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Greenbrier County, West Virginia
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Greenbrier County, West Virginia Facts

Greenbrier County

When was Greenbrier County, WV Created?
Greenbrier County was established on October 20, 1777 from parts of Botetourt County and Montgomery County Counties (Virginia). The county was named in honor of the principal river that drains through the county.

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

What counties are adjacent to Greenbrier County, WV?
Bordering Counties are Webster County (north), Pocahontas County (northeast), Bath County, Virginia (east), Alleghany County, Virginia (southeast), Monroe County (south), Summers County (southwest), Fayette County (west), Nicholas County (northwest).

What cities and towns are in Greenbrier County, WV?
Cities and towns located in the County include Alderson, Asbury , Anthony, Auto, Caldwell, Charmco, Clintonville, Crawley, Crichton, Dawson, Fairlea, Falling Spring, Fort Spring, Frankford, Friars Hill, Grassy Meadows, Hines, Kessler, Kieffer, Leslie, Lewisburg, Marfrance, Maxwelton, Meadow Bluff, Neola, Quinwood, Rainelle, Renick, Ronceverte, Rupert, Smoot, Trout, White Sulphur Springs, Williamsburg

Greenbrier County, WV Vital Records

Where can find Greenbrier County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Greenbrier 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 Greenbrier 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.

Greenbrier County, WV Census Records

What Greenbrier County, WV census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Greenbrier County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1790, 1800, 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Greenbrier Co. Mortality Schedules can be acquired for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Greenbrier Co. Industry and Agriculture can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Greenbrier 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

Greenbrier County, WV Courthouse and Government Records

Greenbrier County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Greenbrier County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Greenbrier 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.

  • Greenbrier County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 200 Court Street North, Lewisburg WV 24901
  • Greenbrier 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: 304.647.6602
    • Birth / Death Records: 1853
    • Marriage Records: 1781
    • Land Records: 1780
    • Probate Records: 1780 
  • Greenbrier 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: 304.647.6626
    • Court Records: 1780 

Greenbrier County, WV Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

What other genealogical resources are available in Greenbrier County, WV?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Greenbrier 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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