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Our Genealogy Helper for Sanderson ...

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 Sanderson (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 Sanderson. 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.

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 doctors and 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.

Sanderson is located in Kanawha 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 Kanawha County: Boone, Clay, Fayette, Jackson, Lincoln, Nicholas, Putnam, Raleigh & Roane.

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

  • Kanawha County     (The home county of Sanderson)
    • Three Mile [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Three Mile
      • Three Mile [Kanawha County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Sanderson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Three Mile
    • Pinch [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pinch
      • Pinch [Kanawha County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Sanderson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pinch
    • Falling Rock [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Falling Rock
      • Falling Rock [Kanawha County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Sanderson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Falling Rock
    • Youngs Bottom [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Youngs Bottom
      • Youngs Bottom [Kanawha County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Sanderson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Youngs Bottom
    • Clendenin [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clendenin
      • Clendenin [Kanawha County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Sanderson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,098 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clendenin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clendenin<2>
    • Elkview [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elkview
      • Elkview [Kanawha County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Sanderson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elkview have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elkview
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elkview<2>
    • Coal Fork [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coal Fork
      • Coal Fork [Kanawha County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Sanderson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coal Fork have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coal Fork
    • Cedar Grove [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Grove
      • Cedar Grove [Kanawha County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Sanderson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 897 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Grove
    • Pratt [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pratt
      • Pratt [Kanawha County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Sanderson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 552 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pratt have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pratt
    • East Bank [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Bank
      • East Bank [Kanawha County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Sanderson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 857 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Bank have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Bank
    • Glasgow [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glasgow
      • Glasgow [Kanawha County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Sanderson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 823 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glasgow have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glasgow
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glasgow<2>
    • Airport Village [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Airport Village
      • Airport Village [Kanawha County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Sanderson
      • Airport Village has also been known as:
      • Airport
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Airport Village
  • Boone County
    • Bloomingrose [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bloomingrose
      • Bloomingrose [Boone County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Sanderson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bloomingrose
    • Comfort [Boone County]
    • Eden [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eden
      • Eden [Boone County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Sanderson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eden
    • Joes Creek [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Joes Creek
      • Joes Creek [Boone County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Sanderson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Joes Creek
    • Racine [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Racine
      • Racine [Boone County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Sanderson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Racine
    • Rumble [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rumble
      • Rumble [Boone County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Sanderson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rumble
    • Sharlow [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sharlow
      • Sharlow [Boone County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Sanderson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sharlow have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sharlow
    • Ashford [Boone County]
    • Dartmont [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dartmont
      • Dartmont [Boone County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Sanderson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dartmont have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dartmont
    • Fosterville [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fosterville
      • Fosterville [Boone County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Sanderson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fosterville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fosterville
    • Grippe [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grippe
      • Grippe [Boone County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Sanderson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grippe have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grippe
    • Kirbyton [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kirbyton
      • Kirbyton [Boone County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Sanderson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kirbyton
  • Braxton County
    • Strange Creek [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Strange Creek
      • Strange Creek [Braxton County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Sanderson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Strange Creek
    • Clem [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clem
      • Clem [Braxton County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Sanderson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clem
    • Gassaway [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gassaway
      • Gassaway [Braxton County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Sanderson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 816 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gassaway
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gassaway<2>
  • Calhoun County
    • Mudfork [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mudfork
      • Mudfork [Calhoun County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Sanderson
      • 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 northeast of Sanderson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stinson
    • Walnut [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walnut
      • Walnut [Calhoun County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Sanderson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walnut
    • Orma [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orma
      • Orma [Calhoun County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Sanderson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orma
  • Clay County
    • Procious [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Procious
      • Procious [Clay County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Sanderson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Procious
    • Hartland [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hartland
      • Hartland [Clay County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Sanderson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hartland
    • Clay [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clay
      • Clay [Clay County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Sanderson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 430 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clay
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clay<2>
    • Valley Fork [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valley Fork
      • Valley Fork [Clay County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Sanderson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valley Fork
    • Harrison [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harrison
      • Harrison [Clay County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Sanderson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrison
  • Fayette County
    • Cannelton [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cannelton
      • Cannelton [Fayette County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Sanderson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cannelton
    • Montgomery [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montgomery
      • Montgomery [Fayette County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Sanderson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,492 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montgomery
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Montgomery<2>
    • Smithers [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smithers
      • Smithers [Fayette County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Sanderson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 726 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smithers have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smithers
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Smithers<2>
    • Gauley Bridge [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gauley Bridge
      • Gauley Bridge [Fayette County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Sanderson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 545 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gauley Bridge have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gauley Bridge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gauley Bridge<2>
    • Falls View [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Falls View
      • Falls View [Fayette County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Sanderson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Falls View
    • Powellton [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Powellton
      • Powellton [Fayette County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Sanderson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Powellton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Powellton
    • Elkridge [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elkridge
      • Elkridge [Fayette County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the south of Sanderson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elkridge have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elkridge
    • McDunn [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McDunn
      • McDunn [Fayette County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of Sanderson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McDunn
    • Ansted [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ansted
      • Ansted [Fayette County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Sanderson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,300 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ansted have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ansted
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ansted<2>
    • Beckwith [Fayette County]
    • Dempsey [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dempsey
      • Dempsey [Fayette County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Sanderson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dempsey
    • Fayetteville [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fayetteville
      • Fayetteville [Fayette County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Sanderson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,684 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fayetteville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fayetteville<2>
  • Jackson County
    • Romance [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Romance
      • Romance [Jackson County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Sanderson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Romance
    • Kentuck [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kentuck
      • Kentuck [Jackson County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Sanderson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kentuck
    • Kenna [Jackson County]
    • Statts Mills [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Statts Mills
      • Statts Mills [Jackson County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Sanderson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Statts Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Statts Mills
    • Ripley [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ripley
      • Ripley [Jackson County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Sanderson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,139 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ripley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ripley<2>
    • Sandyville [Jackson County]
  • Lincoln County
    • Alum Creek [Lincoln County]
    • Priestley [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Priestley
      • Priestley [Lincoln County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Sanderson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Priestley
    • Sod [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sod
      • Sod [Lincoln County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Sanderson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sod
    • Garretts Bend [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garretts Bend
      • Garretts Bend [Lincoln County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Sanderson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garretts Bend
    • Hamlin [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hamlin
      • Hamlin [Lincoln County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the west of Sanderson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,005 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamlin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hamlin<2>
  • Nicholas County
    • Dixie [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dixie
      • Dixie [Nicholas County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Sanderson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dixie
    • Beech Glen [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beech Glen
      • Beech Glen [Nicholas County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Sanderson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beech Glen
    • Zela [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Zela
      • Zela [Nicholas County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Sanderson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zela
    • Morrison [Nicholas County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morrison
      • Morrison [Nicholas County] was located 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Sanderson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morrison have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Summersville [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summersville
      • Summersville [Nicholas County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Sanderson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,225 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summersville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Summersville<2>
    • Muddlety [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Muddlety
      • Muddlety [Nicholas County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Sanderson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Muddlety
    • Birch River [Nicholas County]
    • Craigsville [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Craigsville
      • Craigsville [Nicholas County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the east of Sanderson
      • 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>
    • Nettie [Nicholas County]
    • Tioga [Nicholas County]
  • Putnam County
    • Liberty [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty
      • Liberty [Putnam County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Sanderson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty
    • Poca [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poca
      • Poca [Putnam County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of Sanderson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 963 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poca have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poca
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Poca<2>
    • Raymond City [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Raymond City
      • Raymond City [Putnam County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of Sanderson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Raymond City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raymond City
    • Morgans Landing [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morgans Landing
      • Morgans Landing [Putnam County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Sanderson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morgans Landing
    • Paradise [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paradise
      • Paradise [Putnam County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Sanderson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paradise
    • Bancroft [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bancroft
      • Bancroft [Putnam County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Sanderson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 596 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bancroft have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bancroft
    • Scott Village [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scott Village
      • Scott Village [Putnam County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Sanderson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scott Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scott Village
    • Teays Valley [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Teays Valley
      • Teays Valley [Putnam County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Sanderson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Teays Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Teays Valley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Teays Valley<2>
    • Winfield [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winfield
      • Winfield [Putnam County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Sanderson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,410 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winfield have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winfield<2>
    • Eleanor [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eleanor
      • Eleanor [Putnam County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the west of Sanderson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,579 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eleanor have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eleanor
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eleanor<2>
    • Hurricane [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hurricane
      • Hurricane [Putnam County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the west of Sanderson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,389 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hurricane
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hurricane<2>
    • Buffalo [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buffalo
      • Buffalo [Putnam County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Sanderson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,263 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buffalo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Buffalo<2>
  • Raleigh County
    • Dorothy [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dorothy
      • Dorothy [Raleigh County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Sanderson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dorothy
    • Packsville [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Packsville
      • Packsville [Raleigh County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Sanderson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Packsville
    • Arnett [Raleigh County]
    • Harper [Raleigh County]
  • Roane County
    • Pigeon [Roane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pigeon
      • Pigeon [Roane County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Sanderson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pigeon
    • Cicerone [Roane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cicerone
      • Cicerone [Roane County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Sanderson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cicerone
    • Roxalana [Roane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roxalana
      • Roxalana [Roane County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the north of Sanderson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roxalana
    • Flint Town [Roane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flint Town
      • Flint Town [Roane County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Sanderson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flint Town have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flint Town
    • Spencer [Roane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spencer
      • Spencer [Roane County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Sanderson
      • 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 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the north of Sanderson
      • 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

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

Newspapers Published in Sanderson ...

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 93 newspapers that have been published in the area around Sanderson.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Sanderson, there are papers which were published within 14 miles [22.5 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Sanderson.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites either 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 Sanderson:

  • 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 Sanderson ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Sanderson.

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

  • Kennedy Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Kennedy Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Kennedy Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kennedy Cemetery
  • Odell Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Odell Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Odell Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Odell Cemetery
  • Ryder Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ryder Cemetery
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Ryder Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • The Ryder Cemetery is located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Pinch.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ryder Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #79780<5>
  • O Dell Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the O Dell Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the O Dell Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on O Dell Cemetery
  • Murdock Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Murdock Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Murdock Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Murdock Cemetery
  • Hayes Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hayes Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hayes Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hayes Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Perry Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Perry Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Perry Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Perry Cemetery
    • Vickers Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Vickers Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Vickers Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vickers Cemetery
    • Patterson Cemetery
    • Blakley Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Blakley Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Blakley Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Blakley Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Sanderson.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blakley Cemetery
    • Proctor Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Proctor Cemetery
      • Proctor Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Sanderson.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Proctor Cemetery
    • Hinkle Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hinkle Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hinkle Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Hinkle Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Sanderson.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hinkle Cemetery
    • Deer Run - Keaton - Myers Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Deer Run - Keaton - Myers Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Deer Run - Keaton - Myers Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Deer Run - Keaton - Myers Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Sanderson.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deer Run - Keaton - Myers Cemetery
    • Woody Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Woody Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Woody Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Woody Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Sanderson.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woody Cemetery
    • Morris Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Morris Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Morris Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Morris Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Sanderson.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morris 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.<6>

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

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

  • Odell [Kanawha County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Odell
    • Odell [Kanawha County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Sanderson
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 16 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Odell had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Odell have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Odell
  • Gazil [Kanawha County] - Historic
    • While Gazil was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gazil
    • Gazil [Kanawha County] was located 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Sanderson
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Gazil had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gazil have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Kendalia [Kanawha County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kendalia
    • Kendalia [Kanawha County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Sanderson
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Kendalia had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kendalia have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kendalia
  • Coco [Kanawha County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coco
    • Coco [Kanawha County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Sanderson
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Coco had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coco have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coco
  • Apgah [Kanawha County] - Historic
    • While Apgah was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Apgah
    • Apgah [Kanawha County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Sanderson
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Apgah had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Apgah have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Spangler [Kanawha County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spangler
    • Spangler [Kanawha County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Sanderson
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Spangler had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spangler have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spangler
  • Continue List ...
    • Pond Gap [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pond Gap
      • Pond Gap [Kanawha County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Sanderson
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Pond Gap had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pond Gap have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pond Gap
    • Clendenin [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clendenin
      • Clendenin [Kanawha County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Sanderson
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 106 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,098 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Clendenin had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clendenin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clendenin<2>
    • Jarrett [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jarrett
      • Jarrett [Kanawha County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Sanderson
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Jarrett had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jarrett have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jarrett
    • Cedar Grove [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Grove
      • Cedar Grove [Kanawha County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Sanderson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 897 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Cedar Grove had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Grove
    • Lizemores [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lizemores
      • Lizemores [Clay County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Sanderson
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Lizemores had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lizemores have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lizemores
    • Kanawha City [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kanawha City
      • Kanawha City [Kanawha County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Sanderson
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Kanawha City had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kanawha City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kanawha City
    • Malden [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Malden
      • Malden [Kanawha County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Sanderson
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 355 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Malden had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Malden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Malden<2>
    • Coalburg [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coalburg
      • Coalburg [Kanawha County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Sanderson
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 520 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Coalburg had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coalburg have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coalburg
    • East Bank [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Bank
      • East Bank [Kanawha County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Sanderson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 857 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, East Bank had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Bank have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Bank

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Sanderson ...

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

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

SPV's Comprehensive Railroad Atlas of North America - Appalachia & Piedmont
(Available from Amazon.com)

Written by: Walker, Mike

Published by Steam Powered Video (SPV), 2004

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Kanawha County: www.kanawha.us/

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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Sanderson) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sanderson. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.3645, Longitude: -81.3682       In this case, the coordinates for Sanderson 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>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<5>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.
<6>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 Sanderson, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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