Morgan County, West Virginia

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{{West Virginia-stub}}''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] &gt; [[West Virginia|West Virginia]]&nbsp;&gt; Morgan County'' <br>
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== County Courthouse  ==
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Morgan County
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| state = West Virginia
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| seat wl = Berkeley Springs
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'''Morgan County'''
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''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[West Virginia|West Virginia]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Morgan County, West Virginia|Morgan County]]''
  
202 Fairfax Street Suite 100
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
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Berkeley Springs, WV 25411
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304-258-8547
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'''Morgan County'''<br>202 Fairfax Street Suite 100<br>Berkeley Springs, WV 25411<br>304-258-8547  
  
*County Clerk has brth marriage, death from 1865
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*County Clerk has birth marriage, death from 1865  
*Land and smoe marriage &amp; Probate Records from 1820
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*Land and some marriage and probate records from 1820  
*Clerk Cirt Cout has divorce and County Court
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*Circuit Court Clerk has divorce and County Court<ref name="Handybook"/>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1820'''--Morgan County was created 9 February 1820&nbsp;from [[Hampshire County, West Virginia|Hampshire]] and [[Berkeley County, West Virginia|Berkeley]] Counties. '''County seat:'''&nbsp;Berkeley Springs <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1820'''--Morgan County was created 9 February 1820&nbsp;from [[Hampshire County, West Virginia|Hampshire]] and [[Berkeley County, West Virginia|Berkeley]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:''' Berkeley Springs <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
See an interactive map of Morgan County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/westvirginia/wv-maps.html boundary changes].
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See an interactive map of Morgan County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/westvirginia/wv-maps.html boundary changes].  
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
==== '''Census''' ====
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==== Census ====
  
 
{{WVcensus}}  
 
{{WVcensus}}  
  
Church  
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==== Church ====
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
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==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
[http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/wv/map.htm Map of 1850 Virginia and West Virginia]
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[http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/wv/map.htm Map of 1850 Virginia and West Virginia]  
  
<br>Military  
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==== Military ====
  
===== '''''Revolutionary War''''' =====
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===== Revolutionary War  =====
  
 
*''A Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services: With their Names, Ages, and Places of Residence, as Returned by the Marshalls of the Several Judicial Districts, Under the Act for Taking the Sixth Census]''. 1841. Digital versions at [http://www2.census.gov/prod2/decennial/documents/1840c-01.pdf U.S. Census Bureau] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=W7JYAAAAMAAJ Google Books] ''et. al''. 1967 reprint: {{FHL|282860|item}} 973 X2pc 1840. [See Virginia, Western District, Morgan County on page 135.]  
 
*''A Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services: With their Names, Ages, and Places of Residence, as Returned by the Marshalls of the Several Judicial Districts, Under the Act for Taking the Sixth Census]''. 1841. Digital versions at [http://www2.census.gov/prod2/decennial/documents/1840c-01.pdf U.S. Census Bureau] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=W7JYAAAAMAAJ Google Books] ''et. al''. 1967 reprint: {{FHL|282860|item}} 973 X2pc 1840. [See Virginia, Western District, Morgan County on page 135.]  
*''Rejected or Suspended Applications for Revolutionary War Pensions''. Washington, D.C., 1852. Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1969, and 1991. Reprints include&nbsp;"an Added Index to States." {{FHL|287870|item}} 973 M24ur; digital version at [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=48141 Ancestry] ($). [Includes veterans from this county; Virginia section begins on page 238.] <span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1330034417335_516" />
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*''Rejected or Suspended Applications for Revolutionary War Pensions''. Washington, D.C., 1852. Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1969, and 1991. Reprints include&nbsp;"an Added Index to States." {{FHL|287870|item}} 973 M24ur; digital version at [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=48141 Ancestry] ($). [Includes veterans from this county; Virginia section begins on page 238.]
  
<br><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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===== Civil War =====
  
==== '''NATURALIZATION''' ====
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*West Virginia, {{RecordSearch|1932429|Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}}
  
==== '''<br>West Virgina, [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1909003 Naturalization Records, 1814-1991]<br>''' ====
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==== Naturalization ====
  
==== '''Newspapers''' ====
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*West Virginia, {{RecordSearch|1909003|Naturalization Records, 1814-1991}}
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==== Newspapers ====
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
  
West Virginia [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1909099 Will Books]
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*West Virginia {{RecordSearch|1909099|Will Books}}
  
Taxation  
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==== Taxation ====
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
{{WVvital}}<br>
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{{WVvital}}
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
'''Morgan County Historical and Genealogical Society'''
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'''Morgan County Historical and Genealogical Society'''<br>P O Box 52<br>Berkeley Springs, WV 25411
  
P O Box 52
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'''Morgan County Family History Hall of Fame<br>'''"May we preserve their memories &amp; Contributions!"
  
Berkeley Springs, WV 25411
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Please add write ups for deceased History and Genealogical Contributors
  
'''Morgan County Family History Hall of Fame<br>'''"May we preserve their memories &amp; Contributions!"
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==== Family History Centers<br> ====
 
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Please add write ups for deceased History and Genealogical Contributors
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==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*{{FHL|West+Virginia%2C+Morgan|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
 
*{{FHL|West+Virginia%2C+Morgan|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
  
Learning How to [https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Help:Contributor_Help Edit our Wiki&nbsp;Sites&nbsp;]
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Learning How to [https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Help:Contributor_Help Edit our Wiki&nbsp;Sites&nbsp;]  
  
 
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== References  ==
 
== References  ==
  
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Revision as of 05:18, 9 March 2012


Morgan County, West Virginia
Map
Map of West Virginia highlighting Morgan 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 1820
County Seat Berkeley Springs
Courthouse

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

Contents

County Courthouse

Morgan County
202 Fairfax Street Suite 100
Berkeley Springs, WV 25411
304-258-8547

  • County Clerk has birth marriage, death from 1865
  • Land and some marriage and probate records from 1820
  • Circuit Court Clerk has divorce and County Court[1]

History

Parent County

1820--Morgan County was created 9 February 1820 from Hampshire and Berkeley Counties.
County seat: Berkeley Springs [1]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Morgan County boundary changes.

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Research Guides

  • Good, Rebecca H. and Rebecca A. Ebert. Finding Your People in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Bowie, Md.: Heritage Books, 1998. 4th ed. FHL Book 975 D27e 1998

Cemeteries

Census

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

Church

Court

Family Histories

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Map of 1850 Virginia and West Virginia

Military

Revolutionary War
  • A Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services: With their Names, Ages, and Places of Residence, as Returned by the Marshalls of the Several Judicial Districts, Under the Act for Taking the Sixth Census]. 1841. Digital versions at U.S. Census Bureau and Google Books et. al. 1967 reprint: FHL Collection 973 X2pc 1840. [See Virginia, Western District, Morgan County on page 135.]
  • Rejected or Suspended Applications for Revolutionary War Pensions. Washington, D.C., 1852. Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1969, and 1991. Reprints include "an Added Index to States." FHL Collection 973 M24ur; digital version at Ancestry ($). [Includes veterans from this county; Virginia section begins on page 238.]
Civil War

Naturalization

Newspapers

Probate

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

Morgan County Historical and Genealogical Society
P O Box 52
Berkeley Springs, WV 25411

Morgan County Family History Hall of Fame
"May we preserve their memories & Contributions!"

Please add write ups for deceased History and Genealogical Contributors

Family History Centers

Web Sites

Learning How to Edit our Wiki Sites 

http://www.cyndislist.com/us/wv


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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).