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Our Genealogy Helper for Vinton ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool which helps us with planning our trips.
  • We're trying to shape our Gazetteer as a tool to help us understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.
  • On our trips, we try to visit those places where our ancestors left their footprints.

By learning about Vinton (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 Vinton. 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.

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 southeast 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 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 east 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.

Vinton is located in El Paso County.

To see how the shape of Texas' counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of El Paso County: Dona Ana (NM), Otero (NM) & Hudspeth.

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

  • El Paso County     (The home county of Vinton)
    • Westway [El Paso County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westway
      • Westway [El Paso County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Vinton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westway have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westway
    • Anthony [El Paso County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Anthony
      • Anthony [El Paso County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Vinton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,257 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Anthony have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anthony
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Anthony<3>
    • Canutillo [El Paso County]
    • Prado Verde [El Paso County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prado Verde
      • Prado Verde [El Paso County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Vinton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prado Verde have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prado Verde
    • Smelter Town [El Paso County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smelter Town
      • Smelter Town [El Paso County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Vinton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smelter Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smelter Town
    • Fort Bliss [El Paso County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Bliss
      • Fort Bliss [El Paso County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Vinton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Bliss
    • El Paso [El Paso County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for El Paso
      • El Paso [El Paso County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Vinton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 681,534 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on El Paso
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for El Paso<3>
    • Homestead Meadows North [El Paso County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Homestead Meadows North
      • Homestead Meadows North [El Paso County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Vinton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Homestead Meadows North
    • Homestead Meadows [El Paso County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Homestead Meadows
      • Homestead Meadows [El Paso County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Vinton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Homestead Meadows have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Homestead Meadows
    • Belen [El Paso County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belen
      • Belen [El Paso County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Vinton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belen
    • Homestead Meadows South [El Paso County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Homestead Meadows South
      • Homestead Meadows South [El Paso County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Vinton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Homestead Meadows South
    • Sparks [El Paso County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sparks
      • Sparks [El Paso County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Vinton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sparks
  • Dona Ana County (NM)
    • Anthony [Dona Ana County]
    • La Union [Dona Ana County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for La Union
      • La Union [Dona Ana County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Vinton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on La Union
    • Berino [Dona Ana County]
    • Chamberino [Dona Ana County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chamberino
      • Chamberino [Dona Ana County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Vinton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chamberino
    • Santa Teresa [Dona Ana County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Santa Teresa
      • Santa Teresa [Dona Ana County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Vinton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Santa Teresa have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Santa Teresa
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Santa Teresa<3>
    • Sunland Park [Dona Ana County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunland Park
      • Sunland Park [Dona Ana County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Vinton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,449 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunland Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunland Park
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sunland Park<3>
    • Vado [Dona Ana County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vado
      • Vado [Dona Ana County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Vinton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vado have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vado
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vado<3>
    • Chaparral [Dona Ana County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chaparral
      • Chaparral [Dona Ana County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Vinton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chaparral have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chaparral
    • La Mesa [Dona Ana County]
    • Mesquite [Dona Ana County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mesquite
      • Mesquite [Dona Ana County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Vinton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mesquite have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mesquite
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mesquite<3>
    • Mesilla Park [Dona Ana County]
    • Mesilla [Dona Ana County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mesilla
      • Mesilla [Dona Ana County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Vinton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,844 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mesilla
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mesilla<3>

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

Newspapers Published in Vinton ...

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 56 newspapers that have been published in the area around Vinton.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Vinton, there are papers which were published within 30 miles [48.3 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Vinton.

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 offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Vinton:

  • 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.
    • Stories from New Mexico
    • Stories from Texas

Cemeteries Near Vinton ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Vinton.

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

  • Canutillo Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Canutillo Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Canutillo Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canutillo Cemetery
  • Old Berino Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Old Berino Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Old Berino Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Old Berino Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Vinton.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Berino Cemetery
  • Chamberino Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Chamberino Cemetery
    • Chamberino Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Vinton.
    • Chamberino Cemetery has also been known as:
    • San Luis Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chamberino Cemetery
  • Rest Lawn Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Rest Lawn Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Rest Lawn Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Rest Lawn Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Vinton.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rest Lawn Cemetery
  • Restlawn Memorial Park
  • St. Josephs Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Josephs Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Josephs Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • St. Josephs Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Vinton.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Josephs Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Ft. Bliss National Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ft. Bliss National Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ft. Bliss National Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Ft. Bliss National Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Vinton.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ft. Bliss National Cemetery
    • Concordia Cemetery
    • Evergreen Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Evergreen Cemetery
      • Evergreen Cemetery lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Vinton.
      • Evergreen Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Evergreen Alameda Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Evergreen Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #3479<4>
    • Temple Mount Sinai Cemetery
    • Evergreen Cemetery East
    • Tortugas Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Tortugas Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Tortugas Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Tortugas Cemetery lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Vinton.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tortugas Cemetery
    • Mt. Carmel Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Carmel Cemetery
      • Mt. Carmel Cemetery lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Vinton.
      • Mt. Carmel Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Our Lady of Mt. Carmel
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Carmel Cemetery
    • San Albino Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the San Albino Cemetery
      • San Albino Cemetery lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Vinton.
      • San Albino Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Mesilla Valley Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on San Albino Cemetery
    • Dona Ana County Cemetery

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.<5>

While we didn't find Vinton in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Vinton.

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

  • Canutillo [El Paso County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canutillo
    • Canutillo [El Paso County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Vinton
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Canutillo had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canutillo
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Canutillo<3>
  • Anthony [Dona Ana County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Anthony
    • Anthony [Dona Ana County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Vinton
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 91 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Anthony had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anthony
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Anthony<3>
  • Montoya [El Paso County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montoya
    • Montoya [El Paso County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Vinton
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Montoya had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Montoya have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montoya
  • Strauss [Dona Ana County] - Historic
    • While Strauss was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Strauss
    • Strauss [Dona Ana County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Vinton
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Strauss had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Strauss have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Courchesne [El Paso County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Courchesne
    • Courchesne [El Paso County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Vinton
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Courchesne had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Courchesne have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Courchesne
  • Lanark [Dona Ana County] - Historic
    • While Lanark was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lanark
    • Lanark [Dona Ana County] was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Vinton
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Lanark had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lanark have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Continue List ...
    • El Paso [El Paso County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for El Paso
      • El Paso [El Paso County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Vinton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 10,338 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 681,534 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, El Paso had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on El Paso
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for El Paso<3>
    • Mesquite [Dona Ana County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mesquite
      • Mesquite [Dona Ana County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Vinton
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Mesquite had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mesquite have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mesquite
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mesquite<3>
    • Alfalfa [El Paso County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alfalfa
      • Alfalfa [El Paso County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Vinton
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Alfalfa had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alfalfa have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alfalfa
    • Afton [Dona Ana County] - Historic
      • While Afton was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Afton
      • Afton [Dona Ana County] was located 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Vinton
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Afton had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Afton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Mesilla Park [Dona Ana County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mesilla Park
      • Mesilla Park [Dona Ana County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Vinton
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Mesilla Park had railroad service and no post office
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mesilla Park
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mesilla Park<3>
    • Ysleta [El Paso County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ysleta
      • Ysleta [El Paso County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Vinton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,562 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Ysleta had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ysleta have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ysleta
    • Mesilla [Dona Ana County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mesilla
      • Mesilla [Dona Ana County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Vinton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 137 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,844 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Mesilla had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mesilla
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mesilla<3>
    • Belen [El Paso County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belen
      • Belen [El Paso County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Vinton
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Belen had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belen
    • Las Cruces [Dona Ana County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Las Cruces
      • Las Cruces [Dona Ana County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Vinton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 105,096 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Las Cruces had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Las Cruces
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Las Cruces<3>

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Vinton. See our List of 1890's Communities around Vinton.

Mentions & References for Vinton

Communities in Texas

About El Paso County

About Texas

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

The official website for El Paso County: www.epcounty.com/

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

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- Vinton) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Vinton. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from VintonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Vinton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.9602, Longitude: -106.5946       In this case, the coordinates for Vinton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<5>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 Vinton, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.




 

 

 

 

 


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