Calhoun County, West Virginia

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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[[Image:Calhoun County, West Virginia Courthouse.JPG|thumb|right|200px]] '''Calhoun County'''<br>Main Street<br>P&nbsp;O&nbsp;Box 230<br>Grantsville, WV 26147<br>304-354-6725 <br>  
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[http://www.calhouncounty.wv.gov/Pages/default.aspx Calhoun County Courthouse]<br>Main Street<br>P&nbsp;O&nbsp;Box 230<br>Grantsville, WV 26147<br>Phone: 304-354-6725 <br>
  
*County Clerk has birth, marriage, death from 1856  
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County Clerk has birth, marriage, death from 1856
*Land records from 1856<ref name="Handybook" />
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Land records from 1856<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Calhoun County, West Virginia. Page 743 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
  
[http://www.polsci.wvu.edu/wv/Calhoun/calhistory.html Calhoun County, West Virginia History]
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[http://www.calhouncounty.wv.gov/Pages/default.aspx Calhoun County, West Virginia Government]<br>[http://www.polsci.wvu.edu/wv/Calhoun/calhistory.html Calhoun County, West Virginia History]<br>[http://www.littlekanawha.com/calhistory.htm History of Calhoun County]  
  
 
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
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[http://www.placenames.com/us/54013/ppl/ Calhoun County Polulated Places]
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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[http://www.wvgenweb.org/calhoun/obits.htm Cemeteries Calhoun West Virginia]
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[http://www.wvgenweb.org/calhoun/obits.htm Calhoun County WV&nbsp;GENWEB Obituaries]
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[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScnty=3070 Find A Grave - Calhoun County]
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[http://www.interment.net/us/wv/calhoun.htm Interment.net Cemetery Records Online]
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[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/westvirg/calhoun.htm Tombstone Transcription Project]&nbsp;- Calhoun County
  
 
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Census takers uncharacteristically recorded the birth town or county of residents this census year.<ref>Alycon Trubey Pierce, "In Praise of Errors Made by Census Enumerators," ''National Genealogical Society Quarterly,'' Vol. 81, No. 1 (March 1993):51-55. {{FHL|39597|item|disp=FHL Book 973 B2ng}}</ref>  
 
Census takers uncharacteristically recorded the birth town or county of residents this census year.<ref>Alycon Trubey Pierce, "In Praise of Errors Made by Census Enumerators," ''National Genealogical Society Quarterly,'' Vol. 81, No. 1 (March 1993):51-55. {{FHL|39597|item|disp=FHL Book 973 B2ng}}</ref>  
  
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[http://www.wvgenweb.org/calhoun/60cen.htm Calhoun County WV Gen Web 1860 Federal Census]
  
Join us in indexing the [https://www.familysearch.org/1940census 1940 Census]  
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[http://www.wvgenweb.org/calhoun/70cen.htm Calhoun County, WV&nbsp;Gen Web 1870 Federal Census]
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[http://www.wvgenweb.org/calhoun/80cen.htm Calhoun County, WV&nbsp;Gen Web 1880 Federal Census]
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[http://www.wvgenweb.org/calhoun/90cen.htm Calhoun&nbsp; 1890 Federal Census of Veteran &amp; Widows]
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[http://www.wvgenweb.org/calhoun/1900cen.htm Calhoun 1900 WV&nbsp;Gen Web 1900 Federal Census]
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==== Local Histories  ====
 
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[http://www.wvculture.org/history/counties/calhoun.html West Virginia Archives &amp; History Calhoun County Books]
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
 
[http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/wv/map.htm Map of 1850 Virginia and West Virginia]  
 
[http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/wv/map.htm Map of 1850 Virginia and West Virginia]  
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[http://maps.google.com/maps?rls=com.microsoft:en-us:IE-SearchBox&oe=&safe=active&q=Calhoun+County,+West+Virginia&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hq=&hnear=0x8849728f40b695cd:0x229dc35d08f66496,Calhoun,+WV&gl=us&ei=lGuhT5iuOuTB2QX2uI3kCQ&sa=X&oi=geocode_result&ct=title&resnum=2&ved=0CCoQ8gEwAQ Calhoun County, West Virginia Map]
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[http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/WV/County/calhoun.htm Calhoun County, West Virginia Map 1895]
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[http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/maps/map-of-Calhoun-County-West-Virginia.htm Calhoun County, West Virginia Map 2]
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
<br>West Virginia, [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1932429 Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865]  
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:- [[3rd Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry and Infantry) (Confederate)|3rd Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry and Infantry) (Confederate)]]. Company A (Moccasin Rangers), Company D.
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:- [[14th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)|14th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)]]. Company E.<ref>Robert J. Driver, ''14th Virginia Cavalry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, c1988). {{FHL|370000|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 47}}.</ref>
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:- [[19th_Regiment,_Virginia_Cavalry_(Confederate)|19th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)]]. Company A (The Moccasin Rangers).<ref>Richard L. Armstrong, ''19th and 20th Virginia Cavalry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1994). {{FHL|701272|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 101}}.</ref>
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Records and histories are available, including:
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*West Virginia, [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1932429 Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865]
  
 
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[http://www.hurherald.com/ The Hur Herald]
  
 
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
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[http://www.wvgenweb.org/calhoun/births.htm Calhoun County WV&nbsp;GENWEB Births]
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[http://www.wvgenweb.org/calhoun/deaths.htm Calhoun County WV GEBWEB&nbsp;Deaths]
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
Calhoun County Historical and Genealogical Society, The <br>P. O. Box 242<br>Grantsville, WV 26147-0242<br>President: Robert Bonar<br>c/o The Society<br>Secretary: Teresa Harris<br>c/o The Society
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[http://calhounhistoricalsociety.art.officelive.com/default.aspx Calhoun County Historical and Genealogical Society, The ]<br>P. O. Box 242<br>Grantsville, WV 26147-0242<br>President: Robert Bonar<br>c/o The Society<br>Secretary: Teresa Harris<br>c/o The Society  
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[http://calhoun.lib.wv.us/Genealogy/genealogy.htm Calhoun County Public Library]
  
 
<br>Family History Centers<br>
 
<br>Family History Centers<br>
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== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*{{FHL|West+Virginia%2C+Calhoun|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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{{FHL|West+Virginia%2C+Calhoun|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/wv Cyndi's List for West Virginia]
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Calhoun County, West Virginia [http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/wv/calhoun.htm Microfilms at the Library of Virginia]
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[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/wv Cyndi's List for West Virginia]<br>[http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/wv/calhoun.htm Microfilms at the Library of Virginia] [http://www.wvgenweb.org/calhoun/bios.htm Calhoun County, West Virginia Biographies]<br>[http://www.wvgenweb.org/calhoun/genealogies.htm Calhoun County Genealogy Files]&nbsp;&nbsp;<br>[http://www.wvgenweb.org/calhoun/page5.htm Calhoun County WV Gen Web Miscellaneous Records]&nbsp;<br>[http://genealogytrails.com/wva/calhoun/ Welcome to Calhoun coun WV&nbsp;History and Genealogy]  
  
 
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Revision as of 19:11, 9 July 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]
- 19th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate). Company A (The Moccasin Rangers).[5]

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.
  5. Richard L. Armstrong, 19th and 20th Virginia Cavalry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1994). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 101.