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Ohio County, West Virginia
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Ohio County, West Virginia Facts

When was Ohio County, WV Created?
Ohio County was established on October 7, 1776 from parts of the District of West Augusta (Virginia).

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

What counties are adjacent to Ohio County, WV?
Bordering Counties are Brooke CountyWashington County, Pennsylvania, Marshall CountyBelmont County, Ohio, Jefferson County, Ohio.

Ohio County, WV Vital Records

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

Ohio County, WV Census Records

What Ohio County, WV census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Ohio County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1790180018101820183018401850186018701880189019001910192019301940.

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

Ohio County, WV Courthouse and Government Records

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

  • Ohio County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 1500 Chapline St, Wheeling, WV 26003
  • Ohio County Clerk
    • Phone: 304-234-3656
    • Birth / Death Records: 1853
    • Marriage Records: 1793
    • Land Records: 1778
    • Probate Records: 1776
  • Ohio County Clerk of Circuit Court
    • Phone: 304-234-3611
    • Court Records: 1777

Ohio County, WV Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

What other genealogical resources are available in Ohio County, WV?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Ohio 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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Ohio Co. WV Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

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Ohio Co. WV Military Records

Ohio Co. WV Schools & Directories