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Lincoln County, West Virginia
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Lincoln County, West Virginia Facts

Lincoln County

When was Lincoln County, WV Created?
Lincoln County was established on February 23, 1867 from Boone County, Cabell County, Kanawha County and Putnam County.

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

What counties are adjacent to Lincoln County, WV?
Bordering Counties are Putnam County, Kanawha County, Boone County, Logan County, Mingo County, Wayne County, Cabell County.

Lincoln County, WV Vital Records

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

Lincoln County, WV Census Records

What Lincoln County, WV census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Lincoln County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Lincoln Co. Mortality Schedules can be acquired for 1870 and 1880. Lincoln Co. Industry and Agriculture can be found for 1870 and 1880. Lincoln 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

Lincoln County, WV Courthouse and Government Records

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

  • Lincoln County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: PO Box 297, Hamlin, WV 25523
  • Lincoln County Clerk
    • Phone: (304) 824-7990 Ext. 233
    • Birth / Death Records: 1909
    • Marriage Records: 1909
    • Land Records: 1909
    • Probate Records: 1909 
  • Lincoln County Clerk of Circuit Court
    • Phone: (304) 824-7990 Ext. 239
    • Court Records: 1909 

Lincoln County, WV Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

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