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Revision as of 21:26, 20 February 2012

This article is about a northern county of West Virginia. For other uses, see Barbour.

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County Courthouse

  • Barbour County, West Virginia Courthouse.JPG
     Barbour County

8 N Main Street Philippi, WV 26416


  • County Clerk has birth, marriage, death since 1853
  • Probate Record and land records from 1845
  • Clerk Circuit Court has divorce and court records


Parent County

1843--Barbour County was created 3 March 1843 from Randolph, Harrison and Lewis Counties.
County seat: Philippi [1]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Barbour County boundary changes.

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Incorporated Places:

Town of Belington

Town of Junior

City of Philippi

Unincorporated Communities:



Neighboring Counties






  • For tips on accessing Barbour County, West Virginia Genealogy census records online, see: West Virginia Census.

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Local Histories


Map of 1850 Virginia and West Virginia




  • Eckenrode, H.J. Virginia State Library: A Calendar of Legislative Petitions Arranged by Counties Accomac - Bedford. Richmond, Va.: Davis Bottom, Superintendent of Public Printing, 1908. Digital version at Google Books. [Barbour County petitions (1843-1858) are described on pp. 186-194.]



Vital Records

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

West Virginia Marriages 1853-1970; free searchable index available at FamilySearch - Pilot. Records include such information as bride and groom's names, birth date and birthplace, marriage place, clerk's name and sometimes the name of the father, and film and record numbers.

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Introduction to LDS Family History Centers

Web Sites

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Family History Library catalog 


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