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Our Genealogy Helper for Sterrett Hill ...

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 Sterrett Hill (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 Sterrett Hill. 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 northwest 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 north.

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 west contained birth and death records; the county to the north 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.

Sterrett Hill is located in Panola County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Panola County: Caddo (LA), De Soto (LA), Harrison, Rusk & Shelby.

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

Panola     (The home county for Sterrett Hill)
  Beckville   [Map]     SW   4 miles [6.4 km]<1>
  Center Point - Historic   [Map]     NW   5 miles [8 km]
  Carthage   [Map]     S   10 miles [16.1 km]
  De Berry   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Clayton   [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Murvaul   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Buncome   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Panola   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Gary City   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Long Branch   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
  Dotson   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Henrys Chapel   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Easton   [Map]     NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Lakeport   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Longview   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Fredonia   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Rolling Meadows   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Danville   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Greggton   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Kilgore   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Judson   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Teneryville   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  White Oak   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Seven Pines   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Clarksville City   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Elysian Fields   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Marshall   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Hallsville   [Map]     NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Scottsville   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Nesbitt   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Jonesville   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Noonday   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Waskom   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Woodlawn   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Pope City   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Harleton   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Karnack   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Morton   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Macedonia   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Jackson   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Jefferson   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Kellyville   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Garrison   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Whispering Pines   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Tatum   [Map]     W   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Brachfield   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Henderson   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Caledonia   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Minden   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Jacobs   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Concord   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Friars   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Joinerville   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Laird Hill   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Mount Enterprise   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  New London   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Sexton City   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Tenaha   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Timpson   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Joaquin   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Haslam   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Arcadia   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Center   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Campti   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Shelbyville   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Wright City   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Jamestown - Historic   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Arp   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Browning   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Sinclair City   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  East Mountain   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  James   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Diana   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Union Grove   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Indian Rock   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Ore City   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Caddo (LA)
  Bethany (LA)   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Spring Ridge (LA)   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Greenwood (LA)   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Edgewood Village (LA)   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Keithville (LA)   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Western Hills Village (LA)   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  South Towne Heights (LA)   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Longwood Village (LA)   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Silver Pine Village (LA)   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Summer Grove (LA)   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Chateau Village (LA)   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Blanchard (LA)   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Mooringsport (LA)   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
De Soto (LA)
  Keachi (LA)   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Longstreet (LA)   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Logansport (LA)   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Stonewall (LA)   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Gloster (LA)   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Grand Cane (LA)   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Stanley (LA)   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]

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

Newspapers Published in Sterrett Hill ...

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 65 newspapers that have been published in the area around Sterrett Hill.

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

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 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 - although it should be mentioned 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 Sterrett Hill:

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 Panola County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Cherokee County:     Cyndi's



Gregg County:     Cyndi's



Harrison County:     Cyndi's



Marion County:     Cyndi's



Nacogdoches County:     Cyndi's



Rusk County:     Cyndi's



Shelby County:     Cyndi's



Smith County:     Cyndi's



Upshur County:     Cyndi's



Caddo Parish (LA):     Cyndi's



De Soto Parish (LA):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Texas:

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

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Sterrett Hill.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  E Grand Bluff Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Langley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Bethel Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Conner Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Rehobeth Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Piney Grove Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Watson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Campground Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Fite Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Crossroads Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Gill Community Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Tatum Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  W Martin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NNW Rock Springs Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Walton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Cave Springs Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Woodley Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Champion Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Roseborough Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Ewing Chapel Hall Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSE Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Fourmile Cemetery   [Map]     
  N St. Mary's Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Harmony Hill 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 Sterrett Hill in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Sterrett Hill.

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

Beckville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Sterrett Hill
 - 1895 population of 307 people (with 824 people in 2018)
 - Beckville had a post office and railroad service
Tatum   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Sterrett Hill
 - Tatum had a post office and railroad service
Delray   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Sterrett Hill
 - Delray had a post office and no railroad service
Carthage   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Sterrett Hill
 - 1895 population of 554 people (with 6,521 people in 2018)
 - Carthage had a post office and railroad service
Fair Play   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Sterrett Hill
 - Fair Play had a post office and no railroad service
Midyett   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Sterrett Hill
 - Midyett had a post office and no railroad service
De Berry   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East (E) from Sterrett Hill
 - 1895 population of 127 people
 - De Berry had a post office and no railroad service
Elysian Fields   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Sterrett Hill
 - 1895 population of 135 people
 - Elysian Fields had a post office and no railroad service
Easton   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Sterrett Hill
 - Easton had railroad service and no post office
Clayton   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Sterrett Hill
 - 1895 population of 163 people
 - Clayton 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 Sterrett Hill. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Sterrett Hill in the 1890's.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Texas

About Panola County

About Texas

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Sterrett Hill. 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- Sterrett Hill) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sterrett Hill. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.2896, Longitude: -94.3924     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sterrett Hill 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 Sterrett Hill, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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