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Our Genealogy Helper for Sanger ...

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

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Sanger is located in Fayette 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 Fayette County: Greenbrier, Kanawha, Nicholas, Raleigh & Summers.

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

  • Fayette County     (The home county of Sanger)
    • Thurmond [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thurmond
      • Thurmond [Fayette County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Sanger
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thurmond
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thurmond<2>
    • Concho [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Concho
      • Concho [Fayette County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Sanger
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Concho have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Concho
    • Newlyn [Fayette County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newlyn
      • Newlyn [Fayette County] was located less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Sanger
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newlyn have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Rush Run [Fayette County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rush Run
      • Rush Run [Fayette County] was located 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Sanger
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rush Run have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Oak Hill [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Hill
      • Oak Hill [Fayette County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Sanger
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,028 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Hill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oak Hill<2>
    • Harvey [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harvey
      • Harvey [Fayette County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Sanger
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harvey
    • Redstar [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Redstar
      • Redstar [Fayette County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Sanger
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Redstar have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Redstar
    • Whipple [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whipple
      • Whipple [Fayette County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Sanger
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whipple
    • Sewell Knob [Fayette County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sewell Knob
      • Sewell Knob [Fayette County] was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Sanger
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Sewell Knob. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
      • Sewell Knob has also been known as:
      • Swell Knob
    • Stonecliff [Fayette County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stonecliff
      • Stonecliff [Fayette County] was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Sanger
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Stonecliff. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
      • Stonecliff has also been known as:
      • Stone Cliff
    • Garten [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garten
      • Garten [Fayette County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Sanger
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garten
    • Mount Hope [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Hope
      • Mount Hope [Fayette County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Sanger
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,259 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Hope have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Hope
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Hope<2>
  • Boone County
    • Whitesville [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whitesville
      • Whitesville [Boone County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Sanger
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 416 people
      • Former names for Whitesville:
      • Jarrods Valley
      • Pritchard City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitesville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Whitesville<2>
    • Elk Run Junction [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elk Run Junction
      • Elk Run Junction [Boone County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of Sanger
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elk Run Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elk Run Junction
    • Janie [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Janie
      • Janie [Boone County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of Sanger
      • Former name for Janie:
      • Mordue
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Janie
    • Sylvester [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sylvester
      • Sylvester [Boone County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Sanger
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 133 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sylvester
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sylvester<2>
    • Joes Creek [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Joes Creek
      • Joes Creek [Boone County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of Sanger
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Joes Creek
    • Keith [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keith
      • Keith [Boone County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of Sanger
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keith
    • Orgas [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orgas
      • Orgas [Boone County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of Sanger
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orgas
    • Lindytown [Boone County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lindytown
      • Lindytown [Boone County] was located 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Sanger
    • Cabot [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cabot
      • Cabot [Boone County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Sanger
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cabot have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cabot
    • Coopertown [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coopertown
      • Coopertown [Boone County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Sanger
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coopertown
    • Twilight [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Twilight
      • Twilight [Boone County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Sanger
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Twilight
    • Bandytown [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bandytown
      • Bandytown [Boone County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Sanger
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bandytown
  • Clay County
    • Clay [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clay
      • Clay [Clay County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the north of Sanger
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 430 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clay
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clay<2>
  • Greenbrier County
    • Rainelle [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rainelle
      • Rainelle [Greenbrier County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east of Sanger
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,516 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rainelle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rainelle<2>
    • Charmco [Greenbrier County]
    • Hines [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hines
      • Hines [Greenbrier County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east of Sanger
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hines
    • McRoss [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McRoss
      • McRoss [Greenbrier County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east of Sanger
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McRoss
    • Orient Hill [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orient Hill
      • Orient Hill [Greenbrier County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Sanger
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orient Hill
    • Vale [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vale
      • Vale [Greenbrier County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Sanger
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vale
    • Crichton [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crichton
      • Crichton [Greenbrier County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Sanger
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crichton
    • Quinwood [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quinwood
      • Quinwood [Greenbrier County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Sanger
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 260 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quinwood
    • Rupert [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rupert
      • Rupert [Greenbrier County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Sanger
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 880 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rupert
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rupert<2>
    • Crawley [Greenbrier County]
    • Brushy Junction [Greenbrier County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brushy Junction
      • Brushy Junction [Greenbrier County] was located 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Sanger
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Brushy Junction. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Kieffer [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kieffer
      • Kieffer [Greenbrier County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Sanger
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kieffer
  • Kanawha County
    • Carbon [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carbon
      • Carbon [Kanawha County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Sanger
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carbon
    • Acme [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Acme
      • Acme [Kanawha County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of Sanger
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Acme
    • Eskdale [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eskdale
      • Eskdale [Kanawha County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Sanger
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eskdale
    • Handley [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Handley
      • Handley [Kanawha County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Sanger
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 309 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Handley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Handley
    • Hollygrove [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hollygrove
      • Hollygrove [Kanawha County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Sanger
      • Hollygrove has also been known as:
      • Hollygrove Station
      • Hudnall
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hollygrove
    • Pratt [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pratt
      • Pratt [Kanawha County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Sanger
      • 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
    • Ronda [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ronda
      • Ronda [Kanawha County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Sanger
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ronda
    • Dry Branch [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dry Branch
      • Dry Branch [Kanawha County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Sanger
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dry Branch
    • Glasgow [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glasgow
      • Glasgow [Kanawha County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Sanger
      • 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>
    • Cabin Creek [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cabin Creek
      • Cabin Creek [Kanawha County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Sanger
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cabin Creek
    • Cedar Grove [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Grove
      • Cedar Grove [Kanawha County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Sanger
      • 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
    • East Bank [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Bank
      • East Bank [Kanawha County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Sanger
      • 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
  • McDowell County
    • Northfork [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Northfork
      • Northfork [McDowell County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Sanger
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 322 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Northfork have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northfork
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Northfork<2>
  • Mercer County
    • Athens [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Athens
      • Athens [Mercer County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the south of Sanger
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 890 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Athens
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Athens<2>
    • Matoaka [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Matoaka
      • Matoaka [Mercer County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the south of Sanger
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 193 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Matoaka have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Matoaka
    • Princeton [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Princeton
      • Princeton [Mercer County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the south of Sanger
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,599 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Princeton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Princeton<2>
  • Monroe County
    • Union [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union
      • Union [Monroe County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Sanger
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 539 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union
  • Nicholas County
    • Beech Glen [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beech Glen
      • Beech Glen [Nicholas County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Sanger
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beech Glen
    • Dixie [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dixie
      • Dixie [Nicholas County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Sanger
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dixie
    • Morrison [Nicholas County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morrison
      • Morrison [Nicholas County] was located 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Sanger
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morrison have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Snow Hill [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Snow Hill
      • Snow Hill [Nicholas County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Sanger
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Snow Hill
    • Zela [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Zela
      • Zela [Nicholas County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Sanger
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zela
    • Peaser Junction [Nicholas County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peaser Junction
      • Peaser Junction [Nicholas County] was located 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Sanger
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Peaser Junction. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Summersville [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summersville
      • Summersville [Nicholas County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Sanger
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,225 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summersville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Summersville<2>
    • Odell Town [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Odell Town
      • Odell Town [Nicholas County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Sanger
      • Odell Town has also been known as:
      • Odell
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Odell Town
    • Tolbert [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tolbert
      • Tolbert [Nicholas County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Sanger
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tolbert
    • Nettie [Nicholas County]
    • Craigsville [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Craigsville
      • Craigsville [Nicholas County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Sanger
      • 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>
    • Richwood [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richwood
      • Richwood [Nicholas County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Sanger
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,842 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Richwood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Richwood<2>
  • Raleigh County
    • Terry [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Terry
      • Terry [Raleigh County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Sanger
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Terry
    • Royal [Raleigh County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Royal
      • Royal [Raleigh County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Sanger
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Royal have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Bradley [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bradley
      • Bradley [Raleigh County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Sanger
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bradley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bradley
    • Piney View [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Piney View
      • Piney View [Raleigh County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Sanger
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Piney View have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Piney View
    • Stanaford [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stanaford
      • Stanaford [Raleigh County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Sanger
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stanaford have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stanaford
    • Prosperity [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prosperity
      • Prosperity [Raleigh County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Sanger
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prosperity
    • Skelton [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Skelton
      • Skelton [Raleigh County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Sanger
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Skelton
    • Sprague [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sprague
      • Sprague [Raleigh County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Sanger
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sprague
    • White Stick [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White Stick
      • White Stick [Raleigh County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Sanger
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Stick
    • Beckley [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beckley
      • Beckley [Raleigh County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Sanger
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,805 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beckley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beckley<2>
    • Clifftop [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clifftop
      • Clifftop [Raleigh County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Sanger
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clifftop
    • Harper [Raleigh County]
  • Summers County
    • Sandstone [Summers County]
    • Jumping Branch [Summers County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jumping Branch
      • Jumping Branch [Summers County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of Sanger
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jumping Branch
    • Hinton [Summers County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hinton
      • Hinton [Summers County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Sanger
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,321 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hinton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hinton<2>
    • Bellepoint [Summers County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bellepoint
      • Bellepoint [Summers County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Sanger
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bellepoint
    • Bargers Springs [Summers County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bargers Springs
      • Bargers Springs [Summers County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Sanger
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bargers Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bargers Springs
    • Forest Hill [Summers County]
  • Webster County
    • Camden-on-Gauley [Webster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camden-on-Gauley
      • Camden-on-Gauley [Webster County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Sanger
      • 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
  • Wyoming County
    • Kopperston [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kopperston
      • Kopperston [Wyoming County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Sanger
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kopperston
    • Mullens [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mullens
      • Mullens [Wyoming County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Sanger
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,288 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mullens have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mullens
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mullens<2>
    • Oceana [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oceana
      • Oceana [Wyoming County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Sanger
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,195 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oceana have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oceana
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oceana<2>
    • Pineville [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pineville
      • Pineville [Wyoming County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Sanger
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 567 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pineville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pineville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pineville<2>

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

Newspapers Published in Sanger ...

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 17 newspapers that have been published in the area around Sanger.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Sanger, there are papers which were published within 6 miles [9.7 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Sanger.

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 helpful 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 Sanger:

  • 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 Sanger ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Sanger.

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

  • Hilltop Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hilltop Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hilltop Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hilltop Cemetery
  • High Lawn Memorial Park
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the High Lawn Memorial Park
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the High Lawn Memorial Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on High Lawn Memorial Park
  • Bays Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bays Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bays Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bays Cemetery
  • Pleasant View Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pleasant View Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pleasant View Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant View Cemetery
  • Peters Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Peters Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Peters Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peters Cemetery
  • Huse Memorial Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Huse Memorial Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Huse Memorial Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Huse Memorial Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Sanger.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huse Memorial Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Pierce Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pierce Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pierce Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Pierce Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Sanger.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pierce Cemetery
    • John Nugen Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the John Nugen Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the John Nugen Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • John Nugen Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Sanger.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on John Nugen Cemetery
    • Royal Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Royal Cemetery
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Royal Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
      • Royal Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Sanger.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Royal Cemetery
    • Wriston Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Wriston Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Wriston Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Wriston Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Sanger.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wriston Cemetery
    • Tyree Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Tyree Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Tyree Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Tyree Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Sanger.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tyree Cemetery
    • Holly Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Holly Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Holly Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Holly Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Sanger.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holly Cemetery
    • Ellison Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ellison Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ellison Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Ellison Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Sanger.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ellison Cemetery
    • Lively Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lively Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lively Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Lively Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Sanger.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lively Cemetery
    • Cottle 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 Sanger in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Sanger.

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

  • Thurmond [Fayette County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thurmond
    • Thurmond [Fayette County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Sanger
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Thurmond had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thurmond
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thurmond<2>
  • Rush Run [Fayette County] - Historic
    • While Rush Run was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rush Run
    • Rush Run [Fayette County] was located 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Sanger
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Rush Run had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rush Run have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Dimmock [Fayette County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dimmock
    • Dimmock [Fayette County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Sanger
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Dimmock had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dimmock have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dimmock
  • Oak Hill [Fayette County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Hill
    • Oak Hill [Fayette County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Sanger
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 98 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,028 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Oak Hill had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Hill
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oak Hill<2>
  • Stonecliff [Fayette County] - Historic
    • While Stonecliff was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stonecliff
    • Stonecliff [Fayette County] was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Sanger
    • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 100 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Stonecliff had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Stonecliff. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Stonecliff has also been known as:
    • Stone Cliff
  • Beury [Fayette County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beury
    • Beury [Fayette County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Sanger
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Beury had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beury have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beury
  • Continue List ...
    • Claremont [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Claremont
      • Claremont [Fayette County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Sanger
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Claremont had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Claremont have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Claremont
    • Alaska [Fayette County] - Historic
      • While Alaska was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alaska
      • Alaska [Fayette County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Sanger
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Alaska had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alaska have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Fire Creek [Fayette County] - Historic
      • While Fire Creek was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fire Creek
      • Fire Creek [Fayette County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Sanger
      • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 250 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Fire Creek had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fire Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Gatewood [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gatewood
      • Gatewood [Fayette County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Sanger
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Gatewood had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gatewood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gatewood
    • Mount Hope [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Hope
      • Mount Hope [Fayette County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Sanger
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,259 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Mount Hope had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Hope have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Hope
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Hope<2>
    • McKendree [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McKendree
      • McKendree [Fayette County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Sanger
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 40 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, McKendree had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McKendree have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McKendree
    • East Sewell [Fayette County] - Historic
      • While East Sewell was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Sewell
      • East Sewell [Fayette County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Sanger
      • From the 1895 Atlas, East Sewell had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Sewell have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Sewell [Fayette County] - Historic
      • While Sewell was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sewell
      • Sewell [Fayette County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Sanger
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Sewell had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sewell have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Caperton [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Caperton
      • Caperton [Fayette County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Sanger
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 562 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Caperton had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Caperton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Caperton

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Sanger ...

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

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

Rand McNally Map of West Virginia (1911)

Published by Rand McNally & Co.

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for West Virginia

About Fayette County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Sanger. 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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Sanger) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sanger. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.9565, Longitude: -81.1129       In this case, the coordinates for Sanger 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 Sanger, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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