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Hardy County, West Virginia Facts

Hardy County

When was Hardy County, WV Created?
Hardy County was established on December 10, 1785 from Hampshire County (organized in February 1786). The county was named in honor of Samuel Hardy (1758-1785), a Virginia delegate to the Continental Congress.

What is the County Seat of Hardy County, WV?
The County Seat is located in Moorefield. It was originally chartered in 1777 and named for Conrad Moore, who owned the land upon which the town was laid out. The county government website is http://www.hardycounty.com/

What counties are adjacent to Hardy County, WV?
Bordering Counties are Hampshire County (north), Frederick County, Virginia (east), Shenandoah County, Virginia (southeast), Rockingham County, Virginia (south), Pendleton County (southwest), Grant County (west).

What cities and towns are in Hardy County, WV?
Cities and towns located in the County include Baker, Fisher, Lost City, Lost River, Mathias, Milam, Moorefield, Old Fields, Rig, Wardensville


Hardy County, WV Vital Records

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


Hardy County, WV Census Records

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

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


Hardy County, WV Courthouse and Government Records


Hardy County Courthouse

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

  • Hardy County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 204 Washington Street, Moorefield, WV 26836-1155
    • Phone: ?
  • Hardy 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: 304-530-0250
    • Birth / Death Records: 1853
    • Marriage Records: 1795
    • Land Records: 1786
    • Probate Records: 1786 
  • Hardy 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) 530-0230
    • Court Records: 1786 

Hardy County, WV Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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