Calhoun County, West Virginia Genealogy

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Guide to Calhoun County West Virginia genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Calhoun County, West Virginia
Map of West Virginia highlighting Calhoun 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 1856
County Seat Grantsville

County Courthouse

Calhoun County Courthouse
Main Street
P O Box 230
Grantsville, WV 26147
Phone: 304-354-6725

County Clerk has birth, marriage, death from 1856 Land records from 1856[1]


Calhoun County, West Virginia Government
Calhoun County, West Virginia History
History of Calhoun County

Parent County

1856--Calhoun County was created 5 March 1856 from Gilmer County.
County seat: Grantsville [2]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Calhoun County boundary changes.

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Calhoun County Polulated Places

Neighboring Counties




Cemeteries Calhoun West Virginia

Calhoun County WV GENWEB Obituaries

Find A Grave - Calhoun County Cemetery Records Online

Tombstone Transcription Project - Calhoun County


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


Census takers uncharacteristically recorded the birth town or county of residents this census year.[3]

Calhoun County WV Gen Web 1860 Federal Census

Calhoun County, WV Gen Web 1870 Federal Census

Calhoun County, WV Gen Web 1880 Federal Census

Calhoun  1890 Federal Census of Veteran & Widows

Calhoun 1900 WV Gen Web 1900 Federal Census






Local Histories

West Virginia Archives & History Calhoun County Books


Map of 1850 Virginia and West Virginia

Calhoun County, West Virginia Map

Calhoun County, West Virginia Map 1895

Calhoun County, West Virginia Map 2


Civil War

Regiments. Service men in Calhoun County, West Virginia Genealogy 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 Calhoun County, West Virginia Genealogy:

- 3rd Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry and Infantry) (Confederate). Company A (Moccasin Rangers), Company D.
- 14th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate). Company E.[4]
- 19th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate). Company A (The Moccasin Rangers).[5]

Records and histories are available, including:

Naturalization Records

West Virgina, Naturalization Records, 1814-1991


The Hur Herald


Calhoun County, West Virginia Will Books 1870-1969

West Virginia Will Books


Online West Virginia Tax site

West Virginia real and personal property tax records are managed by the County Assessor in each county. Land and land improvements are considered real property while mobile property is classified as personal property.

Many County Assessors offer an online searchable database, where assessment record searches can be performed by name, account number, year, or mp/parcel number. Where online records are not available, requests for records can be made to the Assessment Office in person, by phone, or in writing.

The search for tax information can start here

Vital Records

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

. Includes marriages 1856-1969 - free.

Calhoun County WV GENWEB Births

Calhoun County WV GEBWEB Deaths

Societies and Libraries

Calhoun County Historical and Genealogical Society, The
P. O. Box 242
Grantsville, WV 26147-0242
President: Robert Bonar
c/o The Society
Secretary: Teresa Harris
c/o The Society

Calhoun County Public Library

Family History Centers

Web Sites

Family History Library Catalog

Cyndi's List for West Virginia
Microfilms at the Library of Virginia Calhoun County, West Virginia Biographies
Calhoun County Genealogy Files  
Calhoun County WV Gen Web Miscellaneous Records 
Welcome to Calhoun coun WV History and Genealogy

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  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Calhoun County, West Virginia. Page 743 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. Alycon Trubey Pierce, "In Praise of Errors Made by Census Enumerators," National Genealogical Society Quarterly, Vol. 81, No. 1 (March 1993):51-55. FHL Book 973 B2ng
  4. Robert J. Driver, 14th Virginia Cavalry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, c1988). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 47.
  5. Richard L. Armstrong, 19th and 20th Virginia Cavalry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1994). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 101.

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