Calhoun County, West Virginia

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Records and histories are available, including:  
 
Records and histories are available, including:  

Revision as of 16:09, 13 June 2012


Calhoun County, West Virginia
Map
Map of West Virginia highlighting Calhoun County
Location in the state of West Virginia
Map of the U.S. highlighting West Virginia
Location of West Virginia in the U.S.
Facts
Founded 1856
County Seat Grantsville
Courthouse

United States  Gotoarrow.png West Virginia  Gotoarrow.png Calhoun County

Contents

County Courthouse

Calhoun County Courthouse
Main Street
P O Box 230
Grantsville, WV 26147
Phone: 304-354-6725

County Clerk has birth, marriage, death from 1856 Land records from 1856[1]

History

Calhoun County, West Virginia Government
Calhoun County, West Virginia History
History of Calhoun County

Parent County

1856--Calhoun County was created 5 March 1856 from Gilmer County.
County seat: Grantsville [2]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Calhoun County boundary changes.

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Calhoun County Polulated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Cemeteries Calhoun West Virginia

Calhoun County WV GENWEB Obituaries

Find A Grave - Calhoun County

Interment.net Cemetery Records Online

Tombstone Transcription Project - Calhoun County

Census

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

1860

Census takers uncharacteristically recorded the birth town or county of residents this census year.[3]

Calhoun County WV Gen Web 1860 Federal Census

Calhoun County, WV Gen Web 1870 Federal Census

Calhoun County, WV Gen Web 1880 Federal Census

Calhoun  1890 Federal Census of Veteran & Widows

Calhoun 1900 WV Gen Web 1900 Federal Census

  

 

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

West Virginia Archives & History Calhoun County Books

Maps

Map of 1850 Virginia and West Virginia

Calhoun County, West Virginia Map

Calhoun County, West Virginia Map 1895

Calhoun County, West Virginia Map 2

Military

Civil War

Regiments. Service men in Calhoun 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 Calhoun County, West Virginia:


- 3rd Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry and Infantry) (Confederate). Company A (Moccasin Rangers), Company D.
- 14th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate). Company E.[4]

Records and histories are available, including:

Naturalization Records

West Virgina, Naturalization Records, 1814-1991

Newspapers

The Hur Herald

Probate

Calhoun County, West Virginia Will Books 1870-1969

West Virginia Will Books

Taxation

Vital Records

West Virginia Vital Records - Birth - Death - Marriages. See also How to order West Virginia Vital Records or order electronically online

Calhoun County WV GENWEB Births

Calhoun County WV GEBWEB Deaths

Societies and Libraries

Calhoun County Historical and Genealogical Society, The
P. O. Box 242
Grantsville, WV 26147-0242
President: Robert Bonar
c/o The Society
Secretary: Teresa Harris
c/o The Society

Calhoun County Public Library


Family History Centers

Web Sites

Family History Library Catalog

Cyndi's List for West Virginia
Microfilms at the Library of Virginia Calhoun County, West Virginia Biographies
Calhoun County Genealogy Files  
Calhoun County WV Gen Web Miscellaneous Records 
Welcome to Calhoun coun WV History and Genealogy

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References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Calhoun 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. Alycon Trubey Pierce, "In Praise of Errors Made by Census Enumerators," National Genealogical Society Quarterly, Vol. 81, No. 1 (March 1993):51-55. FHL Book 973 B2ng
  4. Robert J. Driver, 14th Virginia Cavalry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, c1988). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 47.