Braxton County, West Virginia Genealogy

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County Courthouse

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Braxton County
300 Main Street
P O Box 486
Sutton, WV 26601

  • County Clerk has birth, marriage, death indexes 1853-1886
  • Probate and Land Records
  • Clerk Circuit Court has Divorce and Court Records[1]


Parent County

1836--Braxton County was created 15 January 1836 from Lewis, Kanawha and Nicholas Counties.
County seat: Sutton [1]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Braxton County boundary changes.

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties




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

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Local Histories


Map of 1850 Virginia and West Virginia


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

  • A Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services: With their Names, Ages, and Places of Residence, as Returned by the Marshalls of the Several Judicial Districts, Under the Act for Taking the Sixth Census]. 1841. Digital versions at U.S. Census Bureau and Google Books et. al. 1967 reprint: FHL Collection 973 X2pc 1840. [See Virginia, Western District, Braxton County on page 134.]

Naturalization Records

West Virginia, Naturalization Records, 1814-1991



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

Braxton Family History Hall of Fame
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Family History Centers

Web Sites

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  1. 1.0 1.1 The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).