Lincoln County, West Virginia

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'''1867'''--Lincoln County was created 23 February 1867&nbsp;from [[Boone County, West Virginia|Boone]], [[Cabell County, West Virginia|Cabell]], [[Kanawha County, West Virginia|Kanawha]] and [[Putnam County, West Virginia|Putnam]] Counties.<br>'''County seat''': Hamlin <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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'''1867'''--Lincoln County was created 23 February 1867&nbsp;from [[Boone County, West Virginia|Boone]], [[Cabell County, West Virginia|Cabell]], [[Kanawha County, West Virginia|Kanawha]] and [[Putnam County, West Virginia|Putnam]] Counties.<br>'''County seat''': Hamlin <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
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Revision as of 20:00, 18 April 2012


Lincoln County, West Virginia
Map
Map of West Virginia highlighting Lincoln 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 1867
County Seat Hamlin
Courthouse

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

Contents

County Courthouse

Lincoln County, West Virginia Courthouse.JPG
  • County Clerk has birth, marriage, death, probate and land records from 1909[1]

History

Lincoln County, West Virginia Origins

Parent County

1867--Lincoln County was created 23 February 1867 from Boone, Cabell, Kanawha and Putnam Counties.
County seat: Hamlin [1]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Lincoln County boundary changes.

Record Loss

1909--The court house burned down with all the records except for some land records recorded later.

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

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

Join us in indexing the 1940 Census

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Civil War

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

Naturalization

West Virginia, Naturalization Records, 1814-1991

Newspapers

Probate

Lincoln County West Virginia Will Books 1909-1947

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.

Societies and Libraries

Genealogical Societies

Lincoln County Genealogical Society
7999 Lynn Avenue
Hamlin, WV 25523

Lincoln County Genealogical Society

Family History Centers

The closest family history centers are the Huntington Family History Center and the Charleston Family History Center.

Web Sites

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References

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