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Harrison County, West Virginia
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Harrison County, West Virginia Facts

Harrison County

When was Harrison County, WV Created?
Harrison County was established on May 3, 1784 from parts of Monongalia County.

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

What counties are adjacent to Harrison County, WV?
Bordering Counties are Marion County, Taylor County(east), Barbour County, Upshur County, Lewis County, Doddridge County, Wetzel County.

Harrison County, WV Vital Records

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

Harrison County, WV Census Records

What Harrison County, WV census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Harrison County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1790-1890, 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

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

Harrison County, WV Courthouse and Government Records

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

  • Harrison County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 301 West Main Street, Clarksburg, WV 26301
  • Harrison County Clerk
    • Phone: (304) 624-8675
    • Birth / Death Records: 1853
    • Marriage Records: 1784
    • Land Records: 1786
    • Probate Records: 1788 
  • Harrison County Clerk of Circuit Court
    • Phone: 304-624-8500
    • Court Records: 1784 

Harrison County, WV Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Harrison Co. WV Books, Newspapers & Publications

Harrison Co. WV Church & Cemeteries

Harrison Co. WV Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Harrison Co. WV General and History Websites

Harrison Co. WV Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Harrison Co. WV Military Records

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