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Marshall County, West Virginia Facts

When was Marshall County, WV Created?
Marshall County was established on March 12, 1835 from Ohio County.

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

What counties are adjacent to Marshall County, WV?
Bordering Counties are Ohio CountyWashington County, Pennsylvania, Greene County, Pennsylvania, Wetzel CountyMonroe County, Ohio, Belmont County, Ohio.

Marshall County, WV Vital Records

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

Marshall County, WV Census Records

What Marshall County, WV census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Marshall County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 18401850186018701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

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

Marshall County, WV Courthouse and Government Records

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

  • Marshall County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 600 7th Street, Moundsville, WV 26041
  • Marshall County Clerk
    • Phone: (304) 845-1220
    • Birth / Death Records: 1853
    • Marriage Records: 1835
    • Land Records: 1835
    • Probate Records: 1835
  • Marshall County Clerk of Circuit Court
    • Phone: (304) 845-2130
    • Court Records: 1835

Marshall County, WV Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Marshall Co. WV Books, Newspapers & Publications

Marshall Co. WV Church & Cemeteries

Marshall Co. WV Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

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Marshall Co. WV Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Marshall Co. WV Military Records