Who loves to share more the genealogists? Here are some more sites that might be helpful, you may already know about them:
Towns in TX:
Old postoffices in TX:
Lots of good sites when you go to the rootsweb.com site, click and look. And, easy to remember if you lose any of these sites. There's one for towns anywhere in the U.S., so you can tell the county, that's for people who have research other then TX (^_^):
GNIS, if you haven't used this one, I usually just type in name of what I want, select state of TX, and leave "feature" blank, then everything with that name in TX will come up. I've found cemeteries not listed, because they did show a church with same name, and the little cemetery was next to the church. Click on what you want, then click on "Show Feature Location", wait for it all to come up. First it will show the location on a map of U.S., then scroll down and it will show a local map, and you can zoom in and out. We had an earthquake here in CA, out in the desert. We name our quakes, and it was named for an old nearby mine. I tried the name of the mine, clicked on mine etc. There it was. But, when I did elementary school my boys attended, it gave the wrong town. When the map came up, it showed correct location. So, like anything on the "net" be careful. (^_^)
Now, when you run out of things to look at, I don't want you getting into trouble, so here is a site that might keep you busy just looking. Just scroll on down to numbered list:
When you have plenty of time, try #10 -- American Life Stories. It's one of the WPA projects, they interviewed local old timers in the 1930s. Of course, none of my people were interviewed, but they do have interesting tidbits of local history. I saw one who mentioned Billy the Kid, and I thought to myself, I had people living in NM in the 1930s, so I checked out NM. Well, everyone must have had some kind of personal knowledge or connection to Billy the Kid, it was a hoot. Then you get down to the bottom of the list and lots of Civil War sites, too.
Happy Hunting (^_^)
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