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When was Grant County, WV Created?
Grant County was established on February 14, 1866 from Hardy County. The county was named in honor of General Ulysses S. Grant (1822-1885), General of the Union Army during the Civil War, Secretary of War (1868), and President of the United States (1869-1877).
What counties are adjacent to Grant County, WV?
Bordering Counties are Mineral County (northeast), Hardy County (east), Pendleton County (south), Tucker County (west), Garrett County, Maryland (northwest).
What cities and towns are in Grant County, WV?
Cities and towns located in the County include Arthur, Bayard, Cabins, Dorcas, Gormania, Lahmansville, Landes Station, Maysville, Medley, Mount Storm, Petersburg, Wilson
Where can find Grant County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Grant 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 Grant 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 Grant County, WV census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Grant County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.
Grant Co. Mortality Schedules can be acquired for 1870 and 1880. Grant Co. Industry and Agriculture can be found for 1870 and 1880. Grant 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 Grant County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Grant 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 Grant County, WV?
A list of Grant County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide West Virginia Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.
Where can I connect with other Grant County, WV Researchers through message boards and forums?
What other genealogical resources are available in Grant County, WV?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Grant 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.