Marion County, West Virginia

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Revision as of 16:09, 18 June 2012

Marion County, West Virginia
Map
Map of West Virginia highlighting Marion 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 1842
County Seat Fairmont
Courthouse

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

Contents

County Courthouse

Marion County, West Virginia Courthouse.JPG

Marion County Courthouse
217 Adams Street
Fairmont, WV 26554
Phone: 304-367-5440

  • County Clerk has birth, marriage and death records from 1872
  • Clerk Circuit Court probate and land[1]

History

Francis Marion.JPG

The county is named after "The Swamp Fox" Revolutionary War Brigadier General Francis Marion (c1732-1795).[2]

Parent County

1842--Marion County was created 14 January 1842 from Monongalia and Harrison Counties.  County seat: Fairmont [3]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Marion County boundary changes.

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

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

Join us in indexing the 1940 Census

Church Records

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Fairmont

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Map of 1850 Virginia and West Virginia

Military

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


- 31st Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate). Company A (Marion Guards).[4]

West Virginia, Naturalization Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865

Naturalization

Newspapers

Probate

Marion County West Virginia Will Books 1842 - 1970
West Virginia Will Books

Vital Records

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

Societies and Libraries

Marion County Genealogical Club, Inc.
Marion County Library, Monroe Street
Fairmont, West Virginia, 26554


Family History Centers

Web Sites

Marion County, West Virginia Various Records on Microfilm at the Library of Virginia
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References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Preston County, West Virginia. Page 744 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. "Francis Marion," Wikipedia.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  4. John M. Ashcraft, 31st Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1988). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 48.