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Barbour County, West Virginia
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Barbour County, West Virginia Facts

When was Barbour County, WV Created?
Barbour County was established on March 3, 1843 from parts of Harrison CountyLewis County and Randolph County.

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

What counties are adjacent to Barbour County, WV?
Bordering Counties are Taylor CountyTucker CountyRandolph CountyUpshur CountyHarrison CountyPreston County.

Barbour County, WV Vital Records

Where can find Barbour County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Barbour 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 Barbour County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for West Virginia Birth CertificateMarriage CertificateDeath Certificate Applications to mail.

Barbour County, WV Census Records

What Barbour County, WV census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Barbour County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1850186018701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

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

Barbour County, WV Courthouse and Government Records

What genealogical records can I find in the Barbour County Courthouse?
The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also West Virginia Courthouse Records Research Guide.

  • Barbour County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 8 N Main Street, Philippi, WV 26416
  • Barbour County Clerk
    • Phone: 304-457-2232
    • Birth / Death Records: 1853 (Records Missing for Deaths: 1904)
    • Marriage Records: 1843
    • Land Records: 1843
    • Probate Records: 1843
  • Barbour County Clerk of Circuit Court
    • Phone: 304-457-3454
    • Court Records: 1843

Barbour County, WV Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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