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The location of Texas









Our Genealogy Helper for Texas ...

So far, we have found very little information about Texas. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Texas to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Texas, please Contact Us.


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 Texas (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 Texas. 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 southwest 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 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Texas is historic, it would have been located within present day Tucker County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Tucker County: Barbour, Grant, Preston & Randolph.

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

  DirDistance
Tucker     (The home county for Texas)
  Parsons   [Map]     SE   8 miles [12.9 km]<2>
  Hambleton   [Map]     SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Hendricks   [Map]     SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Thomas   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Davis   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Canaan Valley   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
 
Barbour
  Valley Bend   [Map]     SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Belington   [Map]     SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Philippi   [Map]     W   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Union   [Map]     W   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Adaland   [Map]     W   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Wellington Heights   [Map]     W   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Junior   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Berryburg   [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Audra   [Map]     SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Elk City   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
 
Grant
  Bayard   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Arthur   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Petersburg   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Harrison
  Bridgeport   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Anmoore   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Stonewood   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Despard   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Nutter Fort   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Lost Creek   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Enterprise   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Shinnston   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Adamston   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Clarksburg   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Gore   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Lumberport   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  West Milford   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
Lewis
  Jane Lew   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Garton Village   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Smith Village   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Weston   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Cox Town   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Valley Chapel   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Marion
  Hebron   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Pleasant Valley   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Whitehall   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Fairmont   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Garden Village   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Monongah   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Barrackville   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Rivesville   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Helens Run   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Pleasant View   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Worthington   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Farmington   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Grant Town   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
Mineral
  Hartmansville   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Sulphur City   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Elk Garden   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Monongalia
  Smithtown   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Brookhaven   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Arnettsville   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Morgantown   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Westover   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Cheat Lake   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Granville   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Baker Ridge   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Canyon   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Osage   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Star City   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Cassville   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Pendleton
  Onego   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Brushy Run   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Circleville   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Preston
  Rowlesburg   [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Newburg   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Tunnelton   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Aurora   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Threefork Bridge   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Heathers Run   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Arthurdale   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Kingwood   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Reedsville   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Terra Alta   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Albright   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Masontown   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Brandonville   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Randolph
  Montrose   [Map]     S   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Tigheville   [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Leadsville   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Elkins   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Canfield   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Womelsdorf   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Beverly   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Harman   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Mill Creek   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Huttonsville   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Helvetia   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Taylor
  Knottsville   [Map]     NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Grafton   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Fetterman   [Map]     NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Flemington   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
 
Upshur
  Gormley   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Excelsior   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Buckhannon   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Hoover Town   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Frenchton   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Wilsontown   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Garrett (MD)
  Red House (MD)   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Loch Lynn Heights (MD)   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Mountain Lake Park (MD)   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Oakland (MD)   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Deer Park (MD)   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Kitzmiller (MD)   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  McHenry (MD)   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Swanton (MD)   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Accident (MD)   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Friendsville (MD)   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Fayette (PA)
  Point Marion (PA)   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Texas ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Texas.

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

Distance &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NW Mt. Cassell Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NW Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  ESE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Leading Creek Primitive Baptist Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  E Bonifield Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Olivet Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Limestone Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  ENE Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Olive Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Silent Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE McNeely Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Collett Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Goff Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hile Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bolyard Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Nazareth Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Welch Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Texas ...

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 59 newspapers that have been published in the area around Texas.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Texas, there are papers which were published within 16 miles [25.7 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Texas.

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.

Texas itself is historic and was described in the Rand McNally Atlas as having a post office and no railroad service.

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

Auvil   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Texas
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Auvil had a post office and no railroad service
 
Valley Furnace   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Texas
 - 1895 population of 12 people
 - Valley Furnace had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kirt   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Texas
 - Kirt had a post office and no railroad service
 
Saint George   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Texas
 - 1895 population of 316 people
 - Saint George had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kasson   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Texas
 - 1895 population of 40 people
 - Kasson had a post office and railroad service
 
Nestorville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Texas
 - 1895 population of 125 people
 - Nestorville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kalamazoo   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Texas
 - Kalamazoo had a post office and no railroad service
 
Meadowville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Texas
 - 1895 population of 59 people
 - Meadowville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Montrose   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Texas
 - 1895 population of 42 people (with 154 people in 2017)
 - Montrose had a post office and railroad service
 
Hannahsville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Texas
 - 1895 population of 22 people
 - Hannahsville 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 Texas. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Texas in the 1890's.

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 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 Texas:

These websites are specific to West Virginia:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Website for the West Virginia State Archives

Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives website for the State of West Virginia to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Tucker County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Barbour County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Grant County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Harrison County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Lewis County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Marion County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Mineral County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Monongalia County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Pendleton County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Preston County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Randolph County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Taylor County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Upshur County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Garrett County (MD):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Fayette County (PA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

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

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 West Virginia
 
Also see Disaster Stories for ...
      Maryland
      Pennsylvania

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Texas ...

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

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 Texas:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Express Office, no Railroad mentioned

The GNIS database contains an entry for Texas. See our Misc Page for Texas for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of West Virginia

About Tucker County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of West Virginia: https://www.wv.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Texas, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Texas) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Texas. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.1673, Longitude: -79.8048     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Texas have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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