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Upshur County, West Virginia
Map
Map of West Virginia highlighting Upshur 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 1851
County Seat Buckhannon
Courthouse

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County Courthouse

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Upshur County Courthouse
40 West Main Street #101
Buckhannon, WV 26201 304-472-1068
Phone: 304-472-1068

County Clerk has birth, marriage, death & land records from 1853
Clerk Circuit Court has divorce Probate County Records[1]

 

History

Upshur County History

Upshur County, West Virginia from Hardesty's 1883

The history of Upshire County, West Virginia

Parent County

1851--Upshur County was created 26 March 1851 from Randolph, Barbour and Lewis Counties.  County seat: Buckhannon [2]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Upshur County boundary changes.

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

History of the Sago Community

Neighboring Counties

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Resources

Cemeteries

Upshur Cemeteries
Tombstone Transcription Project
Find A Grave Upshur County, West Virginia
Upshur County, West Virginia Political Graveyard.com
Westfall Cemeteries, Upshur County, West Virginia
Funeral Homes in Upshur County, West Virginia

Census

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


Join us inindexing the 1940 Census

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

West Virginia Archives & History Upshur County

Maps

 Map of 1850 Virginia and West Virginia
Upshur County West Virginia 1895
Upshur County, West Virginia Map

Military

Civil War

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


- 25th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Heck's) (Confederate). Company A (Upshur Grays).[3]

Records and histories are available, including:

Naturalization

West Virgina, Naturalization Records, 1814-1991

Newspapers

Probate

Upshur County, West Virginia Will Books 1852 - 1955

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

  • Methodist Historical Society

West  Virginia Wesleyan College

Annie M Pfeiffer Library

College Avenue

Buckhannon, West Virginia 26201-

304-473-8059


Family History Centers

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

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Web Sites

 

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Upshur County, West Virginia. Page 746 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, 25th Virginia Infantry and 9th Battalion Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1990). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 71.

 

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