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Our Genealogical Helper for Wolfe City ...

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 Wolfe City (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 Wolfe City. 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 the area of Wolfe City ...

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 69 newspapers that have been published in the area around Wolfe City.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Wolfe City. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Wolfe City and those printed in the larger area surrounding Wolfe City.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> of Wolfe City.

Cemeteries Near Wolfe City ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Wolfe City.

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

Distance &
    Direction    

        Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  SE Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Westbrook Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ENE Brecheen Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Old Rehobeth Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Kelly Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Rehobeth Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Vaughn Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NE Center Point Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Nicholson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Onstot Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Wesley Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Willow Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Gober Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Celeste Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE South Sulphur Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N Biggerstaff Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Sonora Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  N Biggs Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Odd Fellows Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Woods Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Kingston Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE McFarland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Oak Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Barnhart Boles Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE New Harmony Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Merrill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Wall Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW White Rock 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 Wolfe City had a population of 867 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2016, Wolfe City had a population of 1,447 people.

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

Aberfoyle   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Wolfe City
 - 1895 population of 47 people
 - Aberfoyle had a post office and railroad service
 
Hickory Creek   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Wolfe City
 - 1895 population of 76 people
 - Hickory Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gober   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Wolfe City
 - Gober had a post office and no railroad service
 
White Rock   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Wolfe City
 - 1895 population of 158 people
 - White Rock had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bailey   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Wolfe City
 - Bailey had a post office and railroad service
 
South Sulphur   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Wolfe City
 - South Sulphur had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ladonia   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Wolfe City
 - 1895 population of 765 people (with 612 people in 2016)
 - Ladonia had a post office and railroad service
 
Celeste   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Wolfe City
 - 1895 population of 250 people (with 856 people in 2016)
 - Celeste had a post office and railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Wolfe City. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Wolfe City 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals 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.

Wolfe City is located in Hunt County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Hunt County: Collin, Delta, Fannin, Hopkins, Kaufman, Rains & Rockwall.

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

  DirectionDistance
Hunt     (The home county for Wolfe City)
      Aberfoyle   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Celeste   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Kingston   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Yowell   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Neylandville   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Commerce   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Campbell   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Merit   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Greenville   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Weiland   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Caddo Mills   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hendrix   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
 
Collin
      Frognot   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Blue Ridge   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Farmersville   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Westminster   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Valdasta   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Josephine   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Copeville   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Nevada   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Princeton   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Anna   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Melissa   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Mantua - Historic   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
 
Dallas
      Sachse   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Delta
      Jot-Em-Down   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Needmore   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Pecan Gap   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Klondike   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Ben Franklin   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Cooper   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Enloe   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Lake Creek   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
 
Fannin
      Gober   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Bailey   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Ladonia   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Silver City   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Bug Tussle - Historic   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Leonard   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Randolph   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Dodd City   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Windom   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Bonham   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Trenton   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Honey Grove   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
 
Grayson
      Whitewright   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Kentucky Town   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Bells   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Tom Bean   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Whiterock   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Van Alstyne   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Luella   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Howe   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Sherman   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Twin City   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Frontier Village   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Dorchester   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Hopkins
      Cumby   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Ridgeway   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Palestine   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Brashear   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Miller Grove   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Divide   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Tira   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Sulphur Springs   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bonanza   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Dike   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Sulphur Bluff   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Como   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Lamar
      Petty   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Roxton   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Brookston   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Toco   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Frog Hop - Historic   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Biardstown   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hopewell   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sumner   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Paris   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Taylor Town   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Caviness   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Reno   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Rains
      Point   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      East Tawakoni   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Emory   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Rockwall
      Royse City   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Fate   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Mobile City   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Rockwall   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      McLendon-Chisholm   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Bryan (OK)
      Kemp (OK)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hendrix (OK)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Albany (OK)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Wade (OK)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Achille (OK)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with 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 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 Wolfe City:

These websites are specific to Texas:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Website for the //www.tsl.texas.gov/

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 Hunt County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Collin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Dallas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Delta County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fannin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Grayson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hopkins County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lamar County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Rains County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Rockwall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bryan County (OK):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Texas:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Wolfe City ...

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

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 Wolfe City:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office  
 
We have found Wolfe City in these Censuses: 2010-1990
      See our Census Page for Wolfe City for more information.
 
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Wolfe City.
      See our Misc Page for Wolfe City for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...



The Communities of Texas

About Hunt County

About Texas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Hunt County: www.huntcounty.net

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' (or point-to-point) distance that stretches from Wolfe City. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Wolfe City) 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 Wolfe City. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Wolfe City

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wolfe City. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.3705, Longitude: -96.0686     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wolfe City 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 Wolfe City, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Wolfe City.