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{{West Virginia-stub}} <br> ''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[West Virginia|West Virginia]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Hancock_County,_West_Virginia|Hancock County]]''
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| state = West Virginia
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''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[West Virginia|West Virginia]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Hancock_County,_West_Virginia|Hancock County]]''
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
'''Hancock County'''<br>P&nbsp;O Box 367<br>New Cumberland, WV 26047<br>304-564-3311  
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'''Hancock County'''<br>P O Box 367<br>New Cumberland, WV 26047<br>304-564-3311 <br>  
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*County Clerk has birth, marriage, death probate and land records from 1848  
 
*County Clerk has birth, marriage, death probate and land records from 1848  
*Clerk Circuit Clerk has divorce records<ref name="Handybook"/>  
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*Clerk Circuit Clerk has divorce records<ref name="Handybook" />
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1848--'''Hancock County was&nbsp;created 15 January 1848&nbsp;from [[Brooke County, West Virginia|Brooke]] County.<br>'''County seat:'''&nbsp;New Cumberland <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1848--'''Hancock County was&nbsp;created 15 January 1848&nbsp;from [[Brooke County, West Virginia|Brooke]] County.<br>'''County seat:''' New Cumberland <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
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[https://www.familysearch.org/1940census Help us index the 1940 Census!]
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[https://www.familysearch.org/1940census Help us index the 1940 Census!]  
  
 
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
'''[[Hancock County Genealogical-Historical Society|Hancock County Genealogical-Historical Society]]'''
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'''[[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  

Revision as of 03:55, 9 March 2012

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Hancock County, West Virginia
Map
Map of West Virginia highlighting Hancock County
Location in the state of West Virginia
Map of the U.S. highlighting West Virginia
Location of West Virginia in the U.S.
Facts
Founded 1848
County Seat New Cumberland
Courthouse


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

County Courthouse

Hancock County
P O Box 367
New Cumberland, WV 26047
304-564-3311

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

History

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

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

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


Help us index the 1940 Census!

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

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

References

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