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Our Genealogy Helper for Stewart Palms (aka 'Stewart Palms Colonia') ...

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 Stewart Palms (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 Stewart Palms. 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 and hospitals 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.

Stewart Palms is located in Hidalgo County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Hidalgo County: Brooks, Cameron, Kenedy, Starr & Willacy.

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

Hidalgo     (The home county for Stewart Palms)
  Aloha Village   [Map]     W   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Alton North   [Map]     W   Less than 2 miles
  Alton   [Map]     W   Less than 2 miles
  Palmhurst   [Map]     S   2 miles [3.2 km]
  West Sharyland   [Map]     SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Mission   [Map]     S   5 miles [8 km]
  La Homa   [Map]     SW   5 miles [8 km]
  Monte Christo - Historic   [Map]     N   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Citrus City   [Map]     W   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Doffing   [Map]     W   6 miles [9.7 km]
  McAllen   [Map]     SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Palmview South   [Map]     SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Palmview   [Map]     SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Bixby   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Grand Acres   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Ratamosa   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Santa Rosa   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Tierra Bonita   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  North La Feria Village   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Solis   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Yznaga   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Arroyo Alto   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  La Feria North   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  La Feria   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Windsong Village   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Longoria Townsite   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  La Victoria   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  La Grulla   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Alto Bonito   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  West Alto Bonito   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Garciasville   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Arkansas City   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Delmita   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  El Refugio   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  La Puerta   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  La Carla   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  San Isidro   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Las Lomas   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Rio Grande City   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Lasara   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Zapata Ranch   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Lyford South   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Sebastian   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Ranchette Estates   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Lyford   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Raymondville   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Los Angeles Subdivision   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 - 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 Stewart Palms:

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 Hidalgo County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Cameron County:     Cyndi's


Starr County:     Cyndi's



Willacy County:     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Texas:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Texas,
Cemeteries of Hidalgo 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

Cemeteries Near Stewart Palms ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Stewart Palms.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSE Valley Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Laurel Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Temple Emanuel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Roselawn Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  ESE Palm Valley Memorial Gardens   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSE La Piedad Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW San Jose Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Guadalupe Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hillcrest Memorial Park   [Map]     
  E Restlawn Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW San Antonio Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Granjeno Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Old Edinburg 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 Stewart Palms in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Stewart Palms.

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

Havana   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Stewart Palms
 - Havana had a post office and no railroad service
Hidalgo   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South (S) from Stewart Palms
 - 1895 population of 389 people (with 14,083 people in 2018)
 - Hidalgo had a post office and no railroad service
Los Angeles   [Map]
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Stewart Palms
 - Los Angeles had railroad service and no post office

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Stewart Palms. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Stewart Palms in the 1890's.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Texas

About Hidalgo County

About Texas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Hidalgo 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- Stewart Palms) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Stewart Palms. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 26.2934, Longitude: -98.2903     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Stewart Palms 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 Stewart Palms, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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