Sago, West Virginia

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Sago West Virginia Baptist church
Sago West Virginia Baptist church
Sago is located in West Virginia
Location within the state of West Virginia
Sago is located in the United States
Sago (the United States)
Coordinates: 38°54′51″N 80°13′48″W / 38.91417°N 80.23000°W / 38.91417; -80.23000Coordinates: 38°54′51″N 80°13′48″W / 38.91417°N 80.23000°W / 38.91417; -80.23000
CountryUnited States
StateWest Virginia
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
GNIS feature ID1555552[1]

Sago /ˈsɡ/ is an unincorporated community in Upshur County, West Virginia. It is located along the Buckhannon River and is the site of the Sago Mine, scene of the 2006 Sago Mine disaster.

Also located in Sago is the Sago Baptist Church, shown repeatedly by the international media during the Sago Mine accident relief effort as it served as the site of family briefings and vigils.

The community was named by a cattleman for unknown reasons.[2]



  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Sago, West Virginia
  2. ^ Kenny, Hamill (1945). West Virginia Place Names: Their Origin and Meaning, Including the Nomenclature of the Streams and Mountains. Piedmont, WV: The Place Name Press. p. 546.

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