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Sabine, West Virginia

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Our Genealogy Helper for Sabine ...

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 Sabine (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 Sabine. 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.

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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

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 south 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.

Sabine is located in Wyoming County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Wyoming County: Boone, Logan, McDowell, Mercer, Mingo & Raleigh.

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

Wyoming     (The home county for Sabine)
  Pineville   [Map]     S   6 miles [9.7 km]<1>
  Mullensville   [Map]     SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Oceana   [Map]     W   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Mullens   [Map]     SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Clear Fork   [Map]     W   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Bud   [Map]     SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Baileysville   [Map]     SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Uno   [Map]     W   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Cub City   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Rocklick   [Map]     NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Greenwood   [Map]     NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Bald Knob   [Map]     NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Lindytown - Historic   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Barrett   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Pondco   [Map]     NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Twilight   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Bandytown   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Bim   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Whitesville   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Marnie   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Stark   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Pax   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Mount Hope   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Harvey   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  McDunn   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Oak Hill   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Newlyn - Historic   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Sewell Knob - Historic   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Stonecliff - Historic   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Powellton   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Concho   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Rush Run - Historic   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Thurmond   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Acme   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Carbon   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Eskdale   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Cabin Creek   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Handley   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Hollygrove   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Winifrede   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Cedar Grove   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Chesapeake   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  East Bank   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Glasgow   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Pratt   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Mallory   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Mineral City   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Man   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Omar   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Switzer   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Logan   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Peach Creek   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  West Logan   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Mitchell Heights   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Thompson Town   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Hedgeview   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Holden   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Davy   [Map]     SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Kimball   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Welch   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Keystone   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Northfork   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Big Sandy   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
  Elkhorn   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Gary   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Thorpe   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Anawalt   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Iaeger   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Union City   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Matoaka   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Weyanoke   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Coopers   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Bramwell   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Montcalm   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Johnston Town   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Princeton   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Athens   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Bluefield   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Edison   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Oakvale   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Gilbert   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Gilbert Creek   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Baisden   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Wharncliffe   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Pie   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Musick   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Red Jacket   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Blackberry City   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Matewan   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Delbarton   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Helen   [Map]     E   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Fairdale   [Map]     NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Eastgulf   [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Lester   [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Arnett   [Map]     N   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Tolleys   [Map]     NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Rhodell   [Map]     SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Sophia   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Coal City   [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Crab Orchard   [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Harper   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Mabscott   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Jumping Branch   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Bellepoint   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Hinton   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Forest Hill   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Pike (KY)
  Majestic (KY)   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Stopover (KY)   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Freeburn (KY)   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  McCarr (KY)   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Phelps (KY)   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Ransom (KY)   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Hardy (KY)   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Buchanan (VA)
  Bearwallow (VA)   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Kelsa (VA)   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Tazewell (VA)
  Pocahontas (VA)   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Boissevain (VA)   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Abbs Valley (VA)   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Bluefield (VA)   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Dunford Village (VA)   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Tazewell (VA)   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Little Town (VA)   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Sabine ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Sabine.

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 Google map will open 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 or 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 Sabine covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NW Glen Fork Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Frye Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  ESE Tilley - Tolliver Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  W Hillcrest Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SE Bower Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Farmer Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NE Allen Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Farmer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Accord Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Richmond Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NE Snuffer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Trump Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Worley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Workman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Daniels Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S Evans Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Harvey-Toler Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NE Davis - Bailey Homestead Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE McDonald Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Daniels Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Tabor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hurst Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Milam Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Webb Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Dickens Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Brown - Browning Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  NE Trump Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Covey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Henderson Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Sabine ...

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 10 newspapers that have been published in the area around Sabine.

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

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<3>

While we didn't find Sabine in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Sabine.

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

McGraws   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Sabine
 - McGraws had a post office and no railroad service
Jesse   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) from Sabine
 - Jesse had a post office and no railroad service
Saulsville   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Sabine
 - 1895 population of 25 people
 - Saulsville had a post office and no railroad service
Rock View   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Sabine
 - 1895 population of 22 people
 - Rock View had a post office and no railroad service
Crany   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Sabine
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Crany had a post office and no railroad service
Newfound   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Sabine
 - 1895 population of 22 people
 - Newfound had a post office and no railroad service
Pineville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Sabine
 - 1895 population of 53 people (with 599 people in 2017)
 - Pineville had a post office and no railroad service
Oceana   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Sabine
 - 1895 population of 275 people (with 1,245 people in 2017)
 - Oceana 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 Sabine. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Sabine in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and 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 - you should note 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 Sabine:

These websites are specific to West Virginia:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

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 Wyoming County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Boone County:     Cyndi's



Fayette County:     Cyndi's



Kanawha County:     Cyndi's



Logan County:     Cyndi's



McDowell County:     Cyndi's



Mercer County:     Cyndi's



Mingo County:     Cyndi's



Raleigh County:     Cyndi's



Summers County:     Cyndi's



Pike County (KY):     Cyndi's



Buchanan County (VA):     Cyndi's



Tazewell County (VA):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

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

Of Special Interest ...

The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.

Disaster Stories from West Virginia
Also see Disaster Stories for ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a West Virginia Community

About Wyoming County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of West Virginia:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Sabine) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sabine. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.6787, Longitude: -81.5015     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sabine have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website:

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<3>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Sabine, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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