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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

History of Beckley and Raleigh County

Early Settlers of Raleigh County, West Virginia by Judge W A Riffe

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

Raleigh countyCities and Towns

Raleigh County, West Virginia Landmarks

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

  Raleigh County, West  Virginia Cemetery Records (USGENWEB)

Raleigh County Tombstone Transcription Project

Census

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

Join us in indexing the 1940 Census

1880 Raleigh County, West Virginia Census

Church

  Raleigh County, West Virginia Bible Records (USGENWEB)

  Raleigh County, West Virginia Churches (USGENWEB)

Court

Family Histories

Land

Local Histories

Maps


Map of 1850 Virginia and West Virginia

Raleigh County, West Virginia Maps
Raleigh County, West Virginia 1895 Map

Military

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

Civil War

Naturalization

West Virgina, Naturalization Records, 1814-1991


Newspapers
 

Beckley Register-Herald Newspaper Archives:

ATT: Libby Walker - Archives
801 N. Kanawha Street
P. O. Drawer P or R
Beckley, WV 25802
(304)255-4400 or
(800)950-0250

Probate

Raleigh County, West Virginia Will Books 1850 - 1969

West Virginia Will Books

Raleigh County, West VirginiaWills Courtesy The Riffe-Smith Collection

Raleigh County, West Virginia Obituaries

Vital Records

 Raleigh County, West Virginia [[Life’s true treasures are those we can share with others without ever reducing our own supply. Traits like kindness, courage, and happiness have no expiration dates. They can be transferred from life to life and shared from generation to generation, with each new reflection further brightening the world.|Marriages 1850-1911 ]]by Ronald R Turner


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

Marriage

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

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References

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

 

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