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Mercer County, West Virginia
Genealogy, History & Facts
County Vital Records ∣ County Census Records ∣ County Courthouse and Government Records ∣
County Societies, Family History Resources and County Genealogy Links
Mercer County, West Virginia Facts
When was Mercer County, WV Created?
Mercer County was established on March 17, 1837 from Giles County and Tazewell County (Virginia).
What is the County Seat of Mercer County, WV?
The County Seat is located in Princeton and the county government website is http://www.mercercounty.wv.gov
What counties are adjacent to Mercer County, WV?
Bordering Counties are Raleigh County, Summers County, Giles County, Virginia, Bland County, Virginia, Tazewell County, Virginia, McDowell County, Wyoming County.
Mercer County, WV Vital Records
Where can find Mercer County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Mercer 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 Mercer 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.
- U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007
- Social Security Death Index
- USGenweb Archives West Virginia Marriage Project
- Vital Research Records Search Selection
- West Virginia, Births and Christenings, 1853-1928
- West Virginia, Births, 1853-1930
- West Virginia, Marriages, 1853-1970
- West Virginia, Marriages, 1854-1932
- West Virginia, Deaths and Burials, 1854-1932
- West Virginia, Deaths, 1853-1970
Mercer County, WV Census Records
What Mercer County, WV census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Mercer County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.
Mercer Co. Mortality Schedules can be acquired for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Mercer Co. Industry and Agriculture can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Mercer 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
Mercer County, WV Courthouse and Government Records
What genealogical records can I find in the Mercer County Courthouse?
The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also West Virginia Courthouse Records Research Guide.
- Mercer County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
- Address: 1501 West Main Street, Princeton, WV 24740
- Mercer County Clerk
- Phone: 304-487-8466
- Birth / Death Records: 1853
- Marriage Records: 1853
- Land Records: 1837
- Probate Records: 1837
- Mercer County Clerk of Circuit Court
- Phone: 304-487-8371
- Court Records: 1837
Mercer County, WV Societies and Family History Resources
What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Mercer County, WV?
A list of Mercer County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide West Virginia Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.
- Mercer County Historical Society, Inc, PO Box 5012, 908 Harrison Street, Princeton, WV 24740; Phone (304) 425-2697
- Bluefield Historical Society, PO Box 1754, Bluefield, WV 24701-5754
- West Virginia Archives and History, The Cultural Center; 1900 Kanawha Boulevard, E.; Charleston, WV 25305-0300
- West Virginia and Regional History Collection, West Virginia University, Colson Hall, Morgantown, West Virginia 26506; (304) 293-3536
- West Virginia Genealogical Society, Post Office Box 249, Elkview, West Virginia 25071
- West Virginia Historical Society, PO Box 5220, Charleston, WV 25361
Where can I connect with other Mercer County, WV Researchers through message boards and forums?
- West Virginia State Genealogy Network (facebook.com)
- Mercer County, West Virginia Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com) read and post messages about your ancestors in Mercer County
- Mercer County, West Virginia Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com)
What other genealogical resources are available in Mercer County, WV?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Mercer 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.
Mercer Co. WV Books, Newspapers & Publications
- West Virginia Newspapers Books & Publications Research Guide
- West Virginia historical newspaper archives online (newspapers.com)
- Historical Newspapers from West Virginia (1808 – 1904) (genealogybank.com) Quickly identify names and keywords and phrases in over 450 million publications, obituaries, marriage announcements, birth announcements as well as other items written and published in over 2,800 historical U.S. newspapers. New content added every month!
- Bluefield Daily Telegraph (Bluefield, West Virginia) (search.ancestry.com)
- The New Daily Telegraph (Bluefield, West Virginia) (search.ancestry.com)
- Mercer County, West Virginia Books (amazon.com)
- Search West Virginia Obituaries (1985 to current) (genealogybank.com)
- Mercer County Genealogy Books (books.google.com)
Mercer Co. WV Church & Cemeteries
- West Virginia Church and Cemetery Research Guide
- Mercer Co., West Virginia Graves (findagrave.com)
- Mercer County Tombstone Transcription Project (usgwtombstones.org)
- Mercer Co., West Virginia Cemeteries (Internment.net)
- Mercer Co., West Virginia Cemetery Books (amazon.com)
- Mercer County, West Virginia Church Books (amazon.com)
Mercer Co. WV Family Websites, Pictures & Histories
- West Virginia Family Group Sheet Project (fgs-project.com)
Mercer Co. WV General and History Websites
- See Also State History for West Virginia
- Mercer County, West Virginia Wikipedia (wikipedia.org)
- Annals of Southwest Virginia, 1769-1800 (search.ancestry.com)
- Mercer County Encyclopedia (wvencyclopedia.org)
- Mercer County, West Virginia Wiki (familysearch.org)
- Mercer Co. WV Genealogy (kindredtrails.com)
- Family History Library (familysearch.org)
- Mercer County, West Virginia (linkpendium.com)
- Cyndi’s List – United States – West Virginia – Counties – Mercer (cyndislist.com)
- Mercer County West Virginia (genealogytrails.com)
- Mercer Co. West Virginia Genealogy Page, USGenWeb Project (wvgenweb.org)
- Mercer County Genealogy Queries (cousinconnect.com)
- Mercer Co. Data Collections (search.ancestry.com)
Mercer Co. WV Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers
- See Also Map of West Virginia Links and Information
- 1895 Mercer County Map (livgenmi.com)
Mercer Co. WV Military Records
- West Virginia Military Records Research Guide
- West Virginia Military Records (fold3.com) provides access to military records, stories, photos, and personal documents belonging to the West Virginia women and men which served. Ideal for Mercer County genealogists, researchers, historians and more.