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Hampshire County, West Virginia
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Hampshire County, West Virginia Facts

Hampshire County

When was Hampshire County, WV Created?
Hampshire County was established on December 13, 1753 from Augusta County and Frederick County. The county was named after the County of Hampshire in England.

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

What counties are adjacent to Hampshire County, WV?
Bordering Counties are Allegany County, Maryland (north), Morgan County (northeast), Frederick County, Virginia (east), Hardy County (south), Mineral County (west).

What cities and towns are in Hampshire County, WV?
Cities and towns located in the County include Augusta, Bloomery, Capon Bridge, Capon Springs, Delray, Green Spring, High View, Junction, Kirby, Lehew, Levels, Points, Purgitsville, Rio, Romney, Shanks, Slanesville, Springfield, Three Churches, Yellow Spring

Hampshire County, WV Vital Records

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

Hampshire County, WV Census Records

What Hampshire County, WV census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Hampshire 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.

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

Hampshire County, WV Courthouse and Government Records

Hampshire County Courthouse

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

Hampshire County, WV Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

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