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Tucker County, West Virginia Facts

Tucker County

When was Tucker County, WV Created?
Tucker County was established on March 7, 1856 from Randolph County. The county was named in honor of Henry St. George Tucker (1780-1848), U.S. Congressman (VA) and Virginia Supreme Court.

What is the County Seat of Tucker County, WV?
The County Seat is located in Parsons and the county government website is http://www.tuckercounty.wv.gov

What counties are adjacent to Tucker County, WV?
Bordering Counties are Preston County (north), Grant County (east), Randolph County (south), Barbour County (west).

What cities and towns are in Tucker County, WV?
Cities and towns located in the County include Canaan Valley, Davis, Hambleton, Hendricks, Parsons, Red Creek, Saint George, Thomas


Tucker County, WV Vital Records

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


Tucker County, WV Census Records

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

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


Tucker County, WV Courthouse and Government Records


Tucker County Courthouse

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

  • Tucker County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 213 First St, Parsons, WV 26287
  • Tucker 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: 304-478-2414 Ext. 201
    • Birth / Death Records: 1856
    • Marriage Records: 1856
    • Land Records: 1856
    • Probate Records: 1856 
  • Tucker 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: 304-478-2606 Ext. 202
    • Court Records: 1856 

Tucker County, WV Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

What other genealogical resources are available in Tucker County, WV?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Tucker 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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Tucker Co. WV Church & Cemeteries

Tucker Co. WV Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

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