McDowell County, West Virginia

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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
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'''McDowell County'''<br>90 Wyoming Street<br>#109 Welch, WV 24801 304-436-8344  
 
'''McDowell County'''<br>90 Wyoming Street<br>#109 Welch, WV 24801 304-436-8344  
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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
  
[http://www.polsci.wvu.edu/wv/McDowell/mcdhistory.html Early History of McDowell County, West Virginia]
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[http://www.polsci.wvu.edu/wv/McDowell/mcdhistory.html Early History of McDowell County, West Virginia]  
  
 
[http://www.mcdowellcounty.wv.gov/Pages/default.aspx McDowell County, West Virginia]  
 
[http://www.mcdowellcounty.wv.gov/Pages/default.aspx McDowell County, West Virginia]  
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[http://westvirginia.hometownlocator.com/wv/mcdowell/ Towns in McDowell County, West Virginia]  
 
[http://westvirginia.hometownlocator.com/wv/mcdowell/ Towns in McDowell County, West Virginia]  
  
[http://www.placenames.com/us/54047/ppl/ McDowell County place names]
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[http://www.placenames.com/us/54047/ppl/ McDowell County place names]  
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScnty=3087 Find a Grave McDowell County]  
 
[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScnty=3087 Find a Grave McDowell County]  
  
[http://usgwarchives.net/wv/mcdowell/obits.htm McDowell County Obituaries]
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[http://usgwarchives.net/wv/mcdowell/obits.htm McDowell County Obituaries]  
  
 
==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
  
{{WVcensus}}&nbsp;
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{{WVcensus}}&nbsp;  
  
[http://www.wvgenweb.org/mcdowell/census/censusindex.html McDowell Census]
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[http://www.wvgenweb.org/mcdowell/census/censusindex.html McDowell Census]  
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
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==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
  
[http://www.wvgenweb.org/mcdowell/landnames.html Names Early Connected with the Land in McDowell County]
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[http://www.wvgenweb.org/mcdowell/landnames.html Names Early Connected with the Land in McDowell County]  
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
  
West Virginia Archives
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West Virginia Archives  
  
Evans, Norma Pontiff. ''First Families of McDowell County, West Virginia''. s.l. Author, 1981.<br>929.1 M138.
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Evans, Norma Pontiff. ''First Families of McDowell County, West Virginia''. s.l. Author, 1981.<br>929.1 M138.  
  
Friedl, Joseph. ''A History of Education in McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1976''. Parsons, West Virginia, McClain Printing Company, 1975.<br>370.9754 F911h.
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Friedl, Joseph. ''A History of Education in McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1976''. Parsons, West Virginia, McClain Printing Company, 1975.<br>370.9754 F911h.  
  
Goodykoontz, Wells. ''Address Delivered by Wells Goodykoontz, Tuesday, June 14, 1927, at the Unveiling of Tablet of Black Wolf, McDowell County, West Virginia'' . s.l., n.p., 1927. 929.2 H287 Pam.
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Goodykoontz, Wells. ''Address Delivered by Wells Goodykoontz, Tuesday, June 14, 1927, at the Unveiling of Tablet of Black Wolf, McDowell County, West Virginia'' . s.l., n.p., 1927. 929.2 H287 Pam.  
  
Grisby, Louise Carter. ''Come Back With Me to Gary, West Virginia''. s.l., n.p., n.d.<br>975.449 G857.
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Grisby, Louise Carter. ''Come Back With Me to Gary, West Virginia''. s.l., n.p., n.d.<br>975.449 G857.  
  
Lad, Virginia. ''Sodom and Gomorrah of Today; or the History of Keystone, West Virginia''. s.l., n.p., 1912.<br>975.449 L153.
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Lad, Virginia. ''Sodom and Gomorrah of Today; or the History of Keystone, West Virginia''. s.l., n.p., 1912.<br>975.449 L153.  
  
''McDowell County Centennial'', 1858-1958. s.l., n.p., 1958.<br>975.449 M138c.
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''McDowell County Centennial'', 1858-1958. s.l., n.p., 1958.<br>975.449 M138c.  
  
McDowell County, West Virginia, The Nations Coal Bin. s.l., n.p., n.d.<br>917.5449 M138.
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McDowell County, West Virginia, The Nations Coal Bin. s.l., n.p., n.d.<br>917.5449 M138.  
  
Solins, Mrs. Samuel and Jones, Mrs. Paul. ''McDowell County History; A Pictorial History of McDowell County, West Virginia''. Fort Worth, Texas, University Supply and Equipment Company, 1959.<br>975.449 M138.
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Solins, Mrs. Samuel and Jones, Mrs. Paul. ''McDowell County History; A Pictorial History of McDowell County, West Virginia''. Fort Worth, Texas, University Supply and Equipment Company, 1959.<br>975.449 M138.  
  
Sowers, Auburn Daniel. Facts About McDowell County, West Virginia. s.l., n.p., 1912.<br>975.449 S731 Pam.
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Sowers, Auburn Daniel. Facts About McDowell County, West Virginia. s.l., n.p., 1912.<br>975.449 S731 Pam.  
  
''Welch West Virginia Chamber of Commerce. Welch, McDowell County, West Virginia''. s.l., n.p., n.d.<br>917.5449 W439 Pam.
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''Welch West Virginia Chamber of Commerce. Welch, McDowell County, West Virginia''. s.l., n.p., n.d.<br>917.5449 W439 Pam.  
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
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[http://www.trailsrus.com/westvirginia/McDowell-a.html TrailsRus McDowell County, West Virginia]  
 
[http://www.trailsrus.com/westvirginia/McDowell-a.html TrailsRus McDowell County, West Virginia]  
  
[http://www.us-places.com/West-Virginia/maps/McDowell-County-map.htm McDowell County, West Virginia Map]
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[http://www.us-places.com/West-Virginia/maps/McDowell-County-map.htm McDowell County, West Virginia Map]  
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
West Virginia, Civil War {{RecordSearch|1932429|Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}}
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==== Naturalization  ====
 
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[http://bdtonline.com/ Bluefield Daily Telegraph]  
 
[http://bdtonline.com/ Bluefield Daily Telegraph]  
  
Welch Daily News<br>Box 569<br>Welch, WV 24801<br>304.436.3144<br>[http://mcdowell.lib.wv.us/ McDowell Public Library]&nbsp;
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Welch Daily News<br>Box 569<br>Welch, WV 24801<br>304.436.3144<br>[http://mcdowell.lib.wv.us/ McDowell Public Library]&nbsp;  
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
  
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==== Taxation  ====
 
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Craft Memorial Library, Bluefield, WV <br>&nbsp;
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Craft Memorial Library, Bluefield, WV <br>&nbsp;  
  
<h2> Web Sites  </h2>
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== Web Sites  ==
<ul><li><span class="fck_mw_template">{{FHL|West+Virginia%2C+McDowell|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}</span>
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</li><li><a href="http://www.cyndislist.com/us/wv">CYNDI'S List West Virginia</a>
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*{{FHL|West+Virginia%2C+McDowell|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
</li><li><a href="http://www.wvgenweb.org/mcdowell/articles/articlesindex.html">McDowell County Articles</a>
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*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/wv CYNDI'S List West Virginia]
</li><li><a href="http://www.coalexchange.com/smith/mcdowella/index.htm">McDowell West Virginia Families</a>
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*[http://www.wvgenweb.org/mcdowell/articles/articlesindex.html McDowell County Articles]
</li><li><a href="http://www.nationalregisterofhistoricplaces.com/WV/McDowell/state.html">McDowell Count National Register of Historic Places</a>
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*[http://www.coalexchange.com/smith/mcdowella/index.htm McDowell West Virginia Families]
</li><li><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McDowell_County,_West_Virginia">McDowell County, West Virginia Wikipedia</a>
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*[http://www.nationalregisterofhistoricplaces.com/WV/McDowell/state.html McDowell Count National Register of Historic Places]
</li><li><a href="http://www.geocities.com/mcdowellcounty/photoindex.html">McDowell County, West Virginia Photo Album</a>
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McDowell_County,_West_Virginia McDowell County, West Virginia Wikipedia]
</li><li><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:McDowell_County,_West_Virginia">McDowell County, West Virginia Statistics</a>
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*[http://www.geocities.com/mcdowellcounty/photoindex.html McDowell County, West Virginia Photo Album]
</li><li><a href="http://www.coalcampusa.com/sowv/flattop/mcdowell/mcdowell.htm">Flat Top Field, McDowell County, West Virginia</a>
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:McDowell_County,_West_Virginia McDowell County, West Virginia Statistics]
</li><li><a href="http://cathead77.zenfolio.com/p16185263">Photographs McDowell County, West Virginia</a>
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*[http://www.coalcampusa.com/sowv/flattop/mcdowell/mcdowell.htm Flat Top Field, McDowell County, West Virginia]
</li><li><a href="http://whsmwave.tripod.com/pichistory.html">Pictorial History of McDowell county 1858-1958</a>
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*[http://cathead77.zenfolio.com/p16185263 Photographs McDowell County, West Virginia]
</li><li><a href="http://pinterest.com/visitwv/mcdowell-county-west-virginia/">McDowell County, West Virginia photos</a>
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*[http://whsmwave.tripod.com/pichistory.html Pictorial History of McDowell county 1858-1958]
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*[http://pinterest.com/visitwv/mcdowell-county-west-virginia/ McDowell County, West Virginia photos]
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McDowell County, West Virginia
Map
Map of West Virginia highlighting McDowell 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 1858
County Seat Welch
Courthouse

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

Contents

County Courthouse

McDowell County, West Virginia Courthouse.JPG

McDowell County
90 Wyoming Street
#109 Welch, WV 24801 304-436-8344


  • County Clerk has birth records from 1872
  • Marriage records from 1861
  • Death records 1894
  • Probate and land records 1897
  • Circuit Court Clerk has divorce records[1]

History

Early History of McDowell County, West Virginia

McDowell County, West Virginia

Welcome to McDowell County, West Virginia

Parent County

1858--McDowell County was created 20 February 1858 from Tazewell County (Virginia).
County seat: Welch [1]

County seat first Perryville; changed to Welch in 1892.

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of McDowell County boundary changes.

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Towns in McDowell County, West Virginia

McDowell County place names

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

McDowell County Cemeteries

Interment.net McDowell County, West Virginia

Tombstone Transcription Project McDowell County, West Virginia

Find a Grave McDowell County

McDowell County Obituaries

Census

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

McDowell Census

Church

Court

Land

Names Early Connected with the Land in McDowell County

Local Histories

West Virginia Archives

Evans, Norma Pontiff. First Families of McDowell County, West Virginia. s.l. Author, 1981.
929.1 M138.

Friedl, Joseph. A History of Education in McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1976. Parsons, West Virginia, McClain Printing Company, 1975.
370.9754 F911h.

Goodykoontz, Wells. Address Delivered by Wells Goodykoontz, Tuesday, June 14, 1927, at the Unveiling of Tablet of Black Wolf, McDowell County, West Virginia . s.l., n.p., 1927. 929.2 H287 Pam.

Grisby, Louise Carter. Come Back With Me to Gary, West Virginia. s.l., n.p., n.d.
975.449 G857.

Lad, Virginia. Sodom and Gomorrah of Today; or the History of Keystone, West Virginia. s.l., n.p., 1912.
975.449 L153.

McDowell County Centennial, 1858-1958. s.l., n.p., 1958.
975.449 M138c.

McDowell County, West Virginia, The Nations Coal Bin. s.l., n.p., n.d.
917.5449 M138.

Solins, Mrs. Samuel and Jones, Mrs. Paul. McDowell County History; A Pictorial History of McDowell County, West Virginia. Fort Worth, Texas, University Supply and Equipment Company, 1959.
975.449 M138.

Sowers, Auburn Daniel. Facts About McDowell County, West Virginia. s.l., n.p., 1912.
975.449 S731 Pam.

Welch West Virginia Chamber of Commerce. Welch, McDowell County, West Virginia. s.l., n.p., n.d.
917.5449 W439 Pam.

Maps

McDowell County, West Virginia Map

McDowell County West Virginia 1895

TrailsRus McDowell County, West Virginia

McDowell County, West Virginia Map

Military

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

Naturalization

Newspapers

Beckley Register Herald

Bluefield Daily Telegraph

Welch Daily News
Box 569
Welch, WV 24801
304.436.3144
McDowell Public Library 

Probate

McDowell County, West Virignia Will Books 1893-1968


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.

Societies and Libraries

McDowell County Historical Society
HC 61 Box 37-B
Paynesville, WV 24873
President: Dr. Tom Hatcher
Secretary/Treasurer: Geneva Steele

Family History Centers

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

Craft Memorial Library, Bluefield, WV
 

Web Sites

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).