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Our Genealogical Helper for Sarah Ann ...

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 Sarah Ann (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 Sarah Ann. 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 Sarah Ann ...

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 8 newspapers that have been published in the area around Sarah Ann.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Sarah Ann, there are papers which were published within 9 miles [14.5 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Sarah Ann.

Cemeteries Near Sarah Ann ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Sarah Ann.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSW Hatfield Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Sizemore Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Farley Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  N Chauncey Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Ferrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Browning Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Curry Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Duty Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Musick Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Kennedy Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Browning Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hatfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Upper Hinchman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Avis Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Steele Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Hatfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Hatfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Varney Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Meador Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Ellis Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Browning - Grimmet Cemetery   [Map]     
  E McDonald Cemetery   [Map]     
  E McDonald Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mahon Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Varney Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Musick Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Hatfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Hatfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Chafin Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Toler Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hatfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mullens Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Logan Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Steele Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Whitman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Curry Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Chapman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mounts Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Browning - Dye Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Litz - Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Core Cemetery   [Map]     
  N George F. Browning Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Ooten Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Farley Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Upper Curry Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Varney Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  N Baisden Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mounts Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW J B Ellis Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Simkins Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Ellis Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Browning Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Claypool Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Ruffner Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Chambers Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Foley Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Old City Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Dempsey Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Estep Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mounts Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  ENE Riley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Yolyn Community Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Vance Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Lower Curry Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Adair Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Farley Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Marcum Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Williams 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 Sarah Ann in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Sarah Ann.

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

Oilville   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Sarah Ann
 - Oilville had a post office and no railroad service
Man   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Sarah Ann
 - Man had a post office and no railroad service
Christian   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Sarah Ann
 - 1895 population of 28 people
 - Christian had a post office and no railroad service
North Spring   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Sarah Ann
 - 1895 population of 129 people
 - North Spring had a post office and no railroad service
Hanover   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Sarah Ann
 - Hanover had a post office and no railroad service
Lincoln   [Map]
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Sarah Ann
 - Lincoln had a post office and no railroad service
Lake   [Map]
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Sarah Ann
 - 1895 population of 21 people
 - Lake had a post office and no railroad service
Phelps (KY)   [Map]
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Sarah Ann
 - Phelps 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 Sarah Ann. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Sarah Ann 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 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 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.

Sarah Ann is located in Logan County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Logan County: Boone, Lincoln, Mingo & Wyoming.

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

Logan     (The home county for Sarah Ann)
      Omar   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Switzer   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Man   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Mallory   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Holden   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Mineral City   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Hedgeview   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Logan   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Thompson Town   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      West Logan   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Peach Creek   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Troy Town   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Hewett   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Clothier   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Manila   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Ottawa   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Stark   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Havana   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Jeffrey   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Ramage   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Secoal   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Barrett   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Bim   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Cazy   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Acme   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Carbon   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Eskdale   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Winifrede   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Harts   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Wewanta   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Sod   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hamlin   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Alum Creek   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Wyoming City   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Iaeger   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Union City   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Big Sandy   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Davy   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bradshaw   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Welch   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Kimball   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      War   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Gary   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Keystone   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Thorpe   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Pie   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Musick   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Baisden   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Gilbert   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Red Jacket   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Wharncliffe   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Gilbert Creek   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Delbarton   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Blackberry City   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Matewan   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Williamson   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Chattaroy   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Packsville   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Arnett   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Fairdale   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Helen   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Lester   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Rhodell   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Tolleys   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Eastgulf   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Harper   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Sophia   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Wilsondale   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Cove Gap   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Armilda   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Cub City   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Uno   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Clear Fork   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Baileysville   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Oceana   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Mullensville   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Pineville   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Mullens   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bud   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
Floyd (KY)
      Betsy Layne (KY)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Harold (KY)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Stanville (KY)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Tram (KY)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ivel (KY)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Grethel (KY)   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Banner (KY)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Dana (KY)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Teaberry (KY)   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Dwale (KY)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Johnson (KY)
      Whitehouse (KY)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lawrence (KY)
      Clifford (KY)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Maynard (KY) - Historic   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Peach Orchard (KY)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Patrick (KY)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ben Bow (KY)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Richardson (KY)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Gallup (KY) - Historic   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Ulysses (KY) - Historic   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Martin (KY)
      Lovely (KY)   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Pilgrim (KY)   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Warfield (KY)   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hode (KY)   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Beauty (KY)   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Debord (KY)   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Inez (KY)   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Tomahawk (KY)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
Pike (KY)
      McCarr (KY)   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Freeburn (KY)   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Majestic (KY)   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Stopover (KY)   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Ransom (KY)   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Hardy (KY)   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Belfry (KY)   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Phelps (KY)   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      South Williamson (KY)   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Huddy (KY)   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Stone (KY)   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Forest Hills (KY)   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
Buchanan (VA)
      Kelsa (VA)   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Grundy (VA)   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Royal City (VA)   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Janey (VA)   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Vansant (VA)   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bearwallow (VA)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Dickenson (VA)
      Haysi (VA)   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although it should be mentioned that they might link to other websites which do charge.

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

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 Logan County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Boone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Kanawha County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lincoln County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
McDowell 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    
Wayne County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wyoming County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Floyd County (KY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Johnson County (KY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Lawrence County (KY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Martin County (KY):       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    

Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

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

Of Special Interest ...

The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.

Disaster Stories from West Virginia
Also see Diaster Stories for ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for West Virginia

About Logan County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sarah Ann. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.7112, Longitude: -81.9873     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sarah Ann 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 Sarah Ann, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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