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Cabell County, West Virginia
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Cabell County, West Virginia Facts

When was Cabell County, WV Created?
Cabell County was established on January 2, 1809 from Kanawha County.

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

What counties are adjacent to Cabell County, WV?
Bordering Counties are Mason CountyPutnam CountyLincoln CountyWayne CountyLawrence County, Ohio, Gallia County, Ohio.

Cabell County, WV Vital Records

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

Cabell County, WV Census Records

What Cabell County, WV census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Cabell County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 18101820183018401850186018701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

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

Cabell County, WV Courthouse and Government Records

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

  • Cabell County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 750 5th Ave, Huntington, WV 25701
  • Cabell County Clerk
    • Phone: 304-526-8625
    • Birth / Death Records: 1853
    • Marriage Records: 1809
    • Land Records: 1809
    • Probate Records: 1809
  • Cabell County Clerk of Circuit Court
    • Phone: 526-8622
    • Court Records: 1809

Cabell County, WV Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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