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Guide to Marion County West Virginia genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Marion County, West Virginia
Map of West Virginia highlighting Marion 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 1842
County Seat Fairmont


County Courthouse

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Marion County Courthouse
217 Adams Street
Fairmont, WV 26554
Phone: 304-367-5440

  • County Clerk has birth, marriage and death records from 1872
  • Clerk Circuit Court probate and land[1]


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The county is named after "The Swamp Fox" Revolutionary War Brigadier General Francis Marion (c1732-1795).[2]

Parent County

1842--Marion County was created 14 January 1842 from Monongalia and Harrison Counties.  County seat: Fairmont [3]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Marion County boundary changes.

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties





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

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Church Records

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Fairmont




Local Histories


Map of 1850 Virginia and West Virginia


Civil War

Regiments. Service men in Marion County, West Virginia served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Marion County, West Virginia:

- 19th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate). Company D.[4]
- 20th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate). Companies A and B.[5].
- 31st Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate). Company A (Marion Guards).[6]

Records and histories are available, including:




Marion County West Virginia Will Books 1842 - 1970
West Virginia Will Books

Online West Virginia Tax site

West Virginia real and personal property tax records are managed by the County Assessor in each county. Land and land improvements are considered real property while mobile property is classified as personal property.

Many County Assessors offer an online searchable database, where assessment record searches can be performed by name, account number, year, or mp/parcel number. Where online records are not available, requests for records can be made to the Assessment Office in person, by phone, or in writing.

The search for tax information can start here

Vital Records

. Includes marriages 1842-1970 - free.


Societies and Libraries

Marion County Genealogical Club, Inc.
Marion County Library, Monroe Street
Fairmont, West Virginia, 26554

Family History Centers

Web Sites

Marion County, West Virginia Various Records on Microfilm at the Library of Virginia
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  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Preston County, West Virginia. Page 744 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. "Francis Marion," Wikipedia.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  4. Richard L. Armstrong, 19th and 20th Virginia Cavalry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1994). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 101.
  5. Richard L. Armstrong, 19th and 20th Virginia Cavalry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1994). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 101.
  6. John M. Ashcraft, 31st Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1988). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 48.


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