State of West Virginia
County & City Government Records

West Virginia Government records cover a wide variety of genealogy subjects that could aid you in your research, such as land ownership, courts, taxes, and naturalizations. Since West Virginia court records cover a wide range of subjects, they can help you in many various ways. For instance, they could enable you to identify ancestors' residences, determine occupations, locate financial information, identify citizenship status, or clear up relationships between people. Everything will depend on on what type of court records that your ancestors" names can be found in. For Definitions of all court trems see the Genealogy Encyclopedia.

West Virginia County records vary extensively from county to county in both quality and quantity. You will find several different types of court records that are in all likelihood to have information related in your genealogical research.

West Virginia is divided into 55  counties. Each county serves as the local level of government within its borders.

This list of county and city government links is limited to government-maintained websites. If you know of a West Virginia county that has an official government web site but is not linked, or if the link is in error, please send us an email so we may edit our database. West Virginia State Government is located in Charleston.

State of West Virginia County & City Government Links
County Seat
County Seat
Barbour Philippi   Mineral Keyser
Berkeley Martinsburg   Mingo Williamson
Boone Madison   Monongalia Morgantown
Braxton Sutton Monroe Union
Brooke Wellsburg Morgan Berkeley Springs
Cabell Huntington Nicholas Summersville
Calhoun Grantsville Ohio Wheeling
Clay Clay Pendleton Franklin
Doddridge West Union Pleasants Saint Marys
Fayette Fayetteville Pocahontas Marlinton
Gilmer Glenville Preston Kingwood
Grant Petersburg Putnam Winfield
Greenbrier Lewisburg Raleigh Beckley
Hampshire Romney Randolph Elkins
Hancock New Cumberland Ritchie Harrisville
Hardy Moorefield Roane Spencer
Harrison Clarksburg Summers Hinton
Jackson Ripley Taylor Grafton
Jefferson Charles Town Tucker Parsons
Kanawha Charleston Tyler Middlebourne
Lewis Weston Upshur Buckhannon
Lincoln Hamlin Wayne Wayne
Logan Logan Webster Webster Springs
Marion Fairmont Wetzel New Martinsville
Marshall Moundsville Wirt Elizabeth
Mason Point Pleasant Wood Parkersburg
McDowell Welch Wyoming Pineville
Mercer Princeton    
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