Braxton County, West Virginia Genealogy

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Braxton County, West Virginia
Map of West Virginia highlighting Braxton County
Location in the state of West Virginia
Map of the U.S. highlighting West Virginia
Location of West Virginia in the U.S.
Founded 1836
County Seat Sutton

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


County Courthouse

Braxton County, West Virginia Courthouse.JPG

Braxton County Courthouse
300 Main Street
P O Box 486
Sutton, WV 26601
Phone: 304-765-2833

County Clerk has birth, marriage, death indexes 1853-1886
Probate and Land Records
Clerk Circuit Court has Divorce and Court Records[1]



Parent County

1836--Braxton County was created 15 January 1836 from Lewis, Kanawha and Nicholas Counties.
County seat: Sutton [2]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Braxton County boundary changes.

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties



USGENWEB Archives Project Cemtery Listing

Braxton County Tombstone Transcription Braxton County

Find a Grave - Braxton County, West Virginia Braxton County, West Virginia

USGENWEB Archives Project Obituaries

Obituaries Braxton County, West Virginia

Political Graveyard Braxton County, West Virginia

West Virginia Cemetery Preservation Association

Miscellaneous Braxton County, West Virginia Obituaries


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

 Braxton, West Virginia Federal Census




Local Histories

West Virginia Archives & History Braxton County


Map of 1850 Virginia and West Virginia

Braxton County, West Virginia Map

Braxton County West Virginia 1895


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

  • 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, Braxton County on page 134.]

Naturalization Records

West Virginia, Naturalization Records, 1814-1991


Braxton Citizens' News


Braxton County, West Virginia Wills 1835-1959

West Virginia Will Books


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

Family History Centers

Burnsville Public Library

Braxton County Libraries

Web Sites

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  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Braxton County, West Virginia. Page 743 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).