Texas Transportation Archive - Genealogy Indexes
 
TTA's goal is to digitize and offer for free viewing its collection of early Texas maps, city directories, and other material of genealogy interest, especially as it relates to Texas transportation history. Our main site is located at ttarchive.com.
 
         
 

In addition to these indexes, we have photographs, manuscripts and railroad and sawmill employee information accessible through our main Search Engine. We recommend you check both the library and the search engine.

Page Index:
> County Pages
> Community Pages
> Directories and Lists
> Employees of Early Railroads or Sawmills
> Maps
> Main TTA Library

   
         
 
 
 
 
 
County Pages  
     
 

Andrews County
Angelina County
Aransas County
Bowie County
Cass County
Cherokee County
Edwards County
Gaines County
Gregg County
Hardin County

Harrison County
Houston County
Jasper County
Jefferson County
Liberty County
Marion County
Montgomery County
Morris County
Motley County
Nacogdoches County

Newton County
Orange County
Panola County
Polk County
Real County
Rusk County
Sabine County
San Augustine County
San Jacinto County
Shelby County

Trinity County
Tyler County
Upshur County
Uvalde County
Walker County
Williamson County
Wood County
 
     
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Community Pages (listed by county)  
     
 

Polk County
Carmona

 

 
 
     
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Directories and Lists  
 

 

 
  Business Directories and Gazetteer Indexes  
 

R. G. Dun's Mercantile Directory, 1919
R. G. Dun's Mercantile Directory, 1923
Texas State Gazetteer and Business Directory, 1914

 
     
  Texas City Directories and Telephone Subscribers (by county)  
  Polk County
Livingston (1909)
 
     
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Employees of Railroads, Sawmill Towns and Log Camps  
 

 

 
  Employee Database  
 

>> Access through the TTA Search Engine
Approximately 8,000 names of railroad and sawmill employees, spanning 1850's - 1960's. Information includes duties, years of service, spouse, birth and death dates, and residence during employ. Expanded and updated monthly. [Read more about this database]

 
     
 

Coming Soon: Kirby Log Camp Residents Lists, ca. 1915 - 1925
Kirby Lumber Company maintained inventory lists of their milltown and log camp housing and their occupants. We have extracted this information where we have found it in the Clayton Library in Houston, and the East Texas Research Center in Nacogdoches. Information includes head(s) of household, house number, rent paid, outstanding debt, name of milltown or log camp, year of residents, and miscellaneous information.

 
     
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Historic Maps  
 

 

 
  Soil Maps, Topos, Highway, Railroad, etc.  
 

Historic topographic, soil, engineering, and highway maps for Texas and Louisiana. Bulk of material is from the period 1890-1950. Emphasis is on the railroad and lumber industries and vanished communities. Choose from the links below or view the TTA Map page.

 
     
 
     
Andrews  
  Midland & Northwestern Railway 1917 (RRC)  
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  Aransas  
 

Aransas Pass, Texas 1923. (Topo)
Aransas Harbor Terminal Railway, 1923 (USGS)

Aransas Harbor Terminal Railway, Proposed Construction, 1910s. (ICC)

 
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  Archer  
  Southwestern Railway at Archer City, Texas, 1912. (Soil)  
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Bell  
  Bartlett Western Railway layout at Bartlett, Texas in 1920's (Hand)  
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  Bexar  
  Artesian Belt Railway, 1930's.
San Antonio & Gulf Railway, 1895. (Atlas)
 
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  Bowie  
 

Carbondale, Texas and Unknown Log Railroad. (Topo)
Munz, Texas 1906 showing railroad. (Topo)
North-East Texas Railroad, 1906. (Topo)
Redwater, Texas, 1907. (Topo)

 
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Cameron  
  Port Isabel & Rio Grande Valley Railway Map, Unknown Year. (Unk)  
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  Cass  
 

Atlanta and Queen City, Texas 1910. (Topo)
Bivins, Texas, 1910. (Topo)
Black Bayou Lumber Co., 1907. (Topo)
Bloomburg, Texas 1910. (Topo)
Clark & Boice Lumber Co. tram near Cloninger School. (Topo)
Clark & Boice Lumber Co. tram near Flat Creek community, 1912. (Topo)
Flat Creek, Texas, showing Clark & Boice Tram, 1912. (Topo)
Grogan Lumber Co. Tram at Bivins, 1905-07. (Topo)
Grogan Lumber Co. Tram Railroad near New Colony in Cass, 1910. (Topo)
McCoy, Louisiana and unknown log tram, 1905-07. (Topo)
Texas, Arkansas & Louisiana Railway, 1907. (Topo)

 
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  Clay  
  Archer City, Texas, 1912
Southwestern Railway at Archer City, Texas, 1912. (Soil)
 
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Dallas  
  Bois D'Arc & Southern Railway, 1936. (Hwy)  
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  Dimmit  
  Asherton and Gulf Railway, 1922. (Topo)  
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Edwards  
  Uvalde & Northern Railway, 1936. (Hwy)  
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Fisher  
  Roby & Northern Railway and Connections, 1920s? (Co)  
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Gaines  
  Midland & Northwestern Railway 1917 (RRC)  
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Hardin  
 

Grayburg, Texas 1955. (Topo)
Honey Island, Texas, 1955. (Topo)
Riverside & Gulf R.R. at Milvid, Texas. 1910. (Co)
Silsbee, Texas, 1955. (Topo)
Thicket, Texas and unknown abandoned logging railroad grade, 1955. (Topo)

 
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  Harrison  
 

Eagleton, Texas, 1912. (Soil)
Elysian Fields, Texas, Map Inset, 1936. (Hwy)
Harleton, Texas, 1912. (Soil)
Marshall & East Texas Railway at Harleton, Texas, 1912. (Soil)
Marshall, Elysian Fields & Southeastern Railway, 1936. (Hwy)
Pine Ridge, Texas, 1912. (Soil)

 
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  Hidalgo  
  San Antonio & Rio Grande Ry, USGS Coal Map. (Topo)  
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  Houston  
  Weldon, Texas Plat Map. (Plat)  
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Jack  
 

Graham, Texas 1927. (Topo)
Jermyn, Texas 1936. (Hwy)

 
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  Jasper  
 

Evadale, Texas, 1955. (Topo)
Gulf, Beaumont & Kansas City Railroad, 1895 (Atlas)
Lakeview, Texas and Unknown Logging Railroad, 1926. (Topo)
Miller-Vidor Lumber Co., General map of Texas operations, 1910. (Co)

 
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  Jeff Davis  
  Rio Grande Northern Railroad, 1892. (Topo)
Rio Grande Northern Railroad, 1895. (Atlas)
 
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  Jefferson  
 

Galveston, Beaumont & Northeastern R.R., 1910. (Co)
Gulf, Beaumont & Kansas City Railroad, 1895 (Atlas)
Voth, Texas and Kirby Lumber Co. Mill Town Layout. (Hand)

 
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  Jones  
  Hamlin & Northwestern Railway 1936, Map Composite. (Hwy)  
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Kaufman  
  Bois D'Arc & Southern Railway, 1936. (Hwy)  
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LaSalle  
  Asherton and Gulf Railway, 1922. (Topo)  
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  Liberty  
 

Dayton, Texas Track Map, 1920. (Eng)
Fuqua, Texas 1955. (Topo)
Llano, Texas 1911. (Topo)
Miller-Vidor Lumber Co., General map of Texas operations, 1910. (Co)
Peach River & Gulf Railway, 1910. (Co)
Riverside & Gulf R.R. at Milvid, Texas. 1910. (Co)
Trinity Valley & Northern Railway at Dayton, Texas, 1920. (ICC)
Trinity Valley & Northern Railway, 1919 Valuation Map. (ICC)
Trinity Valley & Northern Railway, Existing, Abandoned and Proposed Routes, 1930. (Co)

 
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Marion  
  Clark & Boice Lumber Co. mill layout at Jefferson, Texas, 1910's. (Eng)
Jefferson, Texas, 1938. (Topo)
 
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  Midland  
  Midland & Northwestern Railway 1917 (RRC)  
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  Milam  
  Rockdale, Sandow & Southern Railway, 1925. (Soil)  
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  Montgomery  
  Miller-Vidor Lumber Co., General map of Texas operations, 1910. (Co)
Peach River & Gulf Railway, 1910. (Co)
 
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  Morris  
 

Naples & Sulphur River Railroad (same as Sullivan-Sanford Lumber Co. Tram Railroad, 1909)
Sullivan-Sanford Lumber Co. Tram Railroad, 1909 (showing entire route). (Soil)
Sullivan-Sanford Lumber Co. Tram Railroad (showing partial route). (Topo)

 
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Nacogdoches  
 

Caro, Texas, 1936. (Hwy)
Nacogdoches & Southeastern Railway, and Frost-Johnson Lumber Compnay Tram, 1936. (Hwy)

 
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  Newton  
 

Deweyville, Texas, 1936. (Hand)
Gulf, Beaumont & Kansas City Railroad, 1895 (Atlas)
Wiergate, Texas, 1941. (Topo)

 
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Orange  
  Lakeview, Texas and Unknown Logging Railroad, 1926. (Topo)
Peavy-Moore Lumber Co. Tram at Texla, 1926. (Topo)
Texla and Bowen, Texas, 1926. (Topo)
 
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Palo Pinto  
 

Graford, Texas 1936. (Hwy)
Graford, Texas, 1924 Showing Railroad Layout. (Topo)
Oran, Texas, 1924. (Topo)

 
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  Polk  
 

Camden, Texas, 1955. (Topo)
Carmona and Ragley, Texas, 1930 (Soil)
Corrigan, Texas, 1930. (Soil)
Goodrich, Texas 1930, Showing Unknown Logging Railroad. (Soil)
New Willard, Texas, 1930. (Topo)
Onalaska, Texas, 1910s, plat and engineering map. (Eng)
Onalaska, Texas, 1930 showing railroad. (Soil)
Stryker, Texas, 1927. (Topo)

 
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Real  
  Uvalde & Northern Railway, 1936. (Hwy)  
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  Rusk  
  Pine Hill, Texas, Plat Map, 1900s. (Plat)  
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Sabine  
 

Bronson, Texas plat and railroad map, 1917. (ICC)
Lufkin, Hemphill & Gulf Railway, 1936. (Hwy)
Temple Lumber Co. and tram railroad at Pineland, 1936. (Hwy)
Watson Sawmill between Bronson and Hemphill, 1917. (ICC)

 
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  San Augustine  
  Nacogdoches & Southeastern Railway, and Frost-Johnson Lumber Compnay Tram, 1936. (Hwy)  
     
  San Patricio  
 

Aransas Harbor Terminal Railway, 1923 (USGS)
Aransas Harbor Terminal Railway, Proposed Construction, 1910s. (ICC)

 
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  Scurry  
 

Fluvanna, Texas, 1931. (Soil)
Fluvanna, Texas, 1936 Map Inset. (Hwy)

 
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  Stephens  
 

Frankell, Texas 1936 Map Inset. (Hwy)

 
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  Stonewall  
  Hamlin & Northwestern Railway 1936, Map Composite. (Hwy)  
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Throckmorton  
  Woodson, Texas, 1936 Map Inset. (Hwy)  
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  Trinity  
 

Apple Springs, Texas Plat and Railroad, 1919. (ICC)
Barnum, Texas, 1919. (ICC)
Chester, Texas, 1955. (Topo)
Trinity, Texas, Thompson Brothers Lumber Co. Mill (Unk)

 
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  Tyler  
 

Colmesneil, Texas, mid-1910's. (ICC)
East Texas & Gulf Railway, 1920s. (RRC)
Warren, Corsicana & Pacific Railway at Warren, Texas, Early 1900s. (RRC)

 
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  Upshur  
  Ore City, Texas, 1917. (ICC)  
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Uvalde  
  Asphalt Belt Railway, 1936 Highway Map Composite. (Hwy)
Uvalde & Northern Railway, 1936. (Hwy)
 
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Van Zandt  
 

Grand Saline, Texas 1955. (Topo)
Texas Short Line Railway, 1936. (Hwy)
Van, Texas, 1955. (Topo)

 
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  Victoria  
  Victoria, Texas, early 1900’s. (Atlas)  
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Webb  
  Rio Grande & El Paso Railway, 1936. (Hwy)  
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  Wichita  
 

Burkburnett, Texas, 1915. (Topo)

 
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  Williamson  
 

Bartlett Western Railway layout at Bartlett, Texas in 1920's (Hand)
Florence, Texas, 1918. (ICC)
Jarrell, Texas Railroad, Depot, and Cotton Platform, 1918. (ICC)
Williamson County, 1895. (Atlas)

 
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  Wilson  
  San Antonio & Gulf Railway, 1895. (Atlas)  
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  Wood  
  Texas Short Line Railway, 1936. (Hwy)  
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Zavalla  
  Asphalt Belt Railway, 1936 Highway Map Composite. (Hwy)  
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Louisiana Maps  
     
  Caddo Parish  
  McCoy, Louisiana and unknown log tram, 1905-07. (Topo)  
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  East Feliciana Parish  
  Jackson and McManus, Louisiana showing unknown line of railroad. (Soil)  
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  Sabine Parish  
  Victoria, Fisher & Western Railway, 1911 Postal Map. (Other)  
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Text and images were digitized and proofread from the original source documents by Murry Hammond, 2006. We are grateful to Rootsweb for providing server space to publish this page - thanks Rootsweb!

Contact Murry for all corrections, additions, and contributions of new material.