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Our Genealogy Helper for Steedham ...

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 Steedham (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 Steedham. 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 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.

Steedham is located in Grayson County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Grayson County: Bryan (OK), Love (OK), Marshall (OK), Collin, Cooke, Denton & Fannin.

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

Grayson     (The home county for Steedham)
  Southmayd   [Map]     S   4 miles [6.4 km]<1>
  Sadler   [Map]     W   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Gordonville   [Map]     NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Dixie   [Map]     W   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Whitesboro   [Map]     W   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Pottsboro   [Map]     NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Knollwood   [Map]     E   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Sherman   [Map]     SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Frontier Village   [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Ethel   [Map]     S   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Dorchester   [Map]     SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Collinsville   [Map]     SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Twin City   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Mantua - Historic   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Celina   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Weston   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Anna   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Westminster   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Melissa   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Prosper   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Parris   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Valdasta   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  McKinney   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  New Hope   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Blue Ridge   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Frognot   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Cross Roads   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Dexter   [Map]     NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Callisburg   [Map]     W   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Lake Kiowa   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Custer City - Historic   [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Oak Ridge   [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Burns City   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Gainesville   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Hemming   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Lindsay   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Valley View   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Myra   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Era   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Marysville   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Pilot Point   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Aubrey   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Krugerville   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Sanger   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Providence Village   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Cross Roads   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Lincoln Park   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Little Elm   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Oak Point   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Hackberry   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Denton   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Quakertown - Historic   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Krum   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Savoy   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Mulberry   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Ector   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Ravenna   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Trenton   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Sowells Bluff   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Randolph   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Ridings   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Bonham   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Ivanhoe   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Leonard   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Bailey   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Bryan (OK)
  Cartwright (OK)   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Colbert (OK)   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Platter (OK)   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Hendrix (OK)   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Kemp (OK)   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Achille (OK)   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Mead (OK)   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Calera (OK)   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Silo (OK)   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Durant (OK)   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Armstrong (OK)   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Albany (OK)   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Kenefic (OK)   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Carter (OK)
  Dickson (OK)   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Ardmore (OK)   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Johnston (OK)
  Bee (OK)   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Mannsville (OK)   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Ravia (OK)   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Tishomingo (OK)   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Milburn (OK)   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Love (OK)
  Thackerville (OK)   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Marietta (OK)   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Burneyville (OK)   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Overbrook (OK)   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Jimtown (OK)   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Leon (OK)   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Marshall (OK)
  McBride (OK)   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
  New Woodville (OK)   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Kingston (OK)   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Lebanon (OK)   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Cumberland (OK)   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Madill (OK)   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Oakland (OK)   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Little City (OK)   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]

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

Newspapers Published in Steedham ...

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 96 newspapers that have been published in the area around Steedham.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Steedham, there are papers which were published within 29 miles [46.7 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Steedham.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites either 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 Steedham:

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 Grayson County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Collin County:     Cyndi's



Comanche County:     Cyndi's



Cooke County:     Cyndi's



Denton County:     Cyndi's



Fannin County:     Cyndi's



Bryan County (OK):     Cyndi's



Carter County (OK):     Cyndi's



Johnston County (OK):     Cyndi's



Love County (OK):     Cyndi's



Marshall County (OK):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Texas:

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

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Steedham.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Christian Chapel Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  S Kendall Chapel Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Sadler Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Enterprise Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Hagerman Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Basin Springs Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSE Fox Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Shires Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Offutt Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Berry Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  E Keirsey Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Mt. Tabor Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SE Friendship Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Vaden Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Gordonville Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Black Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Locust Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Dixie Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Diamond Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Macomb Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Forest Woodmen Circle   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Campbell Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Georgetown Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Allison Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Henry Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Thompson Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Oakwood Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SW Tuck Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SW Brooks Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Cedar Mills Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Holder Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Government Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Grubb Cemetery   [Map]     
  W County Line Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Dye Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SW Welch Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Chambers Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE West Hill Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Austin Street Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Liberty Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Lake Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Blassingame Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Porter Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Akers 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, Steedham had a post office and no railroad service.

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

Basin Springs   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Steedham
 - Basin Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Sadler   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Steedham
 - Sadler had railroad service and no post office
Southmayd   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Steedham
 - Southmayd had a post office and railroad service
Whitesboro   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Steedham
 - 1895 population of 1,170 people (with 4,078 people in 2018)
 - Whitesboro had a post office and railroad service
Gordonville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Steedham
 - 1895 population of 182 people
 - Gordonville had a post office and no railroad service
Pottsboro   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Steedham
 - 1895 population of 286 people (with 2,449 people in 2018)
 - Pottsboro had a post office and railroad service
Sandusky   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Steedham
 - Sandusky had a post office and no railroad service
Cedar Mills   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Steedham
 - 1895 population of 146 people
 - Cedar Mills 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 Steedham. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Steedham in the 1890's.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Steedham ...

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

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 Steedham:

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

The GNIS database contains an entry for Steedham. See our Misc Page for Steedham for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Grayson County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Grayson County:

The official website for State of Texas:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Steedham) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Steedham. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6973, Longitude: -96.7794     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Steedham 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 Steedham, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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