Ritchie County, West Virginia

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Revision as of 00:23, 1 February 2013

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Ritchie County, West Virginia
Map
Map of West Virginia highlighting Ritchie 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 February 18, 1843
County Seat Harrisville
Courthouse

Contents

County Courthouse

Ritchie County, West Virginia Courthouse.JPG

Ritchie County Courthouse
115 East Main Street
Room 201
Harrisville, WV 26362
Phone 304-643-2164

  • County Clerk has birth, marriage, death probate, land, military records from 1853
  • Circuit Court Clerk has divorce records
  • Magisterial Court has court records[1]

History

Parent County

1843--Ritchie County was created 18 February 1843 from Wood, Harrison and Lewis Counties.
County seat: Harrisville [2]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Ritchie County boundary changes.

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Wvritchie.jpg

Cemeteries

Census

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

Church

Court

Genealogy

  • [McFarland] Finley, Carmen J. "The McFarlings: From Virginia to the California Gold Rush," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 44, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 2000):3-12; Vol. 44, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 2000):131-145; Vol. 44, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 2000):186-195; Vol. 44, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 2000):275-292. Digital version at American Ancestors ($). FHL Book 975.5 B2vg.

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Map of 1850 Virginia and West Virginia

Military

Civil War

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


- 3rd Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry and Infantry) (Confederate). Company C.
- 26th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate). Company A and Company C.[3]

Records and histories are available, including:

Naturalization

West Virgina, Naturalization Records, 1814-1991

Newspapers

Probate


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

Ritchie County Historical Society
200 S Church Street
Harrisville, WV 26362


 

Family History Centers

Web Sites

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References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Ritchie County, West Virginia. Page 745 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. Richard L. Armstrong, 26th Virginia Cavalry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1994). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 110.