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Boone County, West Virginia
Map of West Virginia highlighting Boone County
Location in the state of West Virginia
Map of the U.S. highlighting West Virginia
Location of West Virginia in the U.S.
Founded March 11, 1847
County Seat Madison
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Address Boone County Courthouse
200 State Street
Madison, WV 25130-1152
Phone: 304-369-7331
Boone County Website


County Courthouse

County Clerk has Birth Marriage Death Records 1865
Probate and Land Records from 1865
Clerk Circuit Court has divorce and Court Records[1]


Boone County History

History of Boone County, West Virginia

Boone County, West Virginia

Parent County

1847--Boone County was created 11 March 1847 from Kanawha, Cabell and Logan Counties.
County seat: Madison [2]

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating West Virginia county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation West Virginia County Boundary Maps" (1617-1995) may be viewed for free at the website.

Record Loss

For a list of record loss in West Virginia counties see: West Virginia Counties with Burned Courthouses

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties


Boone County, West Virginia Resource $


Find A Grave Boone County, West Virginia Cemetery Records online

Cemeteries of Boone County, West Virginia

Handley Funeral Home Inc.
3rd St. & Phipps Ave
Danville, WV
Phone: 304-369-0718
Fax: 304-369-1130

Stevens Funeral Home
1 Official Plz
Madison, WV
Phone: 304-369-1350

Armstrong Funeral Home Inc.
734 Boone St.
Whitesville, WV
Phone: 304-854-1471
Fax: 304-854-0216

Valley Funeral Home Inc.
E Boone St.
Whitesville, WV
Phone: 304-854-1381
Fax: 304-854-1270


For tips on accessing Boone County, West Virginia census records online, see: West Virginia Census.


 1900 Boone County, West Virginia Census




Local Histories

West Virginia Archives

Boone County Genealogical Society. Boone County West Virginia History. Madison, West Virginia, Boone County Genealogical Society, Inc., 1990. 975.439 B724.

Casto, Mitch. Boone County West Virginia: A Chronological Bibliography. Madison, West Virginia, Boone-Madison Public Library, 1994. 975.439 C354.

Kith and kin of Boone County, West Virginia



Go here for general Military Records of West Virginia

Civil War

Regiments. Service men in Boone County, West Virginia served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Boone County, West Virginia:


- 1st Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry) (Confederate). Company B.
- 2nd Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry) (Confederate). Company K.
- 14th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate). Company F.[3]
- 22nd Regiment, Virginia Infantry (1st Kanawha Regiment). Company K (Boone Company).[4]
- 34th Battalion, Virginia Cavalry (Witcher's Battalion, Virginia Mounted Rifles) (Confederate). Company B.[5]
- 45th Battalion, Virginia Infantry (Confederate). Company A.[6]


- 8th Regiment, West Virginia Infantry.[7]

Records and histories are available, including:

World War II

Naturalization Records

West Virginia, Naturalization Records, 1814-1991


The Boone Examiner


Boone County, West Virginia Will Books 1865 - 1951

West Virginia Will Books


Online West Virginia Tax site

West Virginia real and personal property tax records are managed by the County Assessor in each county. Land and land improvements are considered real property while mobile property is classified as personal property.

Many County Assessors offer an online searchable database, where assessment record searches can be performed by name, account number, year, or mp/parcel number. Where online records are not available, requests for records can be made to the Assessment Office in person, by phone, or in writing.

The search for tax information can start here

Vital Records

West Virginia Vital Records - Birth - Death - Marriages. See also How to order West Virginia Vital Records or order electronically online.. Includes marriages 1864-1968 - free.


Societies and Libraries

Genealogical Society

See also a List of West Virginia Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies

Boone County Genealogical Society, Inc.
P O Box 295
Madison, WV 25130

Boone County Genealogical Society

Boone Madison Public Library

Family History Centers

The closest family history centers are in the Huntington Family History Center and the Charleston Family History Center.

Web Sites

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  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Boone County, West Virginia. Page 743 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. Robert J. Driver, 14th Virginia Cavalry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, c1988). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 47.
  4. Terry D. Lowry, 22nd Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1988). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 44.
  5. Scott C. Cole, 34th Virginia Cavalry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1993). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 94.
  6. Jeffrey C. Weaver, 45th Battalion Virginia Infantry, Smith and Count's Battalions of Partisan Rangers (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1994). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 102.
  7. Ronald R. Turner, 7th West Virginia Cavalry (Manassas, Va.: R.R. Turner, 1989). Digital version at Raleigh County West Virginia GenWeb; FHL Book 975.4 M2t.


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