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Wirt County, West Virginia
Map of West Virginia highlighting Wirt 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 1848
County Seat Elizabeth

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


County Courthouse

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Wirt County Courthouse
Washington Street
PO Box 53
Elizabeth, WV 26143-0053

County Clerk has birth and death since 1870
marriage records since 1870
Probate and land records from 1848
Clerk Circuit Court has divorce records[1]


Parent County

1848--Wirt County was created 19 January 1848 from Wood and Jackson Counties.
County seat: Elizabaeth[2]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Wirt County boundary changes.

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties




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




Local Histories


Map of 1850 Virginia and West Virginia


Civil War

Regiments. Service men in Wirt 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 Wirt County, West Virginia:

- 3rd Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry and Infantry) (Confederate). Company D.
- 14th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate). Company N (Night Hawk Rangers).[3]
- 20th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate). Company H.[4]
- 26th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate). Company F.[5]




West Virginia Will Books


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


Family History Centers

Web Sites

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  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Wood County, West Virginia. Page 746 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. Robert J. Driver, 14th Virginia Cavalry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, c1988). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 47.
  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, 26th Virginia Cavalry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1994). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 110.


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