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Stark, Texas
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Our Genealogy Helper for Stark ...

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 Stark (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 Stark. 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/Parishes ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties/parishes.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors 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/parishes 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/parishes, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Stark is located in Orange County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Orange County: Calcasieu (LA), Cameron (LA), Hardin, Jasper, Jefferson & Newton.

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

Orange     (The home county for Stark)
  Orangefield   [Map]     S   3 miles [4.8 km]<1>
  Mauriceville   [Map]     N   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Pinehurst   [Map]     E   5 miles [8 km]
  Lemonville - Historic   [Map]     N   5 miles [8 km]
  Texla   [Map]     N   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Bridge City   [Map]     S   7 miles [11.3 km]
  West Orange   [Map]     SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Vidor   [Map]     W   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Orange   [Map]     E   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Pine Forest   [Map]     W   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Pine Grove   [Map]     W   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Rose City   [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Winnie   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Stowell   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Rose Hill Acres   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Lumberton   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Silsbee   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Pinewood Estates   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Kountze   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Sour Lake   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Grayburg   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Village Mills   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Saratoga   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Evadale   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Buna   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Call Junction   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Kirbyville   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Central Gardens   [Map]     SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Groves   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Nederland   [Map]     SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Port Neches   [Map]     SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Higgins   [Map]     W   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Beaumont   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Port Arthur   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Port Acres   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
  Voth   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  La Belle   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Taylor Landing   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Bevil Oaks   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Sabine Pass   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Deweyville   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Call   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Fred   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Calcasieu (LA)
  Vinton (LA)   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Starks (LA)   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Edgerly (LA)   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Carlyss (LA)   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Sulphur (LA)   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  DeQuincy (LA)   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Prien (LA)   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Westlake (LA)   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Lake Charles (LA)   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Cameron (LA)
  Hackberry (LA)   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Cameron (LA)   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Newspapers Published in Stark ...

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 56 newspapers that have been published in the area around Stark.

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

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 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 Stark:

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 Orange County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Chambers County:     Cyndi's



Hardin County:     Cyndi's



Jasper County:     Cyndi's



Jefferson County:     Cyndi's



Newton County:     Cyndi's



Tyler County:     Cyndi's



Calcasieu Parish (LA):     Cyndi's



Cameron Parish (LA):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Texas:

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

Cemeteries Near Stark ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Stark.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Bland Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Linscomb Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSE Winfree Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Dorman Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSE Granger Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Jett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Wilkinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Singleton Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Kishi Colony Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Stephenson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Adcock Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Thomas Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hillcrest Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  E St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Parish Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SE Forest Lawn Memorial Park   [Map]     
  E Hebrew Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Mansfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hollywood Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Floyd Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Restlawn Memorial Park   [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.<2>

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

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

Tulane   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Stark
 - Tulane had railroad service and no post office
Terry   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Stark
 - Terry had a post office and no railroad service
Orange   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Stark
 - 1895 population of 3,173 people (with 18,484 people in 2018)
 - Orange had a post office and railroad service
Echo   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Stark
 - Echo had railroad service and no post office
Beaumont   [Map]
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the West (W) from Stark
 - 1895 population of 3,296 people (with 118,428 people in 2018)
 - Beaumont had a post office and railroad service
Vinton (LA)   [Map]
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Stark
 - Vinton had a post office and railroad service
Rosedale   [Map]
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the West (W) from Stark
 - Rosedale had a post office and no railroad service
Amelia   [Map]
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Stark
 - Amelia 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 Stark. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Stark in the 1890's.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Texas

About Orange County

About Texas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Orange County:

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 from Point A (ie- Stark) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Stark. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.1316, Longitude: -93.8677     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Stark have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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 Stark, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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