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Our Genealogical Helper for Saxon ...

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 Saxon (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 Saxon. 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 Saxon ...

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 18 newspapers that have been published in the area around Saxon.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Saxon, there are papers which were published within 13 miles [20.9 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Saxon.

Cemeteries Near Saxon ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Saxon.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNW Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Daniels Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Milam Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hurst Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Tabor Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Daniels Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Workman Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Trump Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Henderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Wills Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Sarrett - Lemon Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Richmond Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Accord Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Honaker Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Farmer Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Farmer Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Allen Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Worley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Snuffer Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Covey Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Trump Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Cook Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Flashman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Clay Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Rorrer Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  N Lafferty Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bailey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Richmond Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bradford Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE McDonald Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Sarrett Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Davis - Bailey Homestead Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Eunice Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Cantley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Cook Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Chambers Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  N Price Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Rorrer Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Wills Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Dickens Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Webb Cemetery   [Map]     
  N McGinnis Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNW Massey Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Lucas Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Cantley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Meadows Cemetery   [Map]     
  N McGinnis Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Scarbrough Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE McGinnis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Dillon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Cooks Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Massey Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NNW Jarrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pettry Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Trail Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Clay Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bone Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Tulliver Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Athey Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Wiseman Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Daniel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bone Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  E Snuffer Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Clay Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Harper Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Turner Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Jarrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Stover Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW William Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pettry Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Adkins Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  E Aliff Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Daniel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Wright Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Stover Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Stover Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Workman Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  ESE Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Sweeney Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Workman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Dunbar Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Harvey-Toler Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Glen Fork Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Slab Fork Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Cannaday Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Calfee Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Biggs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE William Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Maynor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Maynor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Ewing Fork Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Maynor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hodge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Moles Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Stover Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bailey Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S Tilley - Tolliver Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Sunset Memorial Park   [Map]     
  E Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Tabor Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. TaborCemetery   [Map]     
  N Estep - Bailey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Tyree Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Lafferty Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Shepard Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Sutphin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Stover Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Artie Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Fulton Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hodge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Asbury Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N 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 Saxon in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Saxon.

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

Redbird   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West Southwest (WSW) from Saxon
 - Redbird had a post office and no railroad service
Matville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Saxon
 - 1895 population of 9 people
 - Matville had a post office and no railroad service
Dry Creek   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Saxon
 - 1895 population of 22 people
 - Dry Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Crany   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Saxon
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Crany had a post office and no railroad service
Lester   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Saxon
 - 1895 population of 11 people (with 323 people in 2017)
 - Lester had a post office and no railroad service
McGraws   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Saxon
 - McGraws had a post office and no railroad service
Cirtsville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Saxon
 - Cirtsville had a post office and no railroad service
Clear Creek   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Saxon
 - 1895 population of 11 people
 - Clear Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Saulsville   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Saxon
 - 1895 population of 25 people
 - Saulsville 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 Saxon. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Saxon 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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Saxon is located in Raleigh County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Raleigh County: Boone, Fayette, Kanawha, Mercer, Summers & Wyoming.

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

Raleigh     (The home county for Saxon)
      Arnett   [Map]   N   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Fairdale   [Map]   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Tolleys   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Lester   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Harper   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Crab Orchard   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Old Mill Village   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Sophia   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Mabscott   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      MacArthur   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Prosperity   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Bradley   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Lindytown - Historic   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Greenwood   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Rocklick   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Whitesville   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Bald Knob   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Barrett   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Janie   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Twilight   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Bandytown   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Elk Run Junction   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Pondco   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Sylvester   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Pax   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Harvey   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      McDunn   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Oak Hill   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Powellton   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Thurmond   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Beckwith   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Montgomery   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Smithers   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Kaymoor - Historic   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Rainelle   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      McRoss   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Vale   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hines   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Orient Hill   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Carbon   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Acme   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Eskdale   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Handley   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Cabin Creek   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hollygrove   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      East Bank   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Glasgow   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Pratt   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Winifrede   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cedar Grove   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Belle   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Sod   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Alum Creek   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Mineral City   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Mallory   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Man   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Logan   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Peach Creek   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Switzer   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      West Logan   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Mitchell Heights   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Omar   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hedgeview   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Thompson Town   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Chapmanville   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Davy   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Keystone   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Kimball   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Northfork   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Welch   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Big Sandy   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Elkhorn   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Gary   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Thorpe   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Anawalt   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Iaeger   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Union City   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Matoaka   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Weyanoke   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Montcalm   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bramwell   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Coopers   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Athens   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Johnston Town   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Princeton   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Edison   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bluefield   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Oakvale   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Gilbert   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Baisden   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Gilbert Creek   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Wharncliffe   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Pie   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Musick   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Red Jacket   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Beech Glen   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Jumping Branch   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bellepoint   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hinton   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Forest Hill   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Oceana   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Mullens   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Pineville   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Mullensville   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Bud   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Clear Fork   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Baileysville   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Uno   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Cub City   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Tazewell (VA)
      Pocahontas (VA)   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Boissevain (VA)   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Abbs Valley (VA)   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bluefield (VA)   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 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 Saxon:

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 Raleigh County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Boone 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    
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    
Nicholas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Summers County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wyoming County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tazewell County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

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

Search for a Community located in West Virginia

About Raleigh County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Saxon. 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 starting in Saxon. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Saxon) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Saxon. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.7982, Longitude: -81.4148     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Saxon 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 Saxon, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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