Wirt County, West Virginia

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''[[United States|United States ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[West Virginia|West Virginia]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Wirt County, West Virginia|Wirt County]]''  
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
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[http://www.wirtcounty.wv.gov/Pages/default.aspx Wirt County Courthouse]<br>Washington Street<br>PO Box 53<br>Elizabeth, WV 26143-0053<br>Phone:304-275-4271  
 
[http://www.wirtcounty.wv.gov/Pages/default.aspx Wirt County Courthouse]<br>Washington Street<br>PO Box 53<br>Elizabeth, WV 26143-0053<br>Phone:304-275-4271  
  
County Clerk has birth and death since 1870<br>marriage records since 1870<br>Probate and land records from 1848<br>Clerk Circuit Court has divorce records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Wood County, West Virginia. Page 746 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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County Clerk has birth and death since 1870<br>marriage records since 1870<br>Probate and land records from 1848<br>Clerk Circuit Court has divorce records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Wood County, West Virginia. Page 746 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
  
 
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[http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/wv/map.htm Map of 1850 Virginia and West Virginia]  
 
[http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/wv/map.htm Map of 1850 Virginia and West Virginia]  
  
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:- [[3rd Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry and Infantry) (Confederate)|3rd Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry and Infantry) (Confederate)]]. Company D.  
 
:- [[3rd Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry and Infantry) (Confederate)|3rd Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry and Infantry) (Confederate)]]. Company D.  
 
:- [[14th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)|14th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)]]. Company N (Night Hawk Rangers).<ref>Robert J. Driver, ''14th Virginia Cavalry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, c1988). {{FHL|370000|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 47}}.</ref>  
 
:- [[14th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)|14th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)]]. Company N (Night Hawk Rangers).<ref>Robert J. Driver, ''14th Virginia Cavalry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, c1988). {{FHL|370000|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 47}}.</ref>  
:- [[20th_Regiment,_Virginia_Cavalry_(Confederate)|20th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)]]. Company H.<ref>Richard L. Armstrong, ''19th and 20th Virginia Cavalry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1994). {{FHL|701272|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 101}}.</ref>
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:- [[20th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)|20th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)]]. Company H.<ref>Richard L. Armstrong, ''19th and 20th Virginia Cavalry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1994). {{FHL|701272|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 101}}.</ref>  
 
:- [[26th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)|26th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)]]. Company F.<ref>Richard L. Armstrong, ''26th Virginia Cavalry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1994). {{FHL|761578|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 110}}.</ref>
 
:- [[26th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)|26th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)]]. Company F.<ref>Richard L. Armstrong, ''26th Virginia Cavalry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1994). {{FHL|761578|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 110}}.</ref>
  
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*'''1854-1863''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4498 Virginia Marriages 1854-1863] (Ancestry) ($).
 
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== Web Sites  ==
 
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*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/wv Cyndi's List for West Virginia]
 
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Revision as of 02:40, 26 December 2012


Wirt County, West Virginia
Map
Map of West Virginia highlighting Wirt 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 1848
County Seat Elizabeth
Courthouse

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

Contents

County Courthouse

Wirt County, West Virginia Courthouse.JPG

Wirt County Courthouse
Washington Street
PO Box 53
Elizabeth, WV 26143-0053
Phone:304-275-4271

County Clerk has birth and death since 1870
marriage records since 1870
Probate and land records from 1848
Clerk Circuit Court has divorce records[1]

History

Parent County

1848--Wirt County was created 19 January 1848 from Wood and Jackson Counties.
County seat: Elizabaeth[2]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Wirt County boundary changes.

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

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

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Map of 1850 Virginia and West Virginia

Military

Civil War

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

- 3rd Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry and Infantry) (Confederate). Company D.
- 14th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate). Company N (Night Hawk Rangers).[3]
- 20th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate). Company H.[4]
- 26th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate). Company F.[5]

Naturalization

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.

Marriage

Societies and Libraries

 

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), Wood 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. Robert J. Driver, 14th Virginia Cavalry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, c1988). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 47.
  4. Richard L. Armstrong, 19th and 20th Virginia Cavalry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1994). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 101.
  5. Richard L. Armstrong, 26th Virginia Cavalry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1994). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 110.