McDowell County, West Virginia Genealogy
|McDowell County, West Virginia|
Location in the state of West Virginia
Location of West Virginia in the U.S.
- 1 County Courthouse
- 2 History
- 3 Places / Localities
- 4 Resources
- 5 Societies and Libraries
- 6 Web Sites
- 7 References
90 Wyoming Street
#109 Welch, WV 24801 304-436-8344
- County Clerk has birth records from 1872
- Marriage records from 1861
- Death records 1894
- Probate and land records 1897
- Circuit Court Clerk has divorce records
County seat first Perryville; changed to Welch in 1892.
See an interactive map of McDowell County boundary changes.
Places / Localities
For tips on accessing McDowell County, West Virginia Genealogy census records online, see: West Virginia Census.
West Virginia Archives
Evans, Norma Pontiff. First Families of McDowell County, West Virginia. s.l. Author, 1981.
Friedl, Joseph. A History of Education in McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1976. Parsons, West Virginia, McClain Printing Company, 1975.
Goodykoontz, Wells. Address Delivered by Wells Goodykoontz, Tuesday, June 14, 1927, at the Unveiling of Tablet of Black Wolf, McDowell County, West Virginia . s.l., n.p., 1927. 929.2 H287 Pam.
Grisby, Louise Carter. Come Back With Me to Gary, West Virginia. s.l., n.p., n.d.
Lad, Virginia. Sodom and Gomorrah of Today; or the History of Keystone, West Virginia. s.l., n.p., 1912.
McDowell County Centennial, 1858-1958. s.l., n.p., 1958.
McDowell County, West Virginia, The Nations Coal Bin. s.l., n.p., n.d.
Solins, Mrs. Samuel and Jones, Mrs. Paul. McDowell County History; A Pictorial History of McDowell County, West Virginia. Fort Worth, Texas, University Supply and Equipment Company, 1959.
Sowers, Auburn Daniel. Facts About McDowell County, West Virginia. s.l., n.p., 1912.
975.449 S731 Pam.
Welch West Virginia Chamber of Commerce. Welch, McDowell County, West Virginia. s.l., n.p., n.d.
917.5449 W439 Pam.
West Virginia, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865
- West Virginia, Naturalization Records, 1814-1991
Welch Daily News
Welch, WV 24801
McDowell Public Library
McDowell County, West Virignia Will Books 1893-1968
West Virginia Will Books
Societies and Libraries
McDowell County Historical Society
HC 61 Box 37-B
Paynesville, WV 24873
President: Dr. Tom Hatcher
Secretary/Treasurer: Geneva Steele
Family History Centers
Craft Memorial Library, Bluefield, WV
- Family History Library Catalog
- CYNDI'S List West Virginia
- McDowell County Articles
- McDowell West Virginia Families
- McDowell Count National Register of Historic Places
- McDowell County, West Virginia Wikipedia
- McDowell County, West Virginia Photo Album
- McDowell County, West Virginia Statistics
- Flat Top Field, McDowell County, West Virginia
- Photographs McDowell County, West Virginia
Learning How to Edit our Wiki Sites
- The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).