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Oxford Junction, Nebraska

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Our Genealogy Helper for Oxford Junction ...

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 Oxford Junction (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 Oxford Junction. 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.

Name Variations for Oxford Junction ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with Oxford Junction.

  • Typical abbreviation for Oxford Junction: Oxford Jct. (or less commonly used: Oxford Jctn.)

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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Oxford Junction is located in Harlan County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Harlan County: Norton (KS), Phillips (KS), Franklin, Furnas, Kearney & Phelps.

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

Harlan     (The home county for Oxford Junction)
  Mascot   [Map]     NE   3 miles [4.8 km]<1>
  Stamford   [Map]     S   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Flynn Junction   [Map]     SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Orleans   [Map]     SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Alma   [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Huntley   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Ragan   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Republican City   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Elm Creek   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Odessa   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Overton   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Lexington   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Naponee   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Hildreth   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Bloomington   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Macon   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Franklin   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Upland   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Eustis   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Orafino   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Oxford   [Map]     NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Hollinger   [Map]     SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Edison   [Map]     W   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Beaver City   [Map]     SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Arapahoe   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Hendley   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Holbrook   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Wilsonville   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Cambridge   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Smithfield   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Elwood   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Wilcox   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Axtell   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Minden   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Kearney City - Historic   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Atlanta   [Map]     NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Loomis   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Holdrege   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
  Bertrand   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Funk   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Westmark   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
Red Willow
  Bartley   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Lebanon   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Norton (KS)
  Almena (KS)   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Norton (KS)   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Rockwell City (KS) - Historic   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Oronoque (KS)   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Dellvale (KS)   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Phillips (KS)
  Long Island (KS)   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Prairie View (KS)   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Phillipsburg (KS)   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Logan (KS)   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Speed (KS)   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Oxford Junction ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Oxford Junction.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNW Oxford Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NE Spring Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNW Kellner Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  S Stamford Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Turner Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Deaver Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SE Orleans Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Highland Union Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Edison Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 11 miles [17.7 km]  
  S Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Stump Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  

Newspapers Published in Oxford Junction ...

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 134 newspapers that have been published in the area around Oxford Junction.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Oxford Junction, there are papers which were published within 49 miles [78.9 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Oxford Junction.

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 in 1895, Oxford Junction had railroad service and no post office.

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

Oxford   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Oxford Junction
 - Oxford had no post office or railroad service
Oxford   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Oxford Junction
 - 1895 population of 428 people (with 754 people in 2017)
 - Oxford had a post office and railroad service
Mascot   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Oxford Junction
 - Mascot had no post office or railroad service
Mascot   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Oxford Junction
 - Mascot had a post office and railroad service
Stamford   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Oxford Junction
 - Stamford had no post office or railroad service
Stamford   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Oxford Junction
 - Stamford had a post office and railroad service
Edison   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Oxford Junction
 - Edison had no post office or railroad service
Edison   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Oxford Junction
 - Edison had a post office and railroad service
Orleans   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Oxford Junction
 - 1895 population of 812 people (with 383 people in 2017)
 - Orleans 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 Oxford Junction. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Oxford Junction in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites either offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although 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 Oxford Junction:

These websites are specific to Nebraska:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Website for the Library/Archives Division of the Nebraska State Historical Society

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

These pages are specific to Harlan County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Buffalo County:     Cyndi's



Dawson County:     Cyndi's



Franklin County:     Cyndi's



Frontier County:     Cyndi's



Furnas County:     Cyndi's



Gosper County:     Cyndi's



Kearney County:     Cyndi's



Phelps County:     Cyndi's



Red Willow County:     Cyndi's



Norton County (KS):     Cyndi's



Phillips County (KS):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Nebraska:

Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Nebraska   Cemetery Wiki for Nebraska
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page   Cemeteries for Nebraska

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 Nebraska
Also see Disaster Stories for ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Oxford Junction ...

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

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 Oxford Junction:

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

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Oxford Junction. See our Misc Page for Oxford Junction for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Nebraska

About Harlan County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Nebraska:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Oxford Junction) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oxford Junction. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.2350, Longitude: -99.5990     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Oxford Junction 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:

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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 Oxford Junction, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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