While searching the web for information about my ancestors, I have occasionally stumbled
across names of towns and cemeteries and other places that are named REEVES, along
with other descriptive words, such as Reevesville, SC. This has led me to add this
segment to my page, as it may be yet another resource for REEVES researchers.
REEVESVILLE, SC - Population was 244 in 1990. Located in Dorchester County.
Reeves County, TX - The following additional information was contributed by Felton
Reeves of Thomaston, Ga:
Reeves county was named after George R. Reeves. Mr. Reeves was born in the state
of Tennessee in 1826. He lived in Arkansas for a while, but after his marriage to
Jane Moore in 1844, he moved to Grayson County, Texas where he was a farmer and a
rancher. Two years after his arrival in Grayson County, he began to serve the county
in different ways. His first job was as tax collector for the county. In 1848 he
was elected Sheriff and soon after served as Grayson County's House Representative.
He remained in Austin until the War Between the States began. In 1861 he helped organize
the 11th Texas Cavalry. His first rank was Captain, but he soon rose to Colonel and
was assigned to Wheeler's cavalry. Col. Reeves led his men in such famous battles
as the 100-day seige of Atlanta. He also waged guerilla warfare on Sherman's forces
as they made their infamous march to the sea. In 1873, Col. Reeves returned home
and was sent again to Austin. In 1881 he was elected Speaker of the House, and continued
in that role until his death in 1882. Shortly after his death a new county was formed
from Pecos County, and was named REEVES COUNTY in Col. Reeves' honor.
-Reeves Field, Lemore Naval Base, CA - Named after Admiral Joseph Mason Reeves.
-Reeves Place, CA - An unincorporated community in Mendocino County, CA. The history
of its naming is not known.
-Reeves, Louisiana - This is a village in Allen Parish, Louisiana, with a population
of 209 people in the 2000 census.
-Reeves, Kildare County, Ireland - It is a townland and tower house located near
the River Liffey 20 km upstream from Dublin, Ireland. The tower house was built c
-Reeves College - Alberta, Canada. The college was founded in 1961 by C.J. Reeves,
It is a post-secondary facility with four campuses, specializing in training students
for business and health-care careers in under one year.
Reevesville, Illinois - This town, first named Wellington, was renamed for a local
sawmill, owned by the Reeves brothers. The community grew with the advent of the
railroad industry, and became a main water and fuel stop for steam engines.