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Our Genealogical Helper for Sago ...

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 Sago (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 Sago. 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 Sago ...

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 30 newspapers that have been published in the area around Sago.

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

Cemeteries Near Sago ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Sago.

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

Distance &
    Direction    

        Name of Cemetery  
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNW Hampton Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  E Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  E Reed Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bailey Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Upshur County Memorial Park   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SE Tenmile Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Heavner Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Slab Camp Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Beechtown Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Lanham Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Rohrbough Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Buckhannon Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Alton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Reger Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Rock Cave Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Marple Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Maher Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  W Rexroad Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Chestnut Flat Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Simmons Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Long Run Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Nebo Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Oldaker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE McDermott Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Oakington Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S Pleasant Dale Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Ross Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Brooks Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Redabaugh Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Horner Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Morrison Hull 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.<3>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Sago had a population of 21 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service.

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

Hampton   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North Northwest (NNW) from Sago
 - 1895 population of 550 people
 - Hampton had railroad service and no post office
 
Hinkleville   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West Northwest (WNW) from Sago
 - 1895 population of 17 people
 - Hinkleville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Tallmansville   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East (E) from Sago
 - Tallmansville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sellers - Historic   [Map]
 - While Sellers was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Sago
 - Sellers had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ivy   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Sago
 - 1895 population of 12 people
 - Ivy had a post office and no railroad service
 
French Creek   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Sago
 - 1895 population of 302 people
 - French Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Evergreen   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Sago
 - Evergreen had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kedron   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Sago
 - Kedron 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 Sago. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Sago 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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors 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.

Sago is located in Upshur County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Upshur County: Barbour, Harrison, Lewis, Randolph & Webster.

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

  DirectionDistance
Upshur     (The home county for Sago)
      Hoover Town   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Buckhannon   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Excelsior   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Frenchton   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Gormley   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Wilsontown   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Goshen   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
 
Barbour
      Audra   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Junior   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Union   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Elk City   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Belington   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Valley Bend   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Wellington Heights   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Philippi   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Adaland   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Berryburg   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
 
Braxton
      Burnsville   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Heaters   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Flatwoods   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Arnett   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Exchange   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Sutton   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Gassaway   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Canfield   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Doddridge
      Smithburg   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      West Union   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Gilmer
      Sand Fork   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Truebada   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Glenville   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
Harrison
      Lost Creek   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      West Milford   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Anmoore   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Stonewood   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Nutter Fort   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Adamston   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bridgeport   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Clarksburg   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Despard   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      O'Neill   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Gore   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Salem   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
 
Lewis
      Garton Village   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Cox Town   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Weston   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Jane Lew   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Smith Village   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Valley Chapel   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Camden   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
 
Marion
      Hebron   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Whitehall   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Helens Run   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Monongah   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Pleasant Valley   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Worthington   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Fairmont   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Garden Village   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Barrackville   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Pocahontas
      Durbin   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Slaty Fork   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Frank   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Thornwood   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cass   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Green Bank   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Preston
      Newburg   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Randolph
      Womelsdorf   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Helvetia   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Tigheville   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Mill Creek   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Beverly   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Huttonsville   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Elkins   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Leadsville   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Canfield   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Montrose   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Mingo   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Harman   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Ritchie
      Auburn   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Taylor
      Flemington   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Knottsville   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Fetterman   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Grafton   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
 
Tucker
      Parsons   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hambleton   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hendricks   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Webster
      Cleveland   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Hacker Valley   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Addison   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Erbacon   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Excelsior   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Upperglade   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cowen   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

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 websites either 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 Sago:

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 Upshur County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Barbour County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Braxton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Doddridge County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Gilmer County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Harrison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lewis County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pocahontas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Preston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Randolph County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Ritchie County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Taylor County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tucker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Webster County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      

Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of West Virginia,     of Upshur 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 Upshur 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 Diaster Stories for ...
      Virginia

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Sago ...

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

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

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide
      Published by Rand McNally & Co.      (Document found on Google Books)
Notes for Sago:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office  
 
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Sago.
      See our Misc Page for Sago for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...



Search for a West Virginia Community

About Upshur County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sago. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.9143, Longitude: -80.2301     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sago 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: findagrave.com.

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

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