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(McDowell County)

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Welcome to Big Sandy ...

Big Sandy is located in McDowell County.

Big Sandy is 1,130 feet [344 m] above sea level.<1>.

Time Zone: Big Sandy lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Big Sandy: (304) and (681)<2>

Communities Also Named Big Sandy ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two West Virginia communities named Big Sandy: This one is located in McDowell County and the other is located in Wayne County.

Beyond West Virginia, there are 11 communities that are also named Big Sandy - they are located in Georgia, Kentucky (2), Montana, Nebraska, Ontario, Tennessee (2), Texas and Wyoming.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Big Sandy.

Communities near Big Sandy ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Big Sandy.

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    • Welch [McDowell County]

      • Welch [McDowell County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the east of Big Sandy
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Welch
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    • Mullens [Wyoming County]

      • Mullens [Wyoming County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<3> to the northeast of Big Sandy
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mullens
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    • Oceana [Wyoming County]

      • Oceana [Wyoming County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<3> to the north of Big Sandy
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oceana
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    • Gary [McDowell County]

      • Gary [McDowell County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> to the southeast of Big Sandy
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    • War [McDowell County]

      • War [McDowell County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<3> to the south of Big Sandy
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for War
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    • Pineville [Wyoming County]

      • Pineville [Wyoming County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<3> to the northeast of Big Sandy
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pineville
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    • Gilbert [Mingo County]

      • Gilbert [Mingo County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<3> to the northwest of Big Sandy
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gilbert
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    • Northfork [McDowell County]

      • Northfork [McDowell County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<3> to the east of Big Sandy
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    • Bradshaw [McDowell County]

      • Bradshaw [McDowell County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<3> to the southwest of Big Sandy
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    • Iaeger [McDowell County]

      • Iaeger [McDowell County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the west of Big Sandy
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Iaeger
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To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Big Sandy. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Big Sandy.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Big Sandy. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Big Sandy.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Big Sandy. See our Newspapers Page for Big Sandy.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Big Sandy ...

Looking for more information about Big Sandy? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

Looking for more information about Big Sandy? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Big Sandy, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Big Sandy.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of West Virginia

About McDowell County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Big Sandy. 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>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Big Sandy - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<2>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).
<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Big Sandy) 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 Big Sandy. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Big Sandy

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Big Sandy. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.4638, Longitude: -81.6984    






















 

 

 

 

 


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