Raleigh County, West Virginia

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{{West Virginia-stub}}''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[West Virginia|West Virginia]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Raleigh County, West Virginia|Raleigh County]]''  
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| county = Raleigh County
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| state = West Virginia
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| founded year = 1850
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| seat wl = Beckley
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
*[[Image:Raliegh County, west Virginia Courthouse.JPG|right|400px|Raleigh County, West Virginia Courthouse]]&nbsp;Raleigh County, Courthouse
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*[[Image:Raliegh County, west Virginia Courthouse.JPG|right|200px|Raleigh County, West Virginia Courthouse]]&nbsp;Raleigh County, Courthouse
  
 
&nbsp;215 Main Street  
 
&nbsp;215 Main Street  
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
See an interactive map of Raleigh County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/westvirginia/wv-maps.html boundary changes].
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See an interactive map of Raleigh County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/westvirginia/wv-maps.html boundary changes].  
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
<br>[http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/wv/map.htm Map of 1850 Virginia and West Virginia]
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<br>[http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/wv/map.htm Map of 1850 Virginia and West Virginia]  
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
West Virginia, [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1932429 Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865]
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West Virginia, [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1932429 Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865]  
  
 
'''''Civil War'''''  
 
'''''Civil War'''''  
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*Turner, Ronald Ray. ''[http://www.wvgenweb.org/raleigh/7th/index.htm 7th West Virginia Cavalry]''. Manassas, Va.: R.R. Turner, 1989. Available online, courtesy:&nbsp;[http://www.wvgenweb.org/raleigh/ Raleigh County West Virginia GenWeb]. [Includes biographical sketches of soldiers from Raleigh County.]
 
*Turner, Ronald Ray. ''[http://www.wvgenweb.org/raleigh/7th/index.htm 7th West Virginia Cavalry]''. Manassas, Va.: R.R. Turner, 1989. Available online, courtesy:&nbsp;[http://www.wvgenweb.org/raleigh/ Raleigh County West Virginia GenWeb]. [Includes biographical sketches of soldiers from Raleigh County.]
  
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'''West Virgina, [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1909003 Naturalization Records, 1814-1991]'''
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==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
  
West Virginia [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1909099Taxation Will Books]
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West Virginia [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1909099Taxation Will Books]  
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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*'''Raleigh County Family History Hall of Fame<br>'''"May we preserve their memories &amp; Contributions!"<br>Please write about deceased historians &amp; Genealogist!
 
*'''Raleigh County Family History Hall of Fame<br>'''"May we preserve their memories &amp; Contributions!"<br>Please write about deceased historians &amp; Genealogist!
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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==== Family History Centers<br> ====
  
 
*Introduction to LDS Family History Centers. The closest family history centers are in the [https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Huntington_West_Virginia_Family_History_Center Huntington Family History Cente]r and the [https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Charleston_West_Virginia_Family_History_Center Charleston Family History Center]  
 
*Introduction to LDS Family History Centers. The closest family history centers are in the [https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Huntington_West_Virginia_Family_History_Center Huntington Family History Cente]r and the [https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Charleston_West_Virginia_Family_History_Center Charleston Family History Center]  
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*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/wv CYNDI'S List West Virginia]
 
*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/wv CYNDI'S List West Virginia]
  
 
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== References  ==
 
== References  ==
  
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Revision as of 17:54, 15 March 2012

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


Raleigh County, West Virginia
Map
Map of West Virginia highlighting Raleigh 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 1850
County Seat Beckley
Courthouse

Contents

County Courthouse

  • Raleigh County, West Virginia Courthouse
     Raleigh County, Courthouse

 215 Main Street

Beckley, WV 25801

304-255-9123

  • County Clerk has birth, marriage, death records form 1850
  • Clk Cir Ct has div and ct records

History

Parent County

1850--Raleigh County was created 23 January 1850 from Fayette County.  County seat: Beckley [1]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Raleigh County boundary changes.

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

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


Join us in indexing the 1940 Census

Church

Court

Family Histories

Land

Local Histories

Maps


Map of 1850 Virginia and West Virginia

Military

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

Civil War

Naturalization

West Virgina, Naturalization Records, 1814-1991


Newspapers

Probate

West Virginia Will Books

Vital Records

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West Virginia Vital Records - Birth - Death - Marriages. See also How to order West Virginia Vital Records or order electronically online.

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Marriage

Societies and Libraries

  • Raleigh County Family History Hall of Fame
    "May we preserve their memories & Contributions!"
    Please write about deceased historians & Genealogist!

Family History Centers

Web Sites


 

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References

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