Braxton County, West Virginia

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Revision as of 18:19, 2 May 2012

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
300 Main Street
P O Box 486
Sutton, WV 26601

  • 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 [1]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Braxton County boundary changes.

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties



USGENWEB Archives Project Cemtery Listing


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

 Braxton, West Virginia Federal Census




Local Histories


Map of 1850 Virginia and West Virginia


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 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

Web Sites

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  1. 1.0 1.1 The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).