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Boone County, West Virginia
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Boone County, West Virginia Facts

Boone County

When was Boone County, WV Created?
Boone County was established on March 11, 1847 from Cabell County, Kanawha County and Logan County. The county was named in honor of Daniel Boone (1734-1820), the famous hunter and explorer, founder of Kentucky, Lieutenant Colonel of the Virginia militia, and member of the Virginia General Assembly representing Kanawha County (in 1791)

What is the County Seat of Boone County, WV?
The County Seat is located in Madison and the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Boone County, WV?
Bordering Counties are Kanawha County (north), Raleigh County (east), Wyoming County (south), Logan County (southwest), Lincoln County (west).

What cities and towns are in Boone County, WV?
Cities and towns located in the County include Artie, Ashford, Bald Knob, Bandytown, Barrett, Bim, Bloomingrose, Bob White, Comfort, Costa, Danville, Foster, Garrison, Gordon, Hewett, Jeffrey, Julian, Madison, Nellis, Orgas, Ottawa, Packsville, Peytona, Prenter, Racine, Ramage, Ridgeview, Seth, Sylvester, Turtle Creek, Twilight, Uneeda, Van, Wharton, Whitesville

Boone County, WV Vital Records

Where can find Boone County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Boone County vital records can be found at the West Virginia Office of Vital Records which has copies of birth and death records from January 1917 to present; marriage records from 1921 to present and divorce records from 1968 to present. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in West Virginia for current fees and application process.

You can search online for Boone County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for West Virginia Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Death Certificate Applications to mail.

Boone County, WV Census Records

What Boone County, WV census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Boone County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Boone Co. Mortality Schedules can be acquired for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Boone Co. Industry and Agriculture can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Boone Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be obtained for 1890. One can find free down-loadable and also printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also West Virginia Census Records Research Guide

Boone County, WV Courthouse and Government Records

Boone County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Boone County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Boone County. The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. Until 1863 West Virginia was part of Virginia, See Virginia for Info and links for years prior to 1863. See Also West Virginia Corthouse Records Research Guide.

  • Boone County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
  • Boone County Clerk has many duties which include some of the following: the issuance of marriage licenses, birth and death certificates, record births, marriages and deaths in the county, serve as the recorder of all documents, prepare and send to all heirs a Notice to Redeem and take care of publications, redemptions or recording deeds with regard to delinquent property, issue military service discharge records and probate wills and assist in administration of estates.
    • Phone: 304-369-7330
    • Birth / Death Records: 1865
    • Marriage Records: 1865
    • Land Records: 1865 (Records Missing for Deeds: Book C)
    • Probate Records: 1865  (Records Missing for Wills: Book A)
  • Boone County Clerk of Circuit Court has many responsibilities which include some of the following: Serve as the Clerk to the Circuit and Family Court, Issue mesne (during the progress of a case) process, Issue final process to enforce and execute judgements, Appoint guardian ad litem where required, Responsible for all papers filed in the office; serve as registrar, recorder and custodian for all pleadings, documents and funds pertaining to cases filed in circuit court and family court, Responsible for the administration and management of the petit and grand jury systems in the county.
    • Phone: 304-369-7321
    • Court Records: 1865 

Boone County, WV Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Boone County, WV?
A list of Boone County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide West Virginia Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.

Where can I connect with other Boone County, WV Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Boone County, WV?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Boone County. Each of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Business oriented Sites, Personal Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some have to have a payment. This is basically a list which has been collected or submitted. I do not endorse or promote one genealogy site above another.

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