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Sand Fork, West Virginia
(Gilmer County)

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Our Genealogy Helper for Sand Fork ...

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 Sand Fork (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 Sand Fork. 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.

Name Variations for Sand Fork ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Our sources include documents like maps, railroad schedules, Travel, Express and Shipping Guides. Many of these documents date from the 1800's and it's common to find spelling differences.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give you a feel for the variations that might have occurred.

For example, a typical abbreviation for Sand Fork: Sand Frk.

If you have information about these names (such as the reason for the change, date of change, the origin of the name), please Contact Us.

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 southeast 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 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 east 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.

Sand Fork is located in Gilmer County.

To see how the shape of West Virginia's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Gilmer County: Braxton, Calhoun, Doddridge, Lewis & Ritchie.

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

  • Gilmer County     (The home county of Sand Fork)
    • Truebada [Gilmer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Truebada
      • Truebada [Gilmer County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Sand Fork
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Truebada
    • Baldwin [Gilmer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Baldwin
      • Baldwin [Gilmer County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Sand Fork
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baldwin
    • Glenville [Gilmer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenville
      • Glenville [Gilmer County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Sand Fork
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,410 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glenville<2>
    • Alice [Gilmer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alice
      • Alice [Gilmer County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Sand Fork
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alice
    • Cedarville [Gilmer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedarville
      • Cedarville [Gilmer County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Sand Fork
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedarville
    • Newberne [Gilmer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newberne
      • Newberne [Gilmer County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Sand Fork
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newberne
    • Stumptown [Gilmer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stumptown
      • Stumptown [Gilmer County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Sand Fork
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stumptown
    • Shock [Gilmer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shock
      • Shock [Gilmer County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Sand Fork
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shock
  • Braxton County
    • Burnsville [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burnsville
      • Burnsville [Braxton County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Sand Fork
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 465 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burnsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Burnsville<2>
    • Arnett [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arnett
      • Arnett [Braxton County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Sand Fork
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arnett
    • Exchange [Braxton County]
    • Rollyson [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rollyson
      • Rollyson [Braxton County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Sand Fork
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rollyson have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rollyson
    • Chapel [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chapel
      • Chapel [Braxton County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Sand Fork
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chapel
    • Heaters [Braxton County]
    • Napier [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Napier
      • Napier [Braxton County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Sand Fork
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Napier
    • Flatwoods [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flatwoods
      • Flatwoods [Braxton County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the south of Sand Fork
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 258 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flatwoods have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flatwoods
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Flatwoods<2>
    • Falls Mill [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Falls Mill
      • Falls Mill [Braxton County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Sand Fork
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Falls Mill
    • Gassaway [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gassaway
      • Gassaway [Braxton County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of Sand Fork
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 816 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gassaway
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gassaway<2>
    • Sutton [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sutton
      • Sutton [Braxton County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Sand Fork
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 969 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sutton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sutton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sutton<2>
    • Wilsie [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilsie
      • Wilsie [Braxton County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Sand Fork
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilsie
  • Calhoun County
    • Grantsville [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grantsville
      • Grantsville [Calhoun County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of Sand Fork
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 497 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grantsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grantsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grantsville<2>
    • Arnoldsburg [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arnoldsburg
      • Arnoldsburg [Calhoun County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Sand Fork
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arnoldsburg
    • Orma [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orma
      • Orma [Calhoun County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Sand Fork
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orma
    • Walnut [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walnut
      • Walnut [Calhoun County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Sand Fork
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walnut
    • Mudfork [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mudfork
      • Mudfork [Calhoun County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Sand Fork
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mudfork
    • Stinson [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stinson
      • Stinson [Calhoun County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Sand Fork
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stinson
  • Clay County
    • Harrison [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harrison
      • Harrison [Clay County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Sand Fork
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrison
    • Clay [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clay
      • Clay [Clay County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Sand Fork
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 430 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clay
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clay<2>
  • Doddridge County
    • New Milton [Doddridge County]
    • Smithburg [Doddridge County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smithburg
      • Smithburg [Doddridge County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Sand Fork
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smithburg
    • West Union [Doddridge County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Union
      • West Union [Doddridge County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Sand Fork
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 787 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Union have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Union
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Union<2>
  • Harrison County
    • Tichenal [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tichenal
      • Tichenal [Harrison County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northeast of Sand Fork
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tichenal
    • Salem [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salem
      • Salem [Harrison County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Sand Fork
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,511 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salem
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Salem<2>
    • Lost Creek [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lost Creek
      • Lost Creek [Harrison County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Sand Fork
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 462 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lost Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lost Creek
    • West Milford [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Milford
      • West Milford [Harrison County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Sand Fork
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 609 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Milford have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Milford
    • Bristol [Harrison County]
    • Nutter Fort [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nutter Fort
      • Nutter Fort [Harrison County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Sand Fork
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,501 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nutter Fort have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nutter Fort
    • Anmoore [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Anmoore
      • Anmoore [Harrison County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Sand Fork
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 732 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Anmoore have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anmoore
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Anmoore<2>
    • Clarksburg [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clarksburg
      • Clarksburg [Harrison County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Sand Fork
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,424 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarksburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clarksburg<2>
    • Stonewood [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stonewood
      • Stonewood [Harrison County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Sand Fork
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,702 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stonewood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stonewood
    • Bridgeport [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bridgeport
      • Bridgeport [Harrison County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Sand Fork
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,782 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bridgeport have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bridgeport
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bridgeport<2>
    • Lumberport [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lumberport
      • Lumberport [Harrison County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Sand Fork
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 835 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lumberport have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lumberport
    • Shinnston [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shinnston
      • Shinnston [Harrison County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Sand Fork
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,096 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shinnston have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shinnston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shinnston<2>
  • Lewis County
    • Hurst [Lewis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hurst
      • Hurst [Lewis County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Sand Fork
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hurst have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hurst
    • Camden [Lewis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camden
      • Camden [Lewis County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Sand Fork
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camden
    • Cox Town [Lewis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cox Town
      • Cox Town [Lewis County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Sand Fork
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cox Town have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cox Town
    • Smith Village [Lewis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smith Village
      • Smith Village [Lewis County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Sand Fork
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smith Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smith Village
    • Weston [Lewis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weston
      • Weston [Lewis County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Sand Fork
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,797 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Weston have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Weston<2>
    • Garton Village [Lewis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garton Village
      • Garton Village [Lewis County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east of Sand Fork
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Garton Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garton Village
    • Valley Chapel [Lewis County]
    • Westfield [Lewis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westfield
      • Westfield [Lewis County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Sand Fork
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westfield
    • Jane Lew [Lewis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jane Lew
      • Jane Lew [Lewis County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Sand Fork
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 388 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jane Lew
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jane Lew<2>
  • Nicholas County
    • Birch River [Nicholas County]
    • Tioga [Nicholas County]
    • Craigsville [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Craigsville
      • Craigsville [Nicholas County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the south of Sand Fork
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Craigsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Craigsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Craigsville<2>
  • Randolph County
  • Ritchie County
    • Auburn [Ritchie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Auburn
      • Auburn [Ritchie County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Sand Fork
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 88 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Auburn have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Auburn
    • Pullman [Ritchie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pullman
      • Pullman [Ritchie County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Sand Fork
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 135 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pullman
    • Cantwell [Ritchie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cantwell
      • Cantwell [Ritchie County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Sand Fork
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cantwell
    • Harrisville [Ritchie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harrisville
      • Harrisville [Ritchie County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Sand Fork
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,664 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harrisville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrisville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harrisville<2>
    • Pennsboro [Ritchie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pennsboro
      • Pennsboro [Ritchie County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Sand Fork
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,018 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pennsboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pennsboro<2>
    • Cairo [Ritchie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cairo
      • Cairo [Ritchie County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Sand Fork
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 252 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cairo have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cairo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cairo<2>
    • Ellenboro [Ritchie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ellenboro
      • Ellenboro [Ritchie County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Sand Fork
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 368 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ellenboro have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ellenboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ellenboro<2>
    • Mountain [Ritchie County]
  • Roane County
    • Spencer [Roane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spencer
      • Spencer [Roane County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the west of Sand Fork
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,989 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spencer
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spencer<2>
    • Reedy [Roane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reedy
      • Reedy [Roane County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the west of Sand Fork
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 159 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reedy have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reedy
  • Taylor County
    • Flemington [Taylor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flemington
      • Flemington [Taylor County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Sand Fork
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 306 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flemington
  • Tyler County
    • Middlebourne [Tyler County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Middlebourne
      • Middlebourne [Tyler County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the north of Sand Fork
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 731 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Middlebourne have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Middlebourne
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Middlebourne<2>
  • Upshur County
    • Frenchton [Upshur County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frenchton
      • Frenchton [Upshur County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Sand Fork
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frenchton
    • Abbott [Upshur County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Abbott
      • Abbott [Upshur County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Sand Fork
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Abbott
    • Rock Cave [Upshur County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock Cave
      • Rock Cave [Upshur County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Sand Fork
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Cave
    • Wilsontown [Upshur County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilsontown
      • Wilsontown [Upshur County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Sand Fork
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilsontown
    • Hoover Town [Upshur County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hoover Town
      • Hoover Town [Upshur County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Sand Fork
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hoover Town have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hoover Town
    • Adrian [Upshur County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Adrian
      • Adrian [Upshur County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Sand Fork
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Adrian
    • Sago [Upshur County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sago
      • Sago [Upshur County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Sand Fork
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sago
    • Goshen [Upshur County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goshen
      • Goshen [Upshur County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Sand Fork
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goshen
    • Buckhannon [Upshur County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buckhannon
      • Buckhannon [Upshur County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Sand Fork
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,395 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buckhannon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Buckhannon<2>
  • Webster County
    • Cleveland [Webster County]
    • Big Run [Webster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Run
      • Big Run [Webster County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Sand Fork
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Run
    • Hacker Valley [Webster County]
    • Erbacon [Webster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Erbacon
      • Erbacon [Webster County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Sand Fork
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Erbacon
    • Addison [Webster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Addison
      • Addison [Webster County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Sand Fork
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 660 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Addison have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Addison
    • Cowen [Webster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cowen
      • Cowen [Webster County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the south of Sand Fork
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 463 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cowen
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cowen<2>
    • Camden-on-Gauley [Webster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camden-on-Gauley
      • Camden-on-Gauley [Webster County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the south of Sand Fork
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 143 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Camden-on-Gauley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camden-on-Gauley
  • Wirt County
    • Burning Springs [Wirt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burning Springs
      • Burning Springs [Wirt County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Sand Fork
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burning Springs
    • Elizabeth [Wirt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elizabeth
      • Elizabeth [Wirt County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the west of Sand Fork
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 819 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elizabeth
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elizabeth<2>

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

Newspapers Published in Sand Fork ...

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 48 newspapers that have been published in the area around Sand Fork.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Sand Fork, there are papers which were published within 18 miles [29 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Sand Fork.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 everyone.

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

  • 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.
    • Stories from West Virginia

Cemeteries Near Sand Fork ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Sand Fork.

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

  • Sand Fork Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sand Fork Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sand Fork Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sand Fork Cemetery
  • Conrad Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Conrad Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Conrad Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Conrad Cemetery
  • Conrad Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Conrad Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Conrad Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Conrad Cemetery
  • Snyder Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Snyder Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Snyder Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Snyder Cemetery
  • Dyer Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Dyer Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Dyer Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dyer Cemetery
  • McHenry Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the McHenry Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the McHenry Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on McHenry Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Otterbein Cemetery
    • Rhodes Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Rhodes Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Rhodes Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rhodes Cemetery
    • Canfield Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Canfield Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Canfield Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canfield Cemetery
    • Rogers Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Rogers Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Rogers Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rogers Cemetery
    • Keith Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Keith Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Keith Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keith Cemetery
    • Messenger Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Messenger Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Messenger Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Messenger Cemetery
    • Messenger Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Messenger Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Messenger Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Messenger Cemetery
    • Tumbling Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Tumbling Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Tumbling Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tumbling Cemetery
    • Boilon Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Boilon Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Boilon Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boilon Cemetery

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.<5>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Sand Fork had a post office and no railroad service. In 2020, Sand Fork had a population of 145 people.

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

  • Sand Fork [Gilmer County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sand Fork
    • Sand Fork [Gilmer County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Sand Fork
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 145 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Sand Fork had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sand Fork have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sand Fork
  • Stouts Mills [Gilmer County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stouts Mills
    • Stouts Mills [Gilmer County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Sand Fork
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 18 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Stouts Mills had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stouts Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stouts Mills
  • Truebada [Gilmer County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Truebada
    • Truebada [Gilmer County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Sand Fork
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Truebada had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Truebada
  • Ellis [Gilmer County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ellis
    • Ellis [Gilmer County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Sand Fork
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Ellis had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ellis have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ellis
  • Hyers [Braxton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hyers
    • Hyers [Braxton County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Sand Fork
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Hyers had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hyers have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hyers
  • Copen [Braxton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Copen
    • Copen [Braxton County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Sand Fork
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 28 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Copen had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Copen have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Copen
  • Continue List ...
    • Glenville [Gilmer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenville
      • Glenville [Gilmer County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Sand Fork
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 329 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,410 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Glenville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glenville<2>
    • Cedarville [Gilmer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedarville
      • Cedarville [Gilmer County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Sand Fork
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 42 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Cedarville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedarville
    • Burnsville [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burnsville
      • Burnsville [Braxton County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Sand Fork
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 120 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 465 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Burnsville had no post office or railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burnsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Burnsville<2>
    • Alice [Gilmer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alice
      • Alice [Gilmer County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Sand Fork
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Alice had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alice
    • Aspinall [Lewis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aspinall
      • Aspinall [Lewis County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Sand Fork
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 27 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Aspinall had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Aspinall have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aspinall
    • Troy [Gilmer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Troy
      • Troy [Gilmer County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Sand Fork
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 103 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Troy had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Troy have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Troy
    • Hope [Braxton County] - Historic
      • While Hope was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hope
      • Hope [Braxton County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Sand Fork
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Hope had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hope have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Cutlips [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cutlips
      • Cutlips [Braxton County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Sand Fork
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 27 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Cutlips had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cutlips have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cutlips
    • Bealls Mills [Lewis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bealls Mills
      • Bealls Mills [Lewis County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Sand Fork
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 11 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Bealls Mills had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bealls Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bealls Mills

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Sand Fork. See our List of 1890's Communities around Sand Fork.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Sand Fork ...

While our initial data about Sand Fork came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Sand Fork 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 Sand Fork.

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

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)

Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Note for Sand Fork:
Services available in 1895: no Railroad mentioned

We have found Sand Fork in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Sand Fork for more information.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Sand Fork. See our Misc Page for Sand Fork for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for West Virginia

About Gilmer County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Sand Fork. 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>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Sand Fork) 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 Sand Fork. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Sand ForkOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sand Fork. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.9154, Longitude: -80.7477       In this case, the coordinates for Sand Fork have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<4>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.
<5>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 Sand Fork, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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