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Our Genealogical Helper for Maytown ...

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 Maytown (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 Maytown. 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 Maytown ...

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 12 newspapers that have been published in the area around Maytown.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Maytown, there are papers which were published within 15 miles [24.1 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Maytown.

Cemeteries Near Maytown ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Maytown.

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

Distance &
  Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ESE   Patton Cemetery [Map]     Floyd County  
  ESE   Webb Cemetery [Map]     Floyd County  
  SW   Osborne Family Cemetery [Map]     Floyd County  
  SW   Osborne Family Cemetery [Map]     Floyd County  
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW   Fitzpatrick Cemetery [Map]     Floyd County  
  WSW   Allen Cemetery [Map]     Floyd County  
  WSW   Turner Cemetery [Map]     Floyd County  
  WSW   Turner Cemetery [Map]     Floyd County  
  SW   Allen Cemetery [Map]     Floyd County  
  SE   Hiram Salisbury Cemetery [Map]     Floyd County  
  ESE   Greenville Salisbury Cemetery [Map]     Floyd County  
  ENE   Osborne Family Cemetery [Map]     Floyd County  
  WNW   Frazer Cemetery [Map]     Floyd County  
  WNW   Ratliff Cemetery [Map]     Floyd County  
  W   Atkins Cemetery [Map]     Floyd County  
  W   Prater Cemetery [Map]     Floyd County  
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNW   Pitts Cemetery [Map]     Floyd County  
  N   Wright Cemetery [Map]     Floyd County  
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSE   Stumbo Cemetery [Map]     Floyd County  
  W   Hicks Cemetery [Map]     Floyd County  
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SW   Chafins Cemetery [Map]     Knott County  
  ENE   Williams Cemetery [Map]     Floyd County  
  W   Hale Cemetery [Map]     Magoffin County  
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW   Shepherd Cemetery [Map]     Floyd County  
  SSW   Conley Cemetery [Map]     Knott County  
  WNW   Goldie Johnson Cemetery [Map]     Magoffin County  
  WNW   Vanderpool Cemetery [Map]     Magoffin County  
  W   Willburn Shepherd Cemetery [Map]     Magoffin County  
  W   Jimmie Shepherd Cemetery [Map]     Magoffin County  
  W   Jim Buck Cemetery [Map]     Magoffin County  
  W   Joseph Cemetery [Map]     Magoffin County  
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S   Collins Cemetery [Map]     Floyd County  
  S   Bradley Cemetery [Map]     Floyd County  
  NE   Davidson Memorial Gardens [Map]     Floyd County  
  NE   Weddington Cemetery [Map]     Floyd County  
  NNE   Sizemore Cemetery [Map]     Floyd County  
  WNW   Mort Arnett Cemetery [Map]     Magoffin County  
  WNW   Jeff Shepherd Cemetery [Map]     Magoffin County  
  WNW   Wireman Cemetery [Map]     Magoffin County  
  W   John B Shepard Cemetery [Map]     Magoffin County  
  W   Raleigh Shepherd Senior Cemetery [Map]     Magoffin County  
  W   Albert Shepherd Cemetery [Map]     Magoffin County  
  W   Bailey Cemetery [Map]     Magoffin County  
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S   Turner Cemetery [Map]     Knott County  
  SSE   Stumbo Cemetery [Map]     Floyd County  
  WNW   Dona Howard Cemetery [Map]     Magoffin County  
  WNW   Dan Shepherd Cemetery [Map]     Magoffin County  
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW   Bolen Cemetery [Map]     Knott County  
  SSW   Gibson Cemetery [Map]     Knott County  
  S   Martin Cemetery [Map]     Knott County  
  ESE   Lee Alley Cemetery [Map]     Floyd County  
  E   Damron Cemetery [Map]     Floyd County  
  NNE   Mayo Cemetery [Map]     Floyd County  
  N   Davidson Cemetery [Map]     Floyd County  
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  E   Marrs Cemetery [Map]     Pike County  
  NNW   Bob Prater Cemetery [Map]     Floyd County  
  NNW   Prater Cemetery [Map]     Floyd County  
  N   May Cemetery [Map]     Floyd County  
  N   Porter Cemetery [Map]     Floyd County  
  NW   William England Cemetery [Map]     Magoffin County  
  NW   Sub Howard Cemetery [Map]     Magoffin County  
  NW   Allen Cemetery [Map]     Magoffin County  
  W   John Joy Howard Cemetery [Map]     Magoffin County  

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 Maytown in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Maytown.

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

Langley   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South Southeast (SSE) from Maytown
 - Langley had a post office and no railroad service
Alphoretta   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Maytown
 - 1895 population of 53 people
 - Alphoretta had a post office and no railroad service
Hueysville   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Maytown
 - Hueysville had a post office and no railroad service
Lackey   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Maytown
 - Lackey had a post office and no railroad service
Minnie   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Maytown
 - Minnie had a post office and no railroad service
McDowell   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Maytown
 - 1895 population of 150 people
 - McDowell had a post office and no railroad service
Goodloe   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Maytown
 - Goodloe had a post office and no railroad service
Dwale   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Maytown
 - Dwale 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 Maytown. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Maytown 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 hospitals 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.

Maytown is located in Floyd County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Floyd County: Breathitt, Johnson, Knott, Magoffin, Martin & Pike.

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

Floyd     (The home county for Maytown)
      Langley   [Map]   SE   Less than 2 miles
      Warco   [Map]   NE   Less than 2 miles
      Eastern   [Map]   SW   Less than 2 miles
      Printer   [Map]   E   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Martin   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Hueysville   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Drift   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Minnie   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Garrett   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Lackey   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Dana   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Wayland   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Rousseau   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bays   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Clayhole   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Lost Creek   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Jackson   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Whick   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Vancleve   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Oakdale   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Isonville   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Cumberland   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Lynch   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Benham   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      East Point   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Van Lear   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Asa   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Hagerhill   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      West Van Lear   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Meally   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Paintsville   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Thelma   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Barnetts Creek   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Staffordsville   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Williamsport   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Oil Springs   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Raven   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Mousie   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Kite   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Pippa Passes   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Garner   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Leburn   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Vest   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Hindman   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Pine Top   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Carrie   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Emmalena   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Fisty   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Patrick   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Peach Orchard   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Richardson   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ulysses - Historic   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Charley   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Ben Bow   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cando - Historic   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cordell   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Martha   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mattie - Historic   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Blaine   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bumblebee - Historic   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Confluence   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Wooton   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Smilax   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Yeaddiss   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hyden   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Deane   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Fleming-Neon   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      McRoberts   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Neon   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Cromona   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Isom   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Thornton   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Tolliver Town   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Millstone   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Seco   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Whitaker   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Burdine   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Gunlock   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Gapville   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Royalton   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Salyersville   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Falcon   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Wheelersburg   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Elsie   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Edna   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Lacey   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Cisco   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Debord   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Tomahawk   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Inez   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Pilgrim   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Beauty   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Lovely   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Warfield   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ophir   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cannel City   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Malone   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Crockett   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Elkfork   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      West Liberty   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Grassy Creek   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mize   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ary   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Dwarf   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Hardburly   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bulan   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Dice   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Vicco   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Scuddy   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Happy   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bonnyman   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Combs   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hazard   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Jeff   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Blair Town   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Coal Run Village   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Mayo Village   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Pikeville   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Fords Branch   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Robinson Creek   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Shelbiana   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Virgie   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Jonancy   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Raccoon   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Garden Village   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Myra   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Belknap   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Lee City   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hazel Green   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bethany   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Dickenson (VA)
      Clintwood (VA)   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Darwin (VA)   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Clinchco (VA)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Haysi (VA)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Wise (VA)
      Pound (VA)   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hamilton town (VA)   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Wise (VA)   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Mingo (WV)
      Kermit (WV)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Williamson (WV)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Chattaroy (WV)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Greyeagle (WV)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Blackberry City (WV)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Delbarton (WV)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Matewan (WV)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Red Jacket (WV)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]

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

Websites to Help Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, 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 it should be mentioned that they might link to other websites which do charge.

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

For pages that are specific to Kentucky:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     USGenWeb     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Floyd County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Breathitt County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Elliott County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Harlan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Johnson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Knott County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Leslie County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Letcher County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Magoffin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Martin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Perry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Pike County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Wolfe County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Dickenson County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Wise County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search      
Mingo County (WV):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Kentucky:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Floyd County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The Panormaio photo collection may have pictures for the area around Maytown:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting at Maytown. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, private property - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Maytown) to Point B.

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

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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 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 Maytown, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Maytown.


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