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Our Genealogy Helper for State Ferry ...

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 State Ferry (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 State Ferry. 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 doctors 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.

State Ferry is located in Houston County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Houston County: Anderson, Angelina, Cherokee, Leon, Madison, Trinity & Walker.

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

Houston     (The home county for State Ferry)
  Austonio   [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]<1>
  Lovelady   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Cooper   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Halls Bluff Town - Historic   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Crockett   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Latexo   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Grapeland   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Harrison Town   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Kennard   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Fog Town   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Kurten   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Bedias   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Iola   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Shiro   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Richards   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Roans Prairie   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Anderson   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Leona   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Centerville   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Normangee   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Russell   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Flynn   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Hilltop Lakes   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Concord   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Jewett   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Marquez   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Newby   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Buffalo   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Midway   [Map]     NW   5 miles [8 km]
  Madisonville   [Map]     W   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Zulch - Historic   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  North Zulch   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Danville - Historic   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Dacus   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Willis   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Montgomery   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Onalaska   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Ridge   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
San Jacinto
  Oakhurst   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Pointblank   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Laurel Hill   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Mill Town   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Trinity   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Glendale   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Pennington   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Groveton   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Lacy   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Sumpter - Historic   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Woodlake   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Center Point - Historic   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Kittrell   [Map]     E   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Riverside   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  Huntsville   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Wesley Grove   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Dodge   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Goshen - Historic   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  New Waverly   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]

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

Newspapers Published in State Ferry ...

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 69 newspapers that have been published in the area around State Ferry.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of State Ferry, there are papers which were published within 35 miles [56.3 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for State Ferry.

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 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 - 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 State Ferry:

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 Houston County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Brazos County:     Cyndi's



Grimes County:     Cyndi's



Leon County:     Cyndi's



Madison County:     Cyndi's



Montgomery County:     Cyndi's



Polk County:     Cyndi's



Robertson County:     Cyndi's



San Jacinto County:     Cyndi's



Trinity County:     Cyndi's



Walker County:     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Texas:

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

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of State Ferry.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  E Old Plantation Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  ESE Mason Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NW Midway Southside Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Falba Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Calhoun Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Falba Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Weldon Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Larrison Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  E Spivey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bozeman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Adams - Little Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Douglas Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Burrows Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Rocky Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Farris Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Cincinnati Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Park Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Dunlap Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Tan Yard Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Alphin 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 State Ferry in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of State Ferry.

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

Midway   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from State Ferry
 - 1895 population of 56 people (with 237 people in 2018)
 - Midway had a post office and no railroad service
Connor   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from State Ferry
 - Connor had a post office and no railroad service
Antioch - Historic   [Map]
 - While Antioch was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from State Ferry
 - Antioch had a post office and no railroad service
Madisonville   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West (W) from State Ferry
 - 1895 population of 418 people (with 4,735 people in 2018)
 - Madisonville had a post office and no railroad service
Ash   [Map]
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North (N) from State Ferry
 - Ash had a post office and no railroad service
Lovelady   [Map]
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from State Ferry
 - 1895 population of 416 people (with 635 people in 2018)
 - Lovelady had a post office and railroad service
Trinity   [Map]
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the East (E) from State Ferry
 - 1895 population of 856 people (with 2,771 people in 2018)
 - Trinity had a post office and railroad service
Middleton   [Map]
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from State Ferry
 - 1895 population of 56 people
 - Middleton had a post office and no railroad service
Riverside   [Map]
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from State Ferry
 - 1895 population of 178 people (with 542 people in 2018)
 - Riverside 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 State Ferry. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring State Ferry in the 1890's.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Texas

About Houston County

About Texas

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for State Ferry. 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 from Point A (ie- State Ferry) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in State Ferry. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.9771, Longitude: -95.6736     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for State Ferry 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 State Ferry, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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