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Our Genealogical Helper for Pax ...

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 Pax (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 insight while doing our genealogical research.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Pax. 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.

Newspapers Published in Pax ...

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 16 newspapers that have been published in the area around Pax.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Pax, there are papers which were published within 10 miles [16.1 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Pax.

Cemeteries Near Pax ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Pax.

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 new browser window will open with a Google map 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 and 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 Pax covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSE Pax Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Sutphin Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Cottle Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  WSW Lafferty Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Shepard Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Lively Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Maynor Cemetery   [Map]     
  S William Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Tyree Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Maynor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Ellison Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Lively Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Biggs Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Holly Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Tyree Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Powers Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Ewing Fork Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Workman Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  N Wriston Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Stover Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Stover Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Wright Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Stover Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Scarbro Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Sweeney Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Wriston Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Stover Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Peters Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Wriston Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hodge Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Maynor Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Rinehart Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Dunbar Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Workman Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Daniel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Turner Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Kingston Cemeteries   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Stover Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Artie Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Moles Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Dillon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW McGinnis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Meadows Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Wiseman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Athey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Harper Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Clay Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Daniel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Hilltop Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Fulton Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Stover Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Chambers Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Snuffer Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Meadow Haven Memorial Park   [Map]     
  WNW Hodge Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Price Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Rorrer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Clay Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Flashman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Cook Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Lucas Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Tulliver Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Calfee Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Mt. Tabor Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. TaborCemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Sunset Memorial Park   [Map]     
  SSE Teel Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE W.T. Warden Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE High Lawn Memorial Park   [Map]     
  NE Bays Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  N Page Tabernackle Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Jarrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW McGinnis Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Scarbrough Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Massey Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW McGinnis Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Bailey Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Wills Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Cantley Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Lafferty Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Sarrett - Lemon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Rorrer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Trump Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Clay Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Aliff Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Estep - Bailey Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Bone Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Pettry Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Cantley Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Massey Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Bradford Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Richmond Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Eunice Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Sarrett Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Cook Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Honaker Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Wills Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Daniels Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Henderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Covey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Trail Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE St. Sebastians Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Wildwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Perry Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Stanley Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Union Cemetery   [Map]     


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>

While we didn't find Pax in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Pax.

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

Cirtsville   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South (S) from Pax
 - Cirtsville had a post office and no railroad service
Roseville - Historic   [Map]
 - While Roseville was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North (N) from Pax
 - Roseville had a post office and no railroad service
Mossy   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Pax
 - Mossy had a post office and no railroad service
Clear Creek   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Pax
 - 1895 population of 11 people
 - Clear Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Mount Hope   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Pax
 - Mount Hope had a post office and no railroad service
Matville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Pax
 - 1895 population of 9 people
 - Matville had a post office and no railroad service
Prosperity   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Pax
 - 1895 population of 56 people
 - Prosperity had a post office and no railroad service
Oak Hill   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Pax
 - 1895 population of 98 people (with 8,338 people in 2017)
 - Oak Hill 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 Pax. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Pax in the 1890's.

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 hospitals and 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.

Pax is located in Fayette County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Fayette County: Greenbrier, Kanawha, Nicholas, Raleigh & Summers.

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

Fayette     (The home county for Pax)
      Mount Hope   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Harvey   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Oak Hill   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Thurmond   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      McDunn   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Powellton   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Beckwith   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Kaymoor - Historic   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Ansted   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Clifftop   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Gauley Bridge   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Janie   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Whitesville   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Elk Run Junction   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Sylvester   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Lindytown - Historic   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Keith   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Orgas   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Twilight   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Joes Creek   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Bald Knob   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Bandytown   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Greenwood   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Hartland   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Clay   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Rainelle   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      McRoss   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hines   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Vale   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Orient Hill   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Crichton   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Rupert   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Quinwood   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Brushy Junction - Historic   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Alderson   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Frazier   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Carbon   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Acme   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Eskdale   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Handley   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Hollygrove   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Pratt   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Cabin Creek   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Glasgow   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Cedar Grove   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      East Bank   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Winifrede   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Belle   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Alum Creek   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Sod   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Mineral City   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Mallory   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Man   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Logan   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Mitchell Heights   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Peach Creek   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      West Logan   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Banco   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Switzer   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Northfork   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Keystone   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Kimball   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Davy   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Elkhorn   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Welch   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Big Sandy   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Thorpe   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Anawalt   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Gary   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Matoaka   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Weyanoke   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Athens   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Johnston Town   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Montcalm   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Princeton   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bramwell   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Coopers   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Gilbert   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ballard   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Beech Glen   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Peaser Junction - Historic   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Summersville   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Odell Town   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Tolbert   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Muddlety   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bradley   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Prosperity   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Harper   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Piney View   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Stanaford   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Old Mill Village   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Mabscott   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      MacArthur   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Beckley   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Arnett   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Fairdale   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Crab Orchard   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Jumping Branch   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Hinton   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bellepoint   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Forest Hill   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Mullens   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Oceana   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bud   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Pineville   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Mullensville   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Clear Fork   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Baileysville   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Uno   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cub City   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or 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 Pax:

These websites are specific to West Virginia:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

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 Fayette County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Boone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Greenbrier County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Kanawha County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lincoln County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Logan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
McDowell County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Mercer County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Mingo County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Nicholas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Raleigh County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Summers County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wyoming County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of West Virginia,     of Fayette County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for West Virginia     Cemetery Wiki for West Virginia
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of West Virginia,     of Fayette County

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 Diaster Stories for ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within West Virginia

About Fayette County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of West Virginia:

Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Pax. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Pax

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pax. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.9098, Longitude: -81.2648     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Pax 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 Pax, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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