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Calhoun County, West Virginia
Map of West Virginia highlighting Calhoun 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 1856
County Seat Grantsville

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


County Courthouse

Calhoun County, West Virginia Courthouse.JPG
Calhoun County
Main Street
P O Box 230
Grantsville, WV 26147
  • County Clerk has birth, marriage, death from 1856
  • Land records from 1856[1]


Calhoun County, West Virginia History

History of Calhoun County

Parent County

1856--Calhoun County was created 5 March 1856 from Gilmer County.
County seat: Grantsville [1]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Calhoun County boundary changes.

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties



Cemeteries Calhoun West Virginia


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


Census takers uncharacteristically recorded the birth town or county of residents this census year.[2]

Calhoun County WV Gen Web 1860 Federal Census

Calhoun County, WV Gen Web 1870 Federal Census

Calhoun County, WV Gen Web 1880 Federal Census

Calhoun  1890 Federal Census of Veteran & Widows

Calhoun 1900 WV Gen Web 1900 Federal Census






Local Histories


Map of 1850 Virginia and West Virginia


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

Naturalization Records

West Virgina, Naturalization Records, 1814-1991



Calhoun County, West Virginia Will Books 1870-1969

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.


Calhoun County WV GENWEB Births

Calhoun County WV GEBWEB Deaths

Societies and Libraries

Calhoun County Historical and Genealogical Society, The
P. O. Box 242
Grantsville, WV 26147-0242
President: Robert Bonar
c/o The Society
Secretary: Teresa Harris
c/o The Society

Family History Centers

Web Sites

Calhoun County, West Virginia Microfilms at the Library of Virginia

Calhoun County, West Virginia Biographies

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  1. 1.0 1.1 The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. Alycon Trubey Pierce, "In Praise of Errors Made by Census Enumerators," National Genealogical Society Quarterly, Vol. 81, No. 1 (March 1993):51-55. FHL Book 973 B2ng


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