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When was Fayette County, WV Created?
Fayette County was established on February 28, 1831 from Greenbrier County, Kanawha County, Logan County and Nicholas County. The county was named in honor of the Marquis (Gilbert Motier) de LaFayette (1757-1834), French military hero and American ally during the American Revolutionary War..
What cities and towns are in Fayette County, WV?
Cities and towns located in the County include Alloy, Ansted, Beards Fork, Beckwith, Boomer, Cannelton, Charlton Heights, Clifftop, Cunard, Danese, Deep Water, Dothan, Edmond, Fayetteville, Gauley Bridge, Glen Ferris, Glen Jean, Harvey, Hico, Hilltop, Jodie, Kanawha Falls, Kilsyth, Kimberly, Kincaid, Kingston, Lansing, Lawton, Layland, Lochgelly, Lockbridge, Longacre, Lookout, Maplewood, Meadow Bridge, Minden, Montgomery, Mount Carbon, Mount Hope, Mount Olive, Nallen, Oak Hill, Page, Pax, Powellton, Prince, Ramsey, Redstar, Robson, Russelville, Scarbro, Smithers, Spring Dale, Summerlee, Thurmond, Victor, Winona
Where can find Fayette County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Fayette 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 Fayette 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.
What Fayette County, WV census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Fayette County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.
Fayette Co. Mortality Schedules can be acquired for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Fayette Co. Industry and Agriculture can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Fayette 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
What genealogical records can I find in the Fayette County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Fayette 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.
What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Fayette County, WV?
A list of Fayette County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide West Virginia Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.
Where can I connect with other Fayette County, WV Researchers through message boards and forums?
What other genealogical resources are available in Fayette County, WV?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Fayette 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.