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County Courthouse

  • Preston County

101 West Main Street #101

Kingwood, WV 26537

304-329-0070

  • County Clerk had birth, marriage, dead
  • Probate and land records from 1869
  • Clerk Circuit Court has divorce & court records

History

Parent County

1818--Preston County was created 19 January 1818 from Monongalia County.  County seat: Kingwood [1]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Preston County boundary changes.

Record Loss

1869--The courthouse burned.

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties



Family Histories

General
  • Genealogy of Some Early Families in Grant and Pleasants Districts, Preston County, West Virginia. Baltimore, Md., 1977.
Bibliography

Land


Local Histories

Maps

Map of 1850 Virginia and West Virginia

Military

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West Virgina, Naturalization Records, 1814-1991

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MILITARY


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, Preston County on page 136.]

  • 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.]



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

Newspapers

Probate

West VirginiaWill 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

Preston County

Family History Hall of Fame

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Family History Centers

Web Sites

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


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References

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

 

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