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Randolph County, West Virginia Facts

When was Randolph County, WV Created?
Randolph County was established on October 16, 1787 from Harrison County.

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

What counties are adjacent to Randolph County, WV?
Bordering Counties are Tucker CountyPendleton CountyPocahontas CountyWebster CountyUpshur CountyBarbour County.

Randolph County, WV Vital Records

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

Randolph County, WV Census Records

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

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

Randolph County, WV Courthouse and Government Records

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

  • Randolph County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 2 Randolph Avenue, Elkins, WV 26241
  • Randolph County Clerk
    • Phone: 304.636.0543
    • Birth / Death Records: 1856 / 1853
    • Marriage Records: 1787
    • Land Records: 1787
    • Probate Records: 1787
  • Randolph County Clerk of Circuit Court
    • Phone: 304-636-2765
    • Court Records: 1787

Randolph County, WV Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Randolph Co. WV Books, Newspapers & Publications

Randolph Co. WV Church & Cemeteries

Randolph Co. WV Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

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Randolph Co. WV Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Randolph Co. WV Military Records