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Hardy County, West Virginia
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Hardy County, West Virginia Facts

When was Hardy County, WV Created?
Hardy County was established on December 10, 1785 from Hampshire County (organized in February 1786).

What is the County Seat of Hardy County, WV?
The County Seat is located in Moorefield. It was originally chartered in 1777 and named for Conrad Moore, who owned the land upon which the town was laid out. The county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Hardy County, WV?
Bordering Counties are Hampshire CountyFrederick County, Virginia, Shenandoah County, Virginia, Rockingham County, Virginia, Pendleton CountyGrant County.

Hardy County, WV Vital Records

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

Hardy County, WV Census Records

What Hardy County, WV census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Hardy County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1790180018101820183018401850186018701880189019001910192019301940.

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

Hardy County, WV Courthouse and Government Records

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

  • Hardy County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 204 Washington Street, Moorefield, WV 26836-1155
    • Phone: ?
  • Hardy County Clerk
    • Phone: 304-530-0250
    • Birth / Death Records: 1853
    • Marriage Records: 1795
    • Land Records: 1786
    • Probate Records: 1786
  • Hardy County Clerk of Circuit Court
    • Phone: (304) 530-0230
    • Court Records: 1786

Hardy County, WV Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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