cochran County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Cochran County: Lea (NM), Roosevelt (NM), Bailey, Hockley & Yoakum.

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

Cochran     (The home county for Star Route)
  Morton   [Map]     E   6 miles [9.7 km]<1>
  Bledsoe   [Map]     SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Whiteface   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Maple   [Map]     N   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Enochs   [Map]     NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Bula   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Stegall   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Muleshoe   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Pep   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Sundown   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Whitharral   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Levelland   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Opdyke West   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Lockettville   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Anton   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Sudan   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Amherst   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Littlefield   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Bronco   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Plains   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
Lea (NM)
  Crossroads (NM)   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Gladiola (NM) - Historic   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Roosevelt (NM)
  Causey (NM)   [Map]     NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Milnesand (NM)   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Dora (NM)   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Portales (NM)   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Newspapers Published in Star Route ...

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 74 newspapers that have been published in the area around Star Route.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Star Route, 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 Star Route.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 - 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 Star Route:

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 Cochran County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Bailey County:     Cyndi's



Hockley County:     Cyndi's


Lamb County:     Cyndi's



Yoakum County:     Cyndi's



Lea County (NM):     Cyndi's



Roosevelt County (NM):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Texas:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Texas,
Cemeteries of Cochran 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
Also see Disaster Stories for ...
      New Mexico

Cemeteries Near Star Route ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Star Route.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNW Maple Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  NNE Enochs Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 16 miles [25.7 km]  
  NE Bula Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 17 miles [27.4 km]  
  WSW Perkins Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Causey Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 18 miles [29 km]  
  ENE St. Phillips Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 19 miles [30.6 km]  
  N Baileyboro Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 20 miles [32.2 km]  
  WSW Bluitt Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 21 miles [33.8 km]  
  NW Inez Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 23 miles [37 km]  
  WNW Longs Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 24 miles [38.6 km]  
  WNW Richland Cemetery   [Map]     

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Star Route. 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 'straight-line' (or 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- Star Route) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Star Route. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.7476, Longitude: -102.8658     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Star Route 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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