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Tunis, Texas

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Our Genealogical Helper for Tunis ...

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 Tunis (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 insight while doing our genealogical research.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Tunis. 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.

Newspapers Published in Tunis ...

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 76 newspapers that have been published in the area around Tunis.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Tunis, there are papers which were published within 32 miles [51.5 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Tunis.

Cemeteries Near Tunis ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Tunis.

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 new browser window will open with a Google map 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 and 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 Tunis covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  S Brazos Bottom Baptist Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  W Providence Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSE Giesenschlag Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Zion Hill Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  S Mound Prairie Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Draper Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SE Snock Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Snook Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Goodson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Canaan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Cooks Point Brethren Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Cook's Point Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Kramer Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Slovak Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W New Tabor Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Lawrence Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Merle Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Carr Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Evangelical United Church of Christ Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Salem Baptist Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Elizabeth Chapel Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W New Tabor Brethren Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Bird Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Khrone Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Newsome Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Goodwill Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Elizabeth Lutheran Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Jezek Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  W Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Pillow Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Woodfork Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Old City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  NNW Teals Prairie Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Red Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Rollin Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Rowland Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W St. Marys Catholic Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Masonic Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  


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 Tunis had a population of 187 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Cooks Point   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Tunis
 - 1895 population of 87 people
 - Cooks Point had a post office and no railroad service
Davidson   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Tunis
 - Davidson had railroad service and no post office
Merle - Historic   [Map]
 - While Merle was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Tunis
 - Merle had a post office and no railroad service
Caldwell   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) from Tunis
 - 1895 population of 1,250 people (with 4,326 people in 2016)
 - Caldwell had a post office and railroad service
Lyons   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Tunis
 - Lyons had a post office and railroad service
Frenstat   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Tunis
 - Frenstat had a post office and no railroad service
Bryan   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Tunis
 - 1895 population of 2,979 people (with 83,260 people in 2016)
 - Bryan had a post office and railroad service
Somerville   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South (S) from Tunis
 - Somerville 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 Tunis. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Tunis in the 1890's.

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.

Tunis is located in Burleson County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Burleson County: Brazos, Lee, Milam, Robertson & Washington.

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

Burleson     (The home county for Tunis)
      Snook   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Caldwell   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Lyons   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Frenstat   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Scofield - Historic   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Chriesman   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Clay   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Deanville   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      New Wehdem   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sempronius - Historic   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Kenney   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bleiblerville   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Industry   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Stone City   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Rye - Historic   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Bryan   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Wellborn   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      College Station   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Boonville   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Millican   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Wixon Valley   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Allen Farm   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Kurten   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Carmine   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ledbetter   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Round Top   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Walhalla   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Warrenton   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Nechanitz   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Roznov   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Warda   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Navasota   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Iola   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Anderson   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Roans Prairie   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Shiro   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bedias   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Richards   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Dime Box   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Lexington   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Giddings   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Blue   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      North Zulch   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Gause   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Milano   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Port Sullivan - Historic   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Rockdale   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Maysfield   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Crossroads   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cameron   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Silver City   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Baileyville   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Thorndale   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Mumford   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Hearne   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Wheelock   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Calvert   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      New Baden   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Owensville   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Saint Paul   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hempstead   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Gay Hill   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Independence   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Burton   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Washington - Historic   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Brenham   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Graball - Historic   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Chappell Hill   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or 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 - 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 Tunis:

These websites are specific to Texas:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Website for the Texas State Library and Archives Commission

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 Burleson County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Austin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Brazos County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Grimes County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Milam County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Robertson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Waller County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Washington County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Texas:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Texas,     of Burleson County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Texas
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Texas
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Texas,     of Burleson 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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Tunis ...

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

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 Tunis:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Tunis.
      See our Misc Page for Tunis for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Texas

About Burleson County

About Texas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Texas: www.texas.gov/

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tunis. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.5449, Longitude: -96.5272     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Tunis 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: findagrave.com.

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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 Tunis, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Tunis.