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Boone County, West Virginia Facts

When was Boone County, WV Created?
Boone County was established on March 11, 1847 from Cabell CountyKanawha County and Logan County.

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

What counties are adjacent to Boone County, WV?
Bordering Counties are Kanawha CountyRaleigh CountyWyoming CountyLogan CountyLincoln County.

Boone County, WV Vital Records

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

Boone County, WV Census Records

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

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

Boone County, WV Courthouse and Government Records

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

  • Boone County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
  • Boone County Clerk
    • Phone: 304-369-7330
    • Birth / Death Records: 1865
    • Marriage Records: 1865
    • Land Records: 1865 (Records Missing for Deeds: Book C)
    • Probate Records: 1865  (Records Missing for Wills: Book A)
  • Boone County Clerk of Circuit Court
    • Phone: 304-369-7321
    • Court Records: 1865

Boone County, WV Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

What other genealogical resources are available in Boone County, WV?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Boone 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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Boone Co. WV Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Boone Co. WV Military Records