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Our Genealogy 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 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 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.

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 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.

To see how the shape of West Virginia's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

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 County     (The home county of Saxon)
    • Zada [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Zada
      • Zada [Raleigh County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Saxon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zada
    • Arnett [Raleigh County]
    • Fairdale [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairdale
      • Fairdale [Raleigh County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Saxon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairdale
    • Naoma [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Naoma
      • Naoma [Raleigh County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Saxon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Naoma
    • Tolleys [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tolleys
      • Tolleys [Raleigh County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Saxon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tolleys
    • Lester [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lester
      • Lester [Raleigh County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Saxon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 312 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lester have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lester
    • Harper [Raleigh County]
    • Glen White [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glen White
      • Glen White [Raleigh County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Saxon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glen White
    • Slab Fork [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Slab Fork
      • Slab Fork [Raleigh County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Saxon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Slab Fork
    • Stickney [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stickney
      • Stickney [Raleigh County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Saxon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stickney
    • Crab Orchard [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crab Orchard
      • Crab Orchard [Raleigh County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Saxon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crab Orchard have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crab Orchard
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crab Orchard<2>
    • Montcoal [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montcoal
      • Montcoal [Raleigh County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Saxon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montcoal
  • Boone County
    • Lindytown [Boone County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lindytown
      • Lindytown [Boone County] was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Saxon
    • Greenwood [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenwood
      • Greenwood [Boone County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Saxon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenwood
    • Rocklick [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocklick
      • Rocklick [Boone County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Saxon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rocklick have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocklick
    • Whitesville [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whitesville
      • Whitesville [Boone County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Saxon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 416 people
      • Former names for Whitesville:
      • Jarrods Valley
      • Pritchard City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitesville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Whitesville<2>
    • Bald Knob [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bald Knob
      • Bald Knob [Boone County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Saxon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bald Knob
    • Barrett [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barrett
      • Barrett [Boone County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Saxon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barrett
    • Janie [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Janie
      • Janie [Boone County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Saxon
      • Former name for Janie:
      • Mordue
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Janie
    • Twilight [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Twilight
      • Twilight [Boone County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Saxon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Twilight
    • Bandytown [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bandytown
      • Bandytown [Boone County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Saxon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bandytown
    • Elk Run Junction [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elk Run Junction
      • Elk Run Junction [Boone County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Saxon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elk Run Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elk Run Junction
    • Pondco [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pondco
      • Pondco [Boone County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Saxon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pondco have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pondco
    • Sylvester [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sylvester
      • Sylvester [Boone County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Saxon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 133 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sylvester
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sylvester<2>
  • Fayette County
    • Pax [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pax
      • Pax [Fayette County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Saxon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 150 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pax have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pax
    • Mount Hope [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Hope
      • Mount Hope [Fayette County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Saxon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,259 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Hope have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Hope
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Hope<2>
    • Harvey [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harvey
      • Harvey [Fayette County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Saxon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harvey
    • Redstar [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Redstar
      • Redstar [Fayette County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Saxon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Redstar have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Redstar
    • Whipple [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whipple
      • Whipple [Fayette County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Saxon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whipple
    • McDunn [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McDunn
      • McDunn [Fayette County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Saxon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McDunn
    • Prince [Fayette County]
    • Elkridge [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elkridge
      • Elkridge [Fayette County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Saxon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elkridge have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elkridge
    • Oak Hill [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Hill
      • Oak Hill [Fayette County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Saxon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,028 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Hill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oak Hill<2>
    • Quinnimont [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quinnimont
      • Quinnimont [Fayette County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east of Saxon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quinnimont
    • Newlyn [Fayette County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newlyn
      • Newlyn [Fayette County] was located 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Saxon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newlyn have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Concho [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Concho
      • Concho [Fayette County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Saxon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Concho have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Concho
  • Greenbrier County
    • Rainelle [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rainelle
      • Rainelle [Greenbrier County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the east of Saxon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,516 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rainelle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rainelle<2>
    • Charmco [Greenbrier County]
  • Kanawha County
    • Carbon [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carbon
      • Carbon [Kanawha County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Saxon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carbon
    • Acme [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Acme
      • Acme [Kanawha County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Saxon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Acme
    • Eskdale [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eskdale
      • Eskdale [Kanawha County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Saxon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eskdale
    • Ronda [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ronda
      • Ronda [Kanawha County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Saxon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ronda
    • Dry Branch [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dry Branch
      • Dry Branch [Kanawha County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Saxon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dry Branch
    • Handley [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Handley
      • Handley [Kanawha County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Saxon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 309 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Handley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Handley
    • Cabin Creek [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cabin Creek
      • Cabin Creek [Kanawha County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Saxon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cabin Creek
    • Hollygrove [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hollygrove
      • Hollygrove [Kanawha County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Saxon
      • Hollygrove has also been known as:
      • Hollygrove Station
      • Hudnall
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hollygrove
    • East Bank [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Bank
      • East Bank [Kanawha County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Saxon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 857 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Bank have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Bank
    • Glasgow [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glasgow
      • Glasgow [Kanawha County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Saxon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 823 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glasgow have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glasgow
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glasgow<2>
    • Pratt [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pratt
      • Pratt [Kanawha County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Saxon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 552 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pratt have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pratt
    • Winifrede [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winifrede
      • Winifrede [Kanawha County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Saxon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winifrede
  • Lincoln County
  • Logan County
    • Mineral City [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mineral City
      • Mineral City [Logan County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Saxon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mineral City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mineral City
    • Accoville [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Accoville
      • Accoville [Logan County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of Saxon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Accoville
    • Mallory [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mallory
      • Mallory [Logan County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of Saxon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mallory have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mallory
    • Wylo [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wylo
      • Wylo [Logan County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Saxon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wylo
    • Man [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Man
      • Man [Logan County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of Saxon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 619 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Man have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Man
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Man<2>
    • Logan [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Logan
      • Logan [Logan County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the west of Saxon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,447 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Logan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Logan<2>
    • West Logan [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Logan
      • West Logan [Logan County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the west of Saxon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 358 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Logan have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Logan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Logan<2>
    • Wilkinson [Logan County]
    • Mitchell Heights [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mitchell Heights
      • Mitchell Heights [Logan County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the west of Saxon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 274 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mitchell Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mitchell Heights
    • Omar [Logan County]
    • Whitman [Logan County]
    • Chapmanville [Logan County]
  • McDowell County
    • Davy [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Davy
      • Davy [McDowell County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Saxon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 324 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Davy have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Davy
    • Keystone [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keystone
      • Keystone [McDowell County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Saxon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 213 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Keystone have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keystone
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Keystone<2>
    • Kimball [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kimball
      • Kimball [McDowell County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Saxon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 147 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kimball have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kimball
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kimball<2>
    • Northfork [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Northfork
      • Northfork [McDowell County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Saxon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 322 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Northfork have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northfork
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Northfork<2>
    • Welch [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Welch
      • Welch [McDowell County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Saxon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,575 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Welch
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Welch<2>
    • Big Four [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Four
      • Big Four [McDowell County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Saxon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Four
    • Big Sandy [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Sandy
      • Big Sandy [McDowell County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Saxon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Sandy
    • Elkhorn [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elkhorn
      • Elkhorn [McDowell County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Saxon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elkhorn
    • Wilmore [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilmore
      • Wilmore [McDowell County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Saxon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilmore
    • Gary [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gary
      • Gary [McDowell County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of Saxon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 759 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gary have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gary
    • Thorpe [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thorpe
      • Thorpe [McDowell County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of Saxon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thorpe
    • Anawalt [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Anawalt
      • Anawalt [McDowell County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the south of Saxon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 172 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Anawalt have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anawalt
  • Mercer County
    • Matoaka [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Matoaka
      • Matoaka [Mercer County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Saxon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 193 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Matoaka have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Matoaka
    • Weyanoke [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weyanoke
      • Weyanoke [Mercer County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Saxon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weyanoke
    • Bramwell [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bramwell
      • Bramwell [Mercer County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the south of Saxon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 334 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bramwell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bramwell<2>
    • Athens [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Athens
      • Athens [Mercer County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Saxon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 890 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Athens
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Athens<2>
    • Princeton [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Princeton
      • Princeton [Mercer County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Saxon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,599 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Princeton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Princeton<2>
    • Bluefield [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bluefield
      • Bluefield [Mercer County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the south of Saxon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,505 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bluefield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bluefield<2>
    • Oakvale [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakvale
      • Oakvale [Mercer County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Saxon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 109 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakvale
  • Mingo County
    • Gilbert [Mingo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gilbert
      • Gilbert [Mingo County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Saxon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 378 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gilbert have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gilbert
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gilbert<2>
    • Baisden [Mingo County]
    • Gilbert Creek [Mingo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gilbert Creek
      • Gilbert Creek [Mingo County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Saxon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gilbert Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gilbert Creek
    • Wharncliffe [Mingo County]
  • Summers County
    • Jumping Branch [Summers County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jumping Branch
      • Jumping Branch [Summers County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Saxon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jumping Branch
    • Sandstone [Summers County]
    • Hinton [Summers County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hinton
      • Hinton [Summers County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Saxon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,321 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hinton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hinton<2>
    • Bellepoint [Summers County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bellepoint
      • Bellepoint [Summers County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the east of Saxon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bellepoint
    • Forest Hill [Summers County]
  • Wyoming County
    • Kopperston [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kopperston
      • Kopperston [Wyoming County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Saxon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kopperston
    • Keyrock [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keyrock
      • Keyrock [Wyoming County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Saxon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keyrock
    • Oceana [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oceana
      • Oceana [Wyoming County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Saxon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,195 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oceana have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oceana
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oceana<2>
    • Mullens [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mullens
      • Mullens [Wyoming County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of Saxon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,288 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mullens have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mullens
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mullens<2>
    • Pineville [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pineville
      • Pineville [Wyoming County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Saxon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 567 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pineville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pineville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pineville<2>
    • Mullensville [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mullensville
      • Mullensville [Wyoming County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Saxon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mullensville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mullensville
    • Bud [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bud
      • Bud [Wyoming County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Saxon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bud
    • Clear Fork [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clear Fork
      • Clear Fork [Wyoming County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southwest of Saxon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clear Fork
    • Wyoming [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wyoming
      • Wyoming [Wyoming County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southwest of Saxon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wyoming
    • Baileysville [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Baileysville
      • Baileysville [Wyoming County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Saxon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baileysville
    • Stoneville [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stoneville
      • Stoneville [Wyoming County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Saxon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stoneville
    • Uno [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Uno
      • Uno [Wyoming County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Saxon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Uno
  • Tazewell County (VA)
    • Pocahontas [Tazewell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pocahontas
      • Pocahontas [Tazewell County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the south of Saxon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 348 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pocahontas
    • Bluefield [Tazewell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bluefield
      • Bluefield [Tazewell County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the south of Saxon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,814 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bluefield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bluefield<2>

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

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]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Saxon.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Saxon:

  • 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.
    • Stories from Virginia
    • Stories from West Virginia

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 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.

  • Taylor Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Taylor Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Taylor Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Taylor Cemetery
  • Daniels Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Daniels Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Daniels Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Daniels Cemetery
  • Milam Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Milam Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Milam Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milam Cemetery
  • Hurst Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hurst Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hurst Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hurst Cemetery
  • Tabor Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Tabor Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Tabor Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tabor Cemetery
  • Daniels Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Daniels Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Daniels Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Daniels Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Workman Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Workman Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Workman Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Workman Cemetery
    • Williams Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Williams Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Williams Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Williams Cemetery
    • Trump Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Trump Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Trump Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trump Cemetery
    • Henderson Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Henderson Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Henderson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Henderson Cemetery
    • Wills Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Wills Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Wills Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wills Cemetery
    • Sarrett - Lemon Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sarrett - Lemon Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sarrett - Lemon Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sarrett - Lemon Cemetery
    • Williams Cemetery
    • Richmond Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Richmond Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Richmond Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richmond Cemetery
    • Accord Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Accord Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Accord Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Accord Cemetery

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.<4>

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 [Raleigh County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Redbird
    • Redbird [Raleigh County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Saxon
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Redbird had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Redbird have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Redbird
  • Matville [Raleigh County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Matville
    • Matville [Raleigh County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Saxon
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 9 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Matville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Matville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Matville
  • Dry Creek [Raleigh County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dry Creek
    • Dry Creek [Raleigh County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Saxon
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 22 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Dry Creek had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dry Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dry Creek
  • Crany [Wyoming County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crany
    • Crany [Wyoming County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Saxon
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 27 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Crany had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crany have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crany
  • Lester [Raleigh County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lester
    • Lester [Raleigh County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Saxon
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 11 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 312 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Lester had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lester have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lester
  • McGraws [Wyoming County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McGraws
    • McGraws [Wyoming County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Saxon
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, McGraws had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McGraws have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on McGraws
  • Continue List ...
    • Cirtsville [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cirtsville
      • Cirtsville [Raleigh County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Saxon
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Cirtsville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cirtsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cirtsville
    • Clear Creek [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clear Creek
      • Clear Creek [Raleigh County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Saxon
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 11 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Clear Creek had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clear Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clear Creek
    • Saulsville [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saulsville
      • Saulsville [Wyoming County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Saxon
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 25 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Saulsville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saulsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saulsville
    • Prosperity [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prosperity
      • Prosperity [Raleigh County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Saxon
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 56 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Prosperity had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prosperity
    • Jesse [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jesse
      • Jesse [Wyoming County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Saxon
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Jesse had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jesse have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jesse
    • Pemberton [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pemberton
      • Pemberton [Raleigh County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Saxon
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 13 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Pemberton had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pemberton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pemberton
    • Roseville [Fayette County] - Historic
      • While Roseville was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roseville
      • Roseville [Fayette County] was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Saxon
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Roseville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roseville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Oceana [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oceana
      • Oceana [Wyoming County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Saxon
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 275 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,195 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Oceana had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oceana have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oceana
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oceana<2>
    • Newfound [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newfound
      • Newfound [Wyoming County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Saxon
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 22 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Newfound had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newfound have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newfound

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Saxon. See our List of 1890's Communities around Saxon.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Saxon ...

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

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Rand McNally Map of West Virginia (1911)

Published by Rand McNally & Co.

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within 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: https://www.wv.gov/

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- Saxon) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Saxon. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.7982, Longitude: -81.4148       In this case, the coordinates for Saxon have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<4>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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