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Our Genealogical Helper for Saxman ...

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 Saxman (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 Saxman. 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 Saxman ...

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 11 newspapers that have been published in the area around Saxman.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Saxman, there are papers which were published within 21 miles [33.8 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Saxman.

Cemeteries Near Saxman ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Saxman.

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

Distance &
    Direction    

        Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  WNW New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ENE Richwood Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNW Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NE Hinkle Mountain Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mountain View Memorial Park   [Map]     
  W Olive Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  ESE Baber Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Downtain Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Fields Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNW Russell Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Penile Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Mountain Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Ward Road Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mountain Trail Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNE Powers Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Russell Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NNE Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  W Dixon Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Spruce Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Blacks Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Blacks Chapel 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.<2>

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

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

Richwood   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Saxman
 - 1895 population of 24 people (with 1,955 people in 2016)
 - Richwood had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lile   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Saxman
 - Lile had a post office and no railroad service
 
Leivasy   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Saxman
 - 1895 population of 28 people
 - Leivasy had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ophelia - Historic   [Map]
 - While Ophelia was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Saxman
 - Ophelia had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hominy Falls   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Saxman
 - Hominy Falls had a post office and no railroad service
 
Craigsville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Saxman
 - Craigsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Duo   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Saxman
 - Duo had a post office and no railroad service
 
Snow Hill   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Saxman
 - 1895 population of 37 people
 - Snow 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 Saxman. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Saxman 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 northeast 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 north.

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 north 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.

Saxman is located in Nicholas County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Nicholas County: Braxton, Clay, Fayette, Greenbrier, Kanawha & Webster.

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

  DirectionDistance
Nicholas     (The home county for Saxman)
      Richwood   [Map]   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Odell Town   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Craigsville   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Beaver   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Peaser Junction - Historic   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Summersville   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Muddlety   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Beech Glen   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
 
Braxton
      Canfield   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Sutton   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Gassaway   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Clem   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Flatwoods   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Heaters   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Exchange   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Calhoun
      Mudfork   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Clay
      Harrison   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Clay   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hartland   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Valley Fork   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Fayette
      Hilton Village   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Bellwood   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Clifftop   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Spring Dale   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Kaymoor - Historic   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Meadow Bridge   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Ansted   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Thurmond   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Beckwith   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Oak Hill   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Gauley Bridge   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Harvey   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Greenbrier
      Brushy Junction - Historic   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Quinwood   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Crichton   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Orient Hill   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Hines   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Rupert   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      McRoss   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Rainelle   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Falling Spring   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Unus   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Frankford   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Vale   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Clendenenville   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
 
Pocahontas
      Hillsboro   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Edray   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Marlinton   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Slaty Fork   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Huntersville   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cass   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Raleigh
      Royal - Historic   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Piney View   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bradley   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Stanaford   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Randolph
      Mingo   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Helvetia   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Summers
      Hinton   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Upshur
      Goshen   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Webster
      Camden-on-Gauley   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Cowen   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Upperglade   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Excelsior   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Addison   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hacker Valley   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 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 Saxman:

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 Nicholas County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Braxton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Greenbrier County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pocahontas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Raleigh County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Randolph County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Summers County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Upshur County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Webster County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      

Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of West Virginia,     of Nicholas County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for West Virginia
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for West Virginia
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of West Virginia,     of Nicholas 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 ...
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Other Roadside Stops ...



Visit our Community Index for West Virginia

About Nicholas County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of West Virginia: www.wv.gov/



Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Saxman. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.2098, Longitude: -80.5970     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Saxman have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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 Saxman, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Saxman.