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{{West Virginia-stub}}''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] &gt; [[West Virginia|West Virginia]]&nbsp;&gt; Mercer County'' <br>
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Mercer County
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| state = West Virginia
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''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[West Virginia|West Virginia]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Mercer County, West Virginia|Mercer County]]''
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
*[[Image:Mercer County, West Virginia Courthouse.JPG|thumb|right|400px]]&nbsp;Mercer County Court House
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[[Image:Mercer County, West Virginia Courthouse.JPG|thumb|right|200px]]
  
P&nbsp;O&nbsp;Box 1716, Princeton, WV
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'''Mercer County Court House'''<br>P&nbsp;O&nbsp;Box 1716, Princeton, WV 24740<br>304-487-8311
  
24740
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*County Clerk has birth, marriage and death records from 1853; probate and land recrods from 1837; Circuit Court Clerk has divorce and court records from 1837<ref name="Handybook"/>
 
 
*&nbsp;304-487-8311
 
*County Clerk has birth, marriage &amp; death records from 1853 probate and land recrods from 1837; Clk Cir Court has div and court records from 1837
 
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1837--'''Mercer County was created 17 March 1837&nbsp;from [[Giles County, Virginia|Giles]] and [[Tazewell County, Virginia|Tazewell]] Counties (Virginia).&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;'''County seat:'''&nbsp;Princeton <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1837--'''Mercer County was created 17 March 1837&nbsp;from [[Giles County, Virginia|Giles]] and [[Tazewell County, Virginia|Tazewell]] Counties (Virginia).<br>'''County seat:'''&nbsp;Princeton <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
See an interactive map of Mercer County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/westvirginia/wv-maps.html boundary changes].
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See an interactive map of Mercer County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/westvirginia/wv-maps.html boundary changes].  
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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*[[Wyoming County, West Virginia|Wyoming]]
 
*[[Wyoming County, West Virginia|Wyoming]]
  
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== Resources ==
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==== Census  ====
  
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{{WVcensus}}
  
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Join us in indexing the [https://www.familysearch.org/1940census 1940 Census]
  
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==== Church Records ====
  
 
LDS Ward and Branch Records  
 
LDS Ward and Branch Records  
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==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
 
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==== '''Census''' ====
 
 
{{WVcensus}}
 
 
'''Join us in indexing the [https://www.familysearch.org/1940census 1940 Census]'''
 
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
[http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/wv/map.htm Map of 1850 Virginia and West Virginia]
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[http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/wv/map.htm Map of 1850 Virginia and West Virginia]  
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
<br>West Virginia, Civil War Service [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1932429 Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865]
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*West Virginia, Civil War Service {{RecordSearch|1932429|Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}}
  
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===== Revolutionary War  =====
  
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*''A Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services: With their Names, Ages, and Places of Residence, as Returned by the Marshalls of the Several Judicial Districts, Under the Act for Taking the Sixth Census]''. 1841. Digital versions at [http://www2.census.gov/prod2/decennial/documents/1840c-01.pdf U.S. Census Bureau] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=W7JYAAAAMAAJ Google Books] ''et. al''. 1967 reprint: {{FHL|282860|item}} 973 X2pc 1840. [See Virginia, Western District, Mercer County on page 135.]
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*''Rejected or Suspended Applications for Revolutionary War Pensions''. Washington, D.C., 1852. Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1969, and 1991. Reprints include&nbsp;"an Added Index to States." {{FHL|287870|item}} 973 M24ur; digital version at [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=48141 Ancestry] ($). [Includes veterans from this county; Virginia section begins on page 238.]
  
Naturalization  
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==== Naturalization ====
  
West Virgina,[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1909003 Naturalization Records, 1814-1991]
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West Virginia, {{RecordSearch|1909003|Naturalization Records, 1814-1991}}
 
 
===== '''''Revolutionary War'''''  =====
 
 
 
*''A Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services: With their Names, Ages, and Places of Residence, as Returned by the Marshalls of the Several Judicial Districts, Under the Act for Taking the Sixth Census]''. 1841. Digital versions at [http://www2.census.gov/prod2/decennial/documents/1840c-01.pdf U.S. Census Bureau] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=W7JYAAAAMAAJ Google Books] ''et. al''. 1967 reprint: {{FHL|282860|item}} 973 X2pc 1840. [See Virginia, Western District, Mercer County on page 135.]
 
*''Rejected or Suspended Applications for Revolutionary War Pensions''. Washington, D.C., 1852. Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1969, and 1991. Reprints include&nbsp;"an Added Index to States." {{FHL|287870|item}} 973 M24ur; digital version at [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=48141 Ancestry] ($). [Includes veterans from this county; Virginia section begins on page 238.]
 
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
  
West Virginia [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1909099 Will Books<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1329934540925_1" />]
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*West Virginia {{RecordSearch|1909099|Will Books}}
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
'''Mercer Family History Hall of Fame<br>'''"May we preserve their memories &amp; Contributions!"<br>Please write about deceased historians &amp; Genealogist!
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'''Mercer Family History Hall of Fame<br>'''"May we preserve their memories &amp; Contributions!"<br>Please write about deceased historians &amp; Genealogist!  
 
 
  
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'''Mercer County Historical Historical Society'''<br>Athens, West Virginia 24712
  
==== Mercer County Historical Historical Society, Athens, West Virginia 24712 ====
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==== Family History Centers<br> ====
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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The closest family history centers are the [[Huntington_West_Virginia_Family_History_Center|Huntington Family History Center]] and the [[Charleston_West_Virginia_Family_History_Center|Charleston Family History Center]].
  
Introduction to LDS Family History Centers. The closest family history centers are in the Huntington Family History Center and the Charleston Family History Center
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
 
 
https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Huntington_West_Virginia_Family_History_Center
 
 
 
https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Charleston_West_Virginia_Family_History_Center[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
 
*{{FHL|West+Virginia%2C+Mercer|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
 
*{{FHL|West+Virginia%2C+Mercer|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/wv CYNDI'S List West Virginia]
  
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== References  ==
 
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Revision as of 04:48, 9 March 2012

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Mercer County, West Virginia
Map
Map of West Virginia highlighting Mercer 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 1837
County Seat Princeton
Courthouse


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

County Courthouse

Mercer County, West Virginia Courthouse.JPG

Mercer County Court House
P O Box 1716, Princeton, WV 24740
304-487-8311

  • County Clerk has birth, marriage and death records from 1853; probate and land recrods from 1837; Circuit Court Clerk has divorce and court records from 1837[1]

History

Parent County

1837--Mercer County was created 17 March 1837 from Giles and Tazewell Counties (Virginia).
County seat: Princeton [1]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Mercer County boundary changes.

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Census

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


Join us in indexing the 1940 Census

Church Records

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Bluefield

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Map of 1850 Virginia and West Virginia

Military

Revolutionary War
  • A Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services: With their Names, Ages, and Places of Residence, as Returned by the Marshalls of the Several Judicial Districts, Under the Act for Taking the Sixth Census]. 1841. Digital versions at U.S. Census Bureau and Google Books et. al. 1967 reprint: FHL Collection 973 X2pc 1840. [See Virginia, Western District, Mercer County on page 135.]
  • Rejected or Suspended Applications for Revolutionary War Pensions. Washington, D.C., 1852. Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1969, and 1991. Reprints include "an Added Index to States." FHL Collection 973 M24ur; digital version at Ancestry ($). [Includes veterans from this county; Virginia section begins on page 238.]

Naturalization

West Virginia, Naturalization Records, 1814-1991

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

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

Mercer Family History Hall of Fame
"May we preserve their memories & Contributions!"
Please write about deceased historians & Genealogist!

Mercer County Historical Historical Society
Athens, West Virginia 24712

Family History Centers

The closest family history centers are the Huntington Family History Center and the Charleston Family History Center.

Web Sites

Learning How to Edit our Wiki Sites

Hands on keyboard.png Genealogy courses: Learn how to research from an expert in Fun Five Minute Genealogy Videos.


References

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