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Mingo County, West Virginia
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Mingo County, West Virginia Facts

Mingo County

When was Mingo County, WV Created?
Mingo County was established on January 30, 1895 from Logan County. The county was named in honor of the Mingo Indian tribe that had been the earliest known settlers of the region.

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

What counties are adjacent to Mingo County, WV?
Bordering Counties are Lincoln County (north), Logan County (northeast), Wyoming County (east), McDowell County (southeast), Pike County, Kentucky (west), Martin County, Kentucky (west), Wayne County (northwest).

What cities and towns are in Mingo County, WV?
Cities and towns located in the County include Baisden, Blackberry City, Borderland, Breeden, Edgarton, Emmett, Gilbert, Hampden, Justice, Kermit, Lenore, Lobata, Matewan, Meador, Myrtle, Naugatuck, Newtown, Nolan, North Matewan, Ragland, Rawl, Red Jacket, Sprigg, Thacker, Varney, Verner, Vulcan, Wharncliffe, Williamson

Mingo County, WV Vital Records

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

Mingo County, WV Census Records

What Mingo County, WV census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Mingo County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940. 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

Mingo County, WV Courthouse and Government Records

Mingo County Courthouse

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

  • Mingo County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 75 E 2nd Ave, Williamson, WV 25661
  • Mingo 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: 304-235-0330
    • Birth / Death Records: 1895
    • Marriage Records: 1895
    • Land Records: 1895
    • Probate Records: 1895 
  • Mingo 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) 235 0320
    • Court Records: 1895 

Mingo County, WV Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

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