Big Sandy is located in the County of Upshur. It has a total area of about 4.4 sq. km. Big Sandy is at an elevation of 368 ft. above sea level. The local administration of Big Sandy is quite well known for promoting a pro-business climate. It helps in the growth and development of a large number of industries primarily related to automobiles, real estate and financial sector. Auto sales and servicing, auto transmission facilities, trucking firms, auto painting and repair, auto restoration, landscaping services, building material suppliers contribute to the local economy. The local farmers market helps in the growth and development of various food related businesses like food brokers, seafood restaurants, barbeques and restaurants.