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Marion County, West Virginia
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Marion County, West Virginia Facts

When was Marion County, WV Created?
Marion County was established on January 14, 1842, from parts of Harrison County and Monongalia County.

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

What counties are adjacent to Marion County, WV?
Bordering Counties are Monongalia CountyTaylor CountyHarrison CountyWetzel County.

Marion County, WV Vital Records

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

Marion County, WV Census Records

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

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

Marion County, WV Courthouse and Government Records

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

  • Marion County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 219 Adam Street, Fairmont, WV 26554
  • Marion County Clerk
    • Phone: (304) 367-5440
    • Birth / Death Records: 1860 / 1842
    • Marriage Records: 1842
    • Land Records: 1842
    • Probate Records: 1842
  • Marion County Clerk of Circuit Court
    • Phone: 304-367-5360
    • Court Records: 1842

Marion County, WV Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

What other genealogical resources are available in Marion County, WV?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Marion 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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Marion Co. WV Church & Cemeteries

Marion Co. WV Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

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Marion Co. WV Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Marion Co. WV Military Records