Fayette County, West Virginia Genealogy

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Revision as of 15:52, 24 April 2012

Fayette County, West Virginia
Map of West Virginia highlighting Fayette 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 1831
County Seat Fayetteville

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


County Courthouse

Fayette County, West Virginia Courthouse.JPG
Fayette County
100 Church Street
Fayette, WV 25840
  • County Clerk has birth and death from 1866
  • Marriage, Probate & Land 1831
  • Clk Cir Court has div and county records[1]


Marquis de Lafayette.JPG

The county is named after Revolutionary War hero, the Marquis de Lafayette (1757-1834).[2]

Parent County

1831--Fayette County was created 28 February 1831 from Greenbrier, Kanawha, Nicholas and Logan Counties.
County seat: Fayetteville [1]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Fayette County boundary changes.

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties



Tombstone Transcription Project Fayette County West Virginia


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

Join us in indexing the 1940 Census




Local Histories

Donnelly, Shirley.  History of Oak Hill, West Virginia: a series of historical notes on the Fayette County metropolis from the time of its early settlement up to the year 1953..   Digital Library of BYU


Map of 1850 Virginia and West Virginia

Fayette County, West Virginia Map


Revolutionary War
  • 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, Fayette County on page 134.]
  • Rejected or Suspended Applications for Revolutionary War Pensions. Washington, D.C., 1852. Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1969, and 1991. Reprints include "an Added Index to States." FHL Collection 973 M24ur; digital version at Ancestry ($). [Includes veterans from this county; Virginia section begins on page 238.]
Civil War

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

Naturalization Records

West Virginia, Naturalization Records, 1814-1991



West Virginia Will Books


Vital Records

Death Records of Fayette County

Marriage Records of Fayette County Brides List

Marriage Records of Fayette County Grooms List

Fayette County, West Virginia Will Books 1832-1969
West Virginia Vital Records - Birth - Death - Marriages. See also How to order West Virginia Vital Records or order electronically online.

Societies and Libraries

Genealogical Society of Fayette and Raleigh Counties, Inc.
P O Box 68
Oak Hill, WV 25901-0068

Family History Centers

The closest family history centers is in Charleston Family History Center

Web Sites

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 Learning How toEdit our Wiki Sites


  1. 1.0 1.1 The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Fayette County, West Virginia," in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fayette_County,_West_Virginia, accessed 14 February 2012.