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Our Genealogical Helper for Sandy Huff ...

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 Sandy Huff (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 Sandy Huff. 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 Sandy Huff ...

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 11 newspapers that have been published in the area around Sandy Huff.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Sandy Huff, there are papers which were published within 16 miles [25.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Sandy Huff.

Cemeteries Near Sandy Huff ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Sandy Huff.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW Robert Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  W Collins Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  W Meadows Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Lockhart Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Bowles Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Lester Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Kennedy Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Steele Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Collins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Kelly Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Iaeger Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Robert Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Powell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Reed Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Blevins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Morgan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Morgan Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Lockhart Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Cline Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Bailey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Roberts Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Trap Fork Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Stacy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Candy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Brant Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Horn Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Rowe Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Collins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Rowe Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Atwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Riffe Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Deskins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bailey Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bailey Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  W Mullins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Estep Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Collins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Oak Log Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Rex Cline Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Ritchie & Cline Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bailey Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mounts Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Sullivan Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Estep Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Haggy Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Justice Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Lockhart Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Blankenship Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Robertson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Lester Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Estep Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Kennedy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Payne Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Vance Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Woods Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Star Hollow Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Stacy Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bailey Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Lockhart Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Lowe Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Cline Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Burke Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mullins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Payne Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Sparks Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Puckett Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Rose Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Cline Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Buchanan Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Lester Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Collins Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Matney 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>

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

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

Iaeger   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Sandy Huff
 - 1895 population of 51 people (with 255 people in 2017)
 - Iaeger had a post office and no railroad service
Hanover   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Sandy Huff
 - Hanover had a post office and no railroad service
North Spring   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Sandy Huff
 - 1895 population of 129 people
 - North Spring had a post office and no railroad service
Lincoln   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Sandy Huff
 - Lincoln had a post office and no railroad service
Bradshaw   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Sandy Huff
 - Bradshaw had a post office and no railroad service
Baileysville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Sandy Huff
 - Baileysville had a post office and no railroad service
Sun Hill   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Sandy Huff
 - Sun Hill had a post office and no railroad service
Christian   [Map]
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Sandy Huff
 - 1895 population of 28 people
 - Christian 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 Sandy Huff. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Sandy Huff 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 northeast 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 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 east 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.

Sandy Huff is located in McDowell County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of McDowell County: Buchanan (VA), Tazewell (VA), Mercer, Mingo & Wyoming.

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

McDowell     (The home county for Sandy Huff)
      Iaeger   [Map]   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Union City   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Big Sandy   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Davy   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Bradshaw   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Wyoming City   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Welch   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      War   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Gary   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Kimball   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Thorpe   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Keystone   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Northfork   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Rocklick   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Greenwood   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bald Knob   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Barrett   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Pondco   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Stark   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bim   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Lindytown - Historic   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bandytown   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bob White   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cazy   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Clothier   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Kohlsaat   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Pax   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Mallory   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Mineral City   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Man   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Omar   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Switzer   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Holden   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Logan   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hedgeview   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Peach Creek   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Thompson Town   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      West Logan   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Troy Town   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Mitchell Heights   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Coopers   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bramwell   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Weyanoke   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Matoaka   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Montcalm   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bluefield   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Johnston Town   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Edison   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Princeton   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Gilbert Creek   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Baisden   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Gilbert   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Wharncliffe   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Pie   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Musick   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Blackberry City   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Matewan   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Red Jacket   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Delbarton   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Williamson   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Chattaroy   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Rhodell   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Helen   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Eastgulf   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Arnett   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Fairdale   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Lester   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Tolleys   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Sophia   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Coal City   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Crab Orchard   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Packsville   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Harper   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Mabscott   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cub City   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Baileysville   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Uno   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Clear Fork   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Mullensville   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Pineville   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Oceana   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Bud   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Mullens   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
Pike (KY)
      Stopover (KY)   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Majestic (KY)   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Freeburn (KY)   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Phelps (KY)   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      McCarr (KY)   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Ransom (KY)   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Fedscreek (KY)   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      McVeigh (KY)   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hardy (KY)   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      McAndrews (KY)   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Mouthcard (KY)   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Pinsonfork (KY)   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Belfry (KY)   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
Buchanan (VA)
      Bearwallow (VA)   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Kelsa (VA)   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Grundy (VA)   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Janey (VA)   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Royal City (VA)   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Vansant (VA)   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Dickenson (VA)
      Haysi (VA)   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Clinchco (VA)   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Russell (VA)
      Dye (VA)   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Russell (VA)   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Honaker (VA)   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
Smyth (VA)
      Cardwell Town (VA)   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Allison Gap (VA)   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Tazewell (VA)
      Dunford Village (VA)   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Abbs Valley (VA)   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Boissevain (VA)   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Richlands (VA)   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Pocahontas (VA)   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Cedar Bluff (VA)   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Raven (VA)   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Claypool Hill (VA)   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Tazewell (VA)   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bluefield (VA)   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Little Town (VA)   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with 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 - although 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 Sandy Huff:

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 McDowell County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Boone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Logan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Mercer County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Mingo County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Raleigh County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wyoming County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pike County (KY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Buchanan County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dickenson County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Russell County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Smyth County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tazewell County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

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

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of West Virginia:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sandy Huff. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.4782, Longitude: -81.7751     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sandy Huff have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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

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

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