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Our Genealogical Helper for Servia ...

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 Servia (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 Servia. 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 Servia ...

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 Servia.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Servia, 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 Servia.

Cemeteries Near Servia ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Servia.

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

Distance &
    Direction    

        Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  SE Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pt. Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mollohan Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hallburg Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Eagle Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Elmira Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Chapman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW McCracken Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Duffield Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Murphy Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Sears Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Boggs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Lyons Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mollohan / Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  W Murphy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Goad Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Strange Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Keener Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Frame Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE James Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Dickey Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Moss Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Matheny Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Coen Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSE Chapman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Goodrich Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Stumble Run Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Beech Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Lamb Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Cherrytree Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Bogg Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Turner Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Boone Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Houston - Carr Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Boone Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bourn Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW King Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Walnut Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hicks Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N Earl Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Little Laurel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Downey Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Middle Run Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Starkey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Carr Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bailey - Siers Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mollohan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW McCune Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hicks Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSE Walnut Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Chenowith - Reip Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Conley Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Clark Jarvis Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hawkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Cottrill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Harold Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Triplett Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Butcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Canfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bealls Mill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE New Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Booher Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Minnora Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Jarvis Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Smith 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 Servia in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Servia.

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

Elmira   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Servia
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Elmira had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ira   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) from Servia
 - Ira had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sleith - Historic   [Map]
 - While Sleith was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Servia
 - Sleith had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lydia   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Servia
 - Lydia had a post office and no railroad service
 
Strange Creek   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Servia
 - 1895 population of 76 people
 - Strange Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Frametown   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Servia
 - 1895 population of 99 people
 - Frametown had a post office and no railroad service
 
Stinson   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Servia
 - Stinson had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gould   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Servia
 - Gould 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 Servia. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Servia 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.

Servia is located in Braxton County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Braxton County: Calhoun, Clay, Gilmer, Lewis, Nicholas & Webster.

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

  DirectionDistance
Braxton     (The home county for Servia)
      Clem   [Map]   NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Gassaway   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Canfield   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Sutton   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Exchange   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Flatwoods   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Arnett   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Heaters   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Burnsville   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
 
Calhoun
      Mudfork   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Orma   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Arnoldsburg   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Grantsville   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
 
Clay
      Harrison   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Valley Fork   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Clay   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Hartland   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
 
Fayette
      Gauley Bridge   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ansted   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cannelton   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Smithers   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Montgomery   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Beckwith   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Kaymoor - Historic   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Gilmer
      Glenville   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Sand Fork   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Truebada   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
 
Greenbrier
      Brushy Junction - Historic   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Jackson
      Kentuck   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Kanawha
      Clendenin   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Elkview   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Pinch   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Aarons   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Coal Fork   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Pratt   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Sissonville   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cedar Grove   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Glasgow   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Handley   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hollygrove   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Airport Village   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      East Bank   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Lewis
      Camden   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cox Town   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Smith Village   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Weston   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Garton Village   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Nicholas
      Muddlety   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Summersville   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Beaver   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Craigsville   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Beech Glen   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Odell Town   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Richwood   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Peaser Junction - Historic   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Ritchie
      Auburn   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cantwell   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Pullman   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Roane
      Spencer   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Cicerone   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Flint Town   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Reedy   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
 
Upshur
      Goshen   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Frenchton   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Wilsontown   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hoover Town   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Webster
      Erbacon   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Camden-on-Gauley   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Cowen   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Excelsior   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Upperglade   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Addison   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hacker Valley   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
 
Wirt
      Burning Springs   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Peewee   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Elizabeth   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

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 professional and volunteer 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 Servia:

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 Braxton County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

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    
Gilmer County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Greenbrier County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Kanawha County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lewis County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Nicholas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Ritchie County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Roane 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      
Wirt County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of West Virginia,     of Braxton 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 Braxton 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

Other Roadside Stops ...



Cities, Towns and Villages of West Virginia

About Braxton County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Servia. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.6204, Longitude: -80.9573     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Servia 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 Servia, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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