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== Societies and Libraries  ==
== Societies and Libraries  ==
[[Hancock County Genealogical-Historical Society|Hancock County Genealogical-Historical Society]]  
'''[[Hancock County Genealogical-Historical Society|Hancock County Genealogical-Historical Society]]'''
[[Tri-State Genealogical and Historical Society]]<br>P&nbsp;O&nbsp;Box 454<br>Newell, West Virginia 26050-0454  
'''[[Tri-State Genealogical and Historical Society]]'''<br>P&nbsp;O&nbsp;Box 454<br>Newell, West Virginia 26050-0454  
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====

Revision as of 01:38, 2 March 2012

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


County Courthouse

Hancock County
P O Box 367
New Cumberland, WV 26047

  • County Clerk has birth, marriage, death probate and land records from 1848
  • Clerk Circuit Clerk has divorce records[1]


Parent County

1848--Hancock County was created 15 January 1848 from Brooke County.
County seat: New Cumberland [1]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Hancock County boundary changes.

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties




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

Help us index the 1940 Census!

Societies and Libraries

Hancock County Genealogical-Historical Society

Tri-State Genealogical and Historical Society
P O Box 454
Newell, West Virginia 26050-0454

Family History Centers

Web Sites

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • Family History Library Catalog


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