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Sardis, West Virginia
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Our Genealogical Helper for Sardis ...

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 Sardis (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 Sardis. 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 Sardis ...

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 49 newspapers that have been published in the area around Sardis.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Sardis, there are papers which were published within 13 miles [20.9 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Sardis.

Cemeteries Near Sardis ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Sardis.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  S Sardis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Plant Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Ash Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Marshville Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hardman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Olive Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Reynolds Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Rittenhouse Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Garrett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Community Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW IOOF Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Robinson Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Shahan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Greenlawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Gore Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Swiger Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Allen Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hepzibah Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Marsh Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Boggess Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Enon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Pt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Borring Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Milford Road Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE IOOF Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bartlett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Griffin Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Lyon Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Robinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Grass Run Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  N Shaw Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Sunset Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Holy Cross Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Jackson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Barnes Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Duncan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Richardson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Cunningham Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW McIntire Fork Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Sycamore Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Sycamore Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Fortney Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Robinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Pine Bluff Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Wyatt Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Wetzel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Oakdale Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Dye Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW K of P Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Center Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Stonewall Park Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bennett Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Shinns Run Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Michael D Martin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Jett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Odell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Grim Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Elizabeth Mason Memorial Park   [Map]     
  N Cunningham Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  W Cascara Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  N Hildreth Cemetery   [Map]     
  S IOOF Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Adkinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. Clare IOOF Cemetery<3>   [Map]     
  SSE Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bond Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bridgeport Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Enterprise Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE McIntyre Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Wamsley Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Scritchfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Sedalia Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N Shaw Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Greenbrier Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Day Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Sheets Mill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Wolfe Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Burns Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Norman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Floral Hills Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  SE Davison Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Nuzum Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Adamsville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Nay Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Crim 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.<4>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Sardis had a population of 125 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Marshville   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Sardis
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Marshville had a post office and no railroad service
Dola   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North (N) from Sardis
 - Dola had a post office and no railroad service
Olive   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Sardis
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Olive had a post office and no railroad service
Reynoldsville   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Sardis
 - Reynoldsville had a post office and no railroad service
Wilsonburg   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Sardis
 - 1895 population of 156 people
 - Wilsonburg had a post office and railroad service
Wolf Summit   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Sardis
 - 1895 population of 53 people
 - Wolf Summit had a post office and railroad service
Adamston   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Sardis
 - 1895 population of 55 people
 - Adamston had a post office and no railroad service
Lumberport   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Sardis
 - 1895 population of 107 people (with 848 people in 2017)
 - Lumberport had a post office and no railroad service
Jimtown   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Sardis
 - Jimtown had a post office and no railroad service
Clarksburg   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Sardis
 - 1895 population of 3,008 people (with 15,621 people in 2017)
 - Clarksburg had a post office and railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Sardis. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Sardis 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 southwest 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 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 west 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.

Sardis is located in Harrison County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Harrison County: Barbour, Doddridge, Lewis, Marion, Taylor, Upshur & Wetzel.

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

Harrison     (The home county for Sardis)
      O'Neill   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Gore   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Lumberport   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Adamston   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Clarksburg   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Despard   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Shinnston   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Nutter Fort   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Anmoore   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Stonewood   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Salem   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Bridgeport   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Adaland   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Berryburg   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Elk City   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Philippi   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Wellington Heights   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Union   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Audra   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Valley Bend   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Belington   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Junior   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Burnsville   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Arnett   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Smithburg   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      West Union   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Sand Fork   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Truebada   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Glenville   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Jane Lew   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Valley Chapel   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Smith Village   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Weston   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Camden   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Cox Town   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Garton Village   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Worthington   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Helens Run   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Mannington   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Monongah   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Whitehall   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Farmington   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Garden Village   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Pleasant Valley   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Barrackville   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Fairmont   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Grant Town   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Adaline   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cameron   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Kent   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Knoxville   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Arnettsville   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Smithtown   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Blacksville   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cassville   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Granville   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Osage   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Star City   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Westover   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Morgantown   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Brookhaven   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Baker Ridge   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Canyon   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hebron   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Newburg   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Threefork Bridge   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Arthurdale   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Reedsville   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Tunnelton   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Masontown   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Heathers Run   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Rowlesburg   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Kingwood   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Tigheville   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Montrose   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Womelsdorf   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Leadsville   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Pennsboro   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Pullman   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Ellenboro   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Harrisville   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Cantwell   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Flemington   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Fetterman   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Grafton   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Knottsville   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Atwood   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Middlebourne   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Paden City   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Sistersville   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Friendly   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Buckhannon   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Excelsior   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Gormley   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Frenchton   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hoover Town   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Wilsontown   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Smithfield   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Bane   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Uniontown   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Barker   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Pine Grove   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hundred   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Littleton   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bebee   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      New Martinsville   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Monroe (OH)
      Clarington (OH)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Washington (OH)
      Matamoras (OH)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Grandview (OH)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
Fayette (PA)
      Fairchance (PA)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Point Marion (PA)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Greene (PA)
      Morrisville (PA)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Waynesburg (PA)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 - you should note 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 Sardis:

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 Harrison County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Barbour County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Braxton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Doddridge County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Gilmer County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lewis County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monongalia County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pleasants County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Preston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Randolph County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Ritchie County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Taylor County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tyler County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Upshur County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wetzel County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Washington County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fayette County (PA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Greene County (PA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Sardis ...

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

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

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide
      Published by Rand McNally & Co.      (Document found on Google Books)
Notes for Sardis:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Sardis.
      See our Misc Page for Sardis for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Harrison County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Harrison County:

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sardis. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.3376, Longitude: -80.4179     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sardis 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>UMC is an abbreviation for the United Methodist Church

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<4>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 Sardis, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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