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''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[West Virginia Genealogy|West Virginia]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Summers_County,_West_Virginia|Summers County]]''
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Guide to '''Summers County, West Virginia ancestry, family history and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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| seat = [[Hinton, West Virginia|Hinton]]
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| building address = Summers County Courthouse<br> P O&nbsp;Box 97<br>Hinton, WV 25951<br>Phone: 304-466-7104<br>[http://www.summerscountywv.org/ '''Summers County Website''']
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''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[West Virginia|West Virginia]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Summers County, West Virginia|Summers County]]''
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=== County Courthouse  ===
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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County Clerk has birth, marriage, death, probate and land records from 1871<br>Clerk Circuit Court has divorce and court records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Summers County, West Virginia. Page 746 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
[[Image:Summers County, West Virginia Courthouse.JPG|thumb|right|200px|Summers County, West Virginia Courthouse.JPG]]
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=== County Information ===
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[http://www.summerscountywv.org/ Summers County Courthouse]&nbsp;<br>P O&nbsp;Box 97<br>Hinton, WV 25951<br>Phone: 304-466-7104
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==== Summers County, West Virginia Record Dates ====
  
County Clerk has birth, marriage, death, probate and land records from 1871<br>Clerk Circuit Court has divorce and court records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Summers County, West Virginia. Page 746 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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<center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''</center>
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=== History  ===
  
 
[http://books.google.com/books/about/History_of_Summers_County_from_the_Earli.html?id=bigTAAAAYAAJ History of Summers County from the Earliest Settlement to Present Tim (Google ebook)]  
 
[http://books.google.com/books/about/History_of_Summers_County_from_the_Earli.html?id=bigTAAAAYAAJ History of Summers County from the Earliest Settlement to Present Tim (Google ebook)]  
  
[http://www.polsci.wvu.edu/wv/Summers/sumhistory.html Early History of Summers County] [http://www.summerscountywv.org/ Summers County, West Virginia Government] [http://www.ada.gov/sumstor.htm Summers County, West Virginia]  
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[http://archive.is/L6dX Early History of Summers County]<br> [http://www.summerscountywv.org/ Summers County, West Virginia Government]<br>[http://www.ada.gov/sumstor.htm Summers County, West Virginia] <br>
 
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[http://www.newriverwv.com/Society_and_Community_Cities_and_Towns_Hinton.php Hinton, Summers County, West Virginia New River Gorge] <br>
[http://www.newriverwv.com/Society_and_Community_Cities_and_Towns_Hinton.php Hinton, Summers County, West Virginia New River Gorge]  
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[http://www.hintonwva.com/ Welcome to Hinton, West Virginia] <br>[http://www.wvexp.com/index.php/Summers_County Summers County Cyclopedia] <br> [http://www.barnsofsummerscounty.com/summers-county.html Welcome to Summers County, West Virginia]  
 
 
[http://www.hintonwva.com/ Welcome to Hinton, West Virginia] [http://www.wvexp.com/index.php/Summers_County Summers County Cyclopedia] [http://www.conventions.net/chamber_of_commerce/west_virginia-103/summers_county_wv_chamber_of_commerce-11723.asp Summers County WV&nbsp;Chamber of Commerce] [http://www.barnsofsummerscounty.com/summers-county.html Welcome to Summers County, West Virginia]  
 
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
See an interactive map of Summers County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/westvirginia/wv-maps.html boundary changes].  
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For animated maps illustrating West Virginia county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/westvirginia/ "Rotating Formation West Virginia County Boundary Maps"] (1617-1995) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.  
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
 
== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==
 
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
[http://www.wvgenweb.org/summers/foresthill.htm Green Sulphur, West Virginia]
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[http://www.wvgenweb.org/summers/foresthill.htm Green Sulphur, West Virginia]  
  
 
[http://www.wvgenweb.org/summers/hinton.htm The Town of Hinton]&nbsp;  
 
[http://www.wvgenweb.org/summers/hinton.htm The Town of Hinton]&nbsp;  
  
[http://www.wvgenweb.org/summers/lockbridge.htm The Town of Lockbridge]
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[http://www.wvgenweb.org/summers/lockbridge.htm The Town of Lockbridge]  
  
[http://www.wvgenweb.org/summers/meadowcreek.htm Meadow Creek, West Virginia]
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[http://www.wvgenweb.org/summers/meadowcreek.htm Meadow Creek, West Virginia]  
  
[http://www.wvgenweb.org/summers/sandstone.htm Sandstone, West Virginia]
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[http://www.wvgenweb.org/summers/sandstone.htm Sandstone, West Virginia]  
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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[[Image:Wvsummers.jpg|thumb|right|300px]]
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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[http://politicalgraveyard.com/geo/WV/SU.html Political Graveyard.com Summers County West Virginia]  
 
[http://politicalgraveyard.com/geo/WV/SU.html Political Graveyard.com Summers County West Virginia]  
  
Census  
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====Census====
  
{{WVcensus}}
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{{WVcensus}}  
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
==== Land and Property ====
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==== Land and Property ====
  
 
*Hudgins. [http://www.directlinesoftware.com/pool.htm 226 patents dated 1784-1862 in what is now Summers County, West Virginia placed on a map]. DeedMapper.&nbsp;[Names of those who received land patents, dates, land descriptions, and references may be viewed free of charge (click "Index" next to the county listing); however, in order to view the maps, it is necessary to purchase Direct Line Software's [http://www.directlinesoftware.com/ DeedMapper]&nbsp;product.]
 
*Hudgins. [http://www.directlinesoftware.com/pool.htm 226 patents dated 1784-1862 in what is now Summers County, West Virginia placed on a map]. DeedMapper.&nbsp;[Names of those who received land patents, dates, land descriptions, and references may be viewed free of charge (click "Index" next to the county listing); however, in order to view the maps, it is necessary to purchase Direct Line Software's [http://www.directlinesoftware.com/ DeedMapper]&nbsp;product.]
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==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
  
Cottle, George. ''History of Forest Hill Community, Summers County, West Virginia''. Morgantown, West Virginia, Agricultural Extension Division, n. d. (On-line version).&nbsp; Xwv 1. Agr 3. 2: C6.
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Cottle, George. ''History of Forest Hill Community, Summers County, West Virginia''. Morgantown, West Virginia, Agricultural Extension Division, n. d. (On-line version).&nbsp; Xwv 1. Agr 3. 2: C6.  
  
Graham C. ''History of Clayton Community, Summers County, West Virginia''. Morgantown, West Virginia, Agricultural Extension Division, 1923.(On-line version). Xwv 1. Agr 3. 2: G7.
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Graham C. ''History of Clayton Community, Summers County, West Virginia''. Morgantown, West Virginia, Agricultural Extension Division, 1923.(On-line version). Xwv 1. Agr 3. 2: G7.  
  
Lively, Lester. ''History of Summers County''''. s. l., n. p., n. d.&nbsp;&nbsp; 975.476 L784 Pam.
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Lively, Lester. ''History of Summers County''''. s. l., n. p., n. d.&nbsp;&nbsp; 975.476 L784 Pam.  
  
Long, Fred. ''Historic Pence Springs Resort''. s. l., n. p., 1983.&nbsp; 917.5476 L848.
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Long, Fred. ''Historic Pence Springs Resort''. s. l., n. p., 1983.&nbsp; 917.5476 L848.  
  
Maddy, W. T. ''History of Marie Community, Summers and Monroe Counties, West Virginia''. Morgantown, West Virginia, Agricultural Extension Division, 1925.(On-line version).&nbsp; Xwv 1. Agr 3. 2: M3.
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Maddy, W. T. ''History of Marie Community, Summers and Monroe Counties, West Virginia''. Morgantown, West Virginia, Agricultural Extension Division, 1925.(On-line version).&nbsp; Xwv 1. Agr 3. 2: M3.  
  
Miller, James Henry. ''History of Summers County From the Earliest Settlement to the Present Time. Hinton, West Virginia'', n. p., 1908.&nbsp; 975.476 M648.
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Miller, James Henry. ''History of Summers County From the Earliest Settlement to the Present Time. Hinton, West Virginia'', n. p., 1908.&nbsp; 975.476 M648.  
  
Nyden, Paul J. ''Thirty Oral History Transcripts About the New River Region in Fayette, Raleigh and Summers Counties, West Virginia. Beckley, West Virginia'', Paul Nyden, 1980.
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Nyden, Paul J. ''Thirty Oral History Transcripts About the New River Region in Fayette, Raleigh and Summers Counties, West Virginia. Beckley, West Virginia'', Paul Nyden, 1980.  
  
''Summers County World War Veterans''. s. l., n. p., n. d.&nbsp; 940.546775 S955 Pam.
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''Summers County World War Veterans''. s. l., n. p., n. d.&nbsp; 940.546775 S955 Pam.  
  
Woods, Clee. ''West Virginia Was Good. Charleston, West Virginia'', Mountain State Press, 1984.<br>975.476 Wood.
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Woods, Clee. ''West Virginia Was Good. Charleston, West Virginia'', Mountain State Press, 1984.<br>975.476 Wood.  
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
[http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/wv/map.htm Map of 1850 Virginia and West Virginia]  
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/westvirginia/ Maps of West Virginia (1617-1995)]
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*[http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/wv/map.htm Map of 1850 Virginia and West Virginia]
  
 
[http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/WV/County/summers.htm Summers County, West Virginia 1895]  
 
[http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/WV/County/summers.htm Summers County, West Virginia 1895]  
  
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wvsummer/scmap.htm Map of Summers County West Virginia and Vicinity]
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[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wvsummer/scmap.htm Map of Summers County West Virginia and Vicinity]  
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
West Virginia, Civil War [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1932429 Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865]
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===== Civil War=====
  
==== Naturalization Records ====
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932429|West Virginia Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1861 - 1865''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2322 U.S., Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
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*'''1861 - 1865''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2344 U.S., Union Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://ancestry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
  
*West Virginia, {{RecordSearch|1909003|Naturalization Records, 1814-1991}}
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==== Naturalization Records  ====
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*'''1814 - 1991''' - {{RecordSearch|1909003|West Virginia Naturalization Records, 1814-1991}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
[http://www.register-herald.com/features/x2053733535/Bonjour-Barnes-of-Summers-County The Register Herald.com]
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[http://www.register-herald.com/features/x2053733535/Bonjour-Barnes-of-Summers-County The Register Herald.com]  
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
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'''Online Probate Records'''
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*'''1724 - 1978''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9087 West Virginia Wills and Probate Records 1724-1978] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*'''1756 - 1971''' {{RecordSearch|1909099|West Virginia Will Books 1756-1971}} at [https:/familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] — index and images
  
 
Summers County, West Virginia [https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Fapi.familysearch.org%2Frecords%2Fwaypoint%2F14030640%3Fcc%3D1909099 Will Books 1854 - 1969]  
 
Summers County, West Virginia [https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Fapi.familysearch.org%2Frecords%2Fwaypoint%2F14030640%3Fcc%3D1909099 Will Books 1854 - 1969]  
  
[http://www.caring.com/local/funeral-homes-in-summers-county-west-virginia Funeral Homes in Summers County, West Virginia]
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[http://www.caring.com/local/funeral-homes-in-summers-county-west-virginia Funeral Homes in Summers County, West Virginia]  
  
 
*West Virginia {{RecordSearch|1909099|Will Books}}
 
*West Virginia {{RecordSearch|1909099|Will Books}}
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
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West Virginia real and personal property tax records are managed by the County Assessor in each county. Land and land improvements are considered real property while mobile property is classified as personal property.
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Many County Assessors offer an online searchable database, where assessment record searches can be performed by name, account number, year, or mp/parcel number. Where online records are not available, requests for records can be made to the Assessment Office in person, by phone, or in writing.
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The search for tax information can start here;[http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/West-Virginia-Assessor-and-Property-Tax-Records.htm Assessor and Property Tax]
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
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*{{WVvital}}. Includes marriages 1871-1969 - free.
  
[http://www.wvgenweb.org/summers/death.htm Summers County, Death Records,<br>USGENWEB] [http://usgwarchives.net/marriages/westvirginia/summers.htm Summers County West Virginia Marriage Record Archives] <br>[http://www.mountainpress.com/books/wva/details/wv-0064w.html Summers County, West Virginia Deaths 1906-1920] $$ <br>[http://usgwarchives.net/wv/summers/obits.htm Summers County, West Virginia Obituaries]
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[http://www.wvgenweb.org/summers/death.htm Summers County, Death Records, USGENWEB]<br> [http://usgwarchives.net/marriages/westvirginia/summers.htm Summers County West Virginia Marriage Record Archives] <br>[http://www.mountainpress.com/books/wva/details/wv-0064w.html Summers County, West Virginia Deaths 1906-1920] $$ <br>[http://usgwarchives.net/wv/summers/obits.htm Summers County, West Virginia Obituaries]
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
==== &nbsp; [http://summers.lib.wv.us/ Summers County Public Library]  ====
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[http://summers.lib.wv.us/ Summers County Public Library]   
  
 
[http://www.librarytechnology.org/lwc-displaylibrary.pl?RC=10410 Summers County Public Library]
 
[http://www.librarytechnology.org/lwc-displaylibrary.pl?RC=10410 Summers County Public Library]
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== Web Sites  ==
 
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*{{FHL|West+Virginia%2C+Summers|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/westvirginia/summers-county/ Summers County, WV History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/110408161286760143574 West Virginia Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/237878546240605/ West Virginia Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
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*{{FHL|West+Virginia%2C+Summers|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/wv Cyndi's List for West Virginia]  
 
*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/wv Cyndi's List for West Virginia]  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/wv/summers/summers.htm Summers County WV&nbsp;Gen Web Genealogy Home Pages]  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/wv/summers/summers.htm Summers County USGENWEB&nbsp;Archives Project]  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/wv/summers/summers.htm Summers County USGENWEB&nbsp;Archives Project]  
 
*[http://pinterest.com/visitwv/summers-county-west-virginia/ Summers County Photos]  
 
*[http://pinterest.com/visitwv/summers-county-west-virginia/ Summers County Photos]  
 
*[http://www.flickr.com/photos/chuckandaliceriecks/4293426187/ Summers County Great Bend Tunnel]  
 
*[http://www.flickr.com/photos/chuckandaliceriecks/4293426187/ Summers County Great Bend Tunnel]  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/WV/Summers/ Summers County, West Virginia Family History &amp; Genealogy]  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/WV/Summers/ Summers County, West Virginia Family History &amp; Genealogy]  
 
*[http://genealogytrails.com/wva/summers/ Wecome to Summers County WV History and Genealogy]  
 
*[http://genealogytrails.com/wva/summers/ Wecome to Summers County WV History and Genealogy]  
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Guide to Summers County, West Virginia ancestry, family history and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.


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Summers County, West Virginia
Map
Map of West Virginia highlighting Summers 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 February 27, 1871
County Seat Hinton
Courthouse
Summers County, West Virginia Courthouse.JPG
Address Summers County Courthouse
P O Box 97
Hinton, WV 25951
Phone: 304-466-7104
Summers County Website


County Courthouse

County Clerk has birth, marriage, death, probate and land records from 1871
Clerk Circuit Court has divorce and court records[1]

County Information


Summers County, West Virginia Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1871 1871 1880 1871 1871

History

History of Summers County from the Earliest Settlement to Present Tim (Google ebook)

Early History of Summers County
Summers County, West Virginia Government
Summers County, West Virginia
Hinton, Summers County, West Virginia New River Gorge
Welcome to Hinton, West Virginia
Summers County Cyclopedia
Welcome to Summers County, West Virginia

Parent County

1871-Summers County was created 27 February 1871 from Monroe, Mercer, Greenbrier and Fayette Counties.
County seat: Hinton [2]

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating West Virginia county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation West Virginia County Boundary Maps" (1617-1995) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Green Sulphur, West Virginia

The Town of Hinton 

The Town of Lockbridge

Meadow Creek, West Virginia

Sandstone, West Virginia

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Wvsummers.jpg

Cemeteries

Summers County Tombstone Transcription Project

Summers County, West Virginia Cemeteries

Political Graveyard.com Summers County West Virginia

Census

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


Court

Land and Property

Local Histories

Cottle, George. History of Forest Hill Community, Summers County, West Virginia. Morgantown, West Virginia, Agricultural Extension Division, n. d. (On-line version).  Xwv 1. Agr 3. 2: C6.

Graham C. History of Clayton Community, Summers County, West Virginia. Morgantown, West Virginia, Agricultural Extension Division, 1923.(On-line version). Xwv 1. Agr 3. 2: G7.

Lively, Lester. History of Summers County''. s. l., n. p., n. d.   975.476 L784 Pam.

Long, Fred. Historic Pence Springs Resort. s. l., n. p., 1983.  917.5476 L848.

Maddy, W. T. History of Marie Community, Summers and Monroe Counties, West Virginia. Morgantown, West Virginia, Agricultural Extension Division, 1925.(On-line version).  Xwv 1. Agr 3. 2: M3.

Miller, James Henry. History of Summers County From the Earliest Settlement to the Present Time. Hinton, West Virginia, n. p., 1908.  975.476 M648.

Nyden, Paul J. Thirty Oral History Transcripts About the New River Region in Fayette, Raleigh and Summers Counties, West Virginia. Beckley, West Virginia, Paul Nyden, 1980.

Summers County World War Veterans. s. l., n. p., n. d.  940.546775 S955 Pam.

Woods, Clee. West Virginia Was Good. Charleston, West Virginia, Mountain State Press, 1984.
975.476 Wood.

Maps

Summers County, West Virginia 1895

Map of Summers County West Virginia and Vicinity

Military

Civil War

Naturalization Records

Newspapers

The Register Herald.com

Probate

Online Probate Records

Summers County, West Virginia Will Books 1854 - 1969

Funeral Homes in Summers County, West Virginia

Taxation

West Virginia real and personal property tax records are managed by the County Assessor in each county. Land and land improvements are considered real property while mobile property is classified as personal property.

Many County Assessors offer an online searchable database, where assessment record searches can be performed by name, account number, year, or mp/parcel number. Where online records are not available, requests for records can be made to the Assessment Office in person, by phone, or in writing.

The search for tax information can start here;Assessor and Property Tax

Vital Records

. Includes marriages 1871-1969 - free.

Summers County, Death Records, USGENWEB
Summers County West Virginia Marriage Record Archives
Summers County, West Virginia Deaths 1906-1920 $$
Summers County, West Virginia Obituaries

Societies and Libraries

See also a List of West Virginia Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies

Summers County Public Library

Summers County Public Library

Family History Centers

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See Family History Center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.


Web Sites

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References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Summers County, West Virginia. Page 746 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).