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Our Genealogical Helper for Saunders ...

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 Saunders (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 Saunders. 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 Saunders ...

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 5 newspapers that have been published in the area around Saunders.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Saunders, there are papers which were published within 14 miles [22.5 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Saunders.

Cemeteries Near Saunders ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Saunders.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSE Brown - Browning Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Workman Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNE Jasper Workman Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Cook Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Harvey-Toler Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Jarrells Branch Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  N Hatfield Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Lowe Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Browning Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  W Riley Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  W Ruffner Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Claypool Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Stark Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Jarrells Branch Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Bailey Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Jarrells Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW White Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Litz - Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Asbury Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Milty T Morgan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hillcrest Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  SE Glen Fork Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Webb Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Dickens Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pettry Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bias - Pauley Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Pauley Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Middle Ferrell Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Browning Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Yolyn Community 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 Saunders in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Saunders.

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

Bald Knob   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Saunders
 - Bald Knob had a post office and no railroad service
Oceana   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Saunders
 - 1895 population of 275 people (with 1,245 people in 2017)
 - Oceana had a post office and no railroad service
Crany   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Saunders
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Crany had a post office and no railroad service
Bandytown   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Saunders
 - Bandytown had a post office and no railroad service
Jesse   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Saunders
 - Jesse had a post office and no railroad service
Man   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Saunders
 - Man had a post office and no railroad service
Christian   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Saunders
 - 1895 population of 28 people
 - Christian had a post office and no railroad service
Sun Hill   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South (S) from Saunders
 - Sun Hill had a post office and no railroad service
Redbird   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East (E) from Saunders
 - Redbird had a post office and no railroad service
Dry Creek   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Saunders
 - 1895 population of 22 people
 - Dry Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Van   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North (N) from Saunders
 - Van had a post office and no railroad service
Gordon   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North (N) from Saunders
 - Gordon 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 Saunders. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Saunders 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 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.

Saunders 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 Saunders. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Saunders:

Logan     (The home county for Saunders)
      Mineral City   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Mallory   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Man   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Logan   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Peach Creek   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Switzer   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      West Logan   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Mitchell Heights   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Omar   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Thompson Town   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Hedgeview   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Holden   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Chapmanville   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Rocklick   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Greenwood   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Bald Knob   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Barrett   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Pondco   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Bim   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Lindytown - Historic   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Stark   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Bandytown   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Kohlsaat   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Twilight   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Bob White   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Cazy   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Pax   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      McDunn   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Powellton   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Harvey   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Oak Hill   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Montgomery   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Smithers   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cannelton   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Thurmond   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Beckwith   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Gauley Bridge   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Acme   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Carbon   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Eskdale   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Winifrede   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cabin Creek   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Belle   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Chesapeake   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hollygrove   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Marmet   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cedar Grove   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      East Bank   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Glasgow   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Handley   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Harts   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Sod   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Alum Creek   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Wewanta   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hamlin   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Davy   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Big Sandy   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Iaeger   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Wyoming City   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Welch   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Union City   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Kimball   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Keystone   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Northfork   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Gary   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bradshaw   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Thorpe   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Elkhorn   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Weyanoke   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Matoaka   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Coopers   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bramwell   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Montcalm   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Gilbert   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Baisden   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Gilbert Creek   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Pie   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Wharncliffe   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Musick   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Red Jacket   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Delbarton   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Blackberry City   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Matewan   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Chattaroy   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Williamson   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Greyeagle   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Beech Glen   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Arnett   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Packsville   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Fairdale   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Tolleys   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Lester   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Harper   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Helen   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Sophia   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Eastgulf   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Rhodell   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Crab Orchard   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Old Mill Village   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Mabscott   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Jumping Branch   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Cove Gap   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Wilsondale   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Oceana   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Clear Fork   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Uno   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Baileysville   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Cub City   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Mullensville   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Pineville   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Mullens   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Bud   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Martin (KY)
      Lovely (KY)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Pilgrim (KY)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Warfield (KY)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Pike (KY)
      Majestic (KY)   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Freeburn (KY)   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      McCarr (KY)   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Stopover (KY)   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Phelps (KY)   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ransom (KY)   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hardy (KY)   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Belfry (KY)   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      South Williamson (KY)   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Huddy (KY)   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Stone (KY)   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Forest Hills (KY)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      McAndrews (KY)   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Buchanan (VA)
      Kelsa (VA)   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bearwallow (VA)   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
Tazewell (VA)
      Pocahontas (VA)   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Boissevain (VA)   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Abbs Valley (VA)   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 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 Saunders:

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    
Fayette 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    
Mercer County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Mingo County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Nicholas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Raleigh County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Summers 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    
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    
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 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 ...

The Communities of West Virginia

About Logan County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Saunders. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.7998, Longitude: -81.6723     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Saunders 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 Saunders, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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