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Revision as of 19:40, 2 April 2012

Marion County, West Virginia
Map of West Virginia highlighting Marion 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 1842
County Seat Fairmont

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

County Courthouse

Marion County, West Virginia Courthouse.JPG

Marion County
217 Adams Street
Fairmont, WV 26554

  • County Clerk has birth, marriage and death records from 1872
  • Clerk Circuit Court probate and land records


Francis Marion.JPG

The county is named after "The Swamp Fox" Revolutionary War Brigadier General Francis Marion (c1732-1795).[1]

Parent County

1842--Marion County was created 14 January 1842 from Monongalia and Harrison Counties.  County seat: Fairmont [2]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Marion County boundary changes.

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties




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

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Church Records

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Fairmont



Local Histories


Map of 1850 Virginia and West Virginia


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




Marion County West Virginia Will Books 1842 - 1970
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

Marion County Genealogical Club, Inc.
Marion County Library, Monroe Street
Fairmont, West Virginia, 26554

Family History Centers

Web Sites

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