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Summers 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
Summers County, West Virginia Facts
When was Summers County, WV Created?
Summers County was established on February 27, 1871 from Fayette County, Greenbrier County, Mercer County and Monroe County.
What is the County Seat of Summers County, WV?
The County Seat is located in Hinton and the county government website is http://summerscountywv.org/
What counties are adjacent to Summers County, WV?
Bordering Counties are Greenbrier County, Monroe County, Mercer County, Raleigh County, Fayette County.
Summers County, WV Vital Records
Where can find Summers County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Summers 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 Summers 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
Summers County, WV Census Records
What Summers County, WV census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Summers County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.
Summers Co. Mortality Schedules can be acquired for 1880. Summers Co. Industry and Agriculture can be found for 1880. Summers 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
Summers County, WV Courthouse and Government Records
What genealogical records can I find in the Summers County Courthouse?
The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also West Virginia Courthouse Records Research Guide.
- Summers County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
- Address: 120 Ballengee St, Hinton, WV 25951
- Summers County Clerk
- Phone: (304) 466-7104
- Birth / Death Records: 1871
- Marriage Records: 1871
- Land Records: 1871
- Probate Records: 1871
- Summers County Clerk of Circuit Court
- Phone: (304) 466-7103
- Court Records: 1871
Summers County, WV Societies and Family History Resources
What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Summers County, WV?
A list of Summers County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide West Virginia Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.
- Summers County Historical Society, PO Box 1300, Hinton, WV 25951; Phone: (304) 466-0794
- Summers County Public Library, 201 Temple Street, Hinton, West Virginia 25951; (304)466-4490
- Summers County Historic Landmarks Commission, Hinton, WV 25951; (304)466-4490
- 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 Summers County, WV Researchers through message boards and forums?
- West Virginia State Genealogy Network (facebook.com)
- Summers County, West Virginia Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com) read and post messages about your ancestors in Summers County
- Summers County, West Virginia Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com)
What other genealogical resources are available in Summers County, WV?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Summers 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.
Summers 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!
- Summers County, West Virginia Books (amazon.com)
- Search West Virginia Obituaries (1985 to current) (genealogybank.com)
- Summers County Genealogy Books (books.google.com)
Summers Co. WV Church & Cemeteries
- West Virginia Church and Cemetery Research Guide
- Summers Co., West Virginia Graves (findagrave.com)
- Summers County Tombstone Transcription Project (usgwtombstones.org)
- Summers Co., West Virginia Cemeteries (Internment.net)
- Summers Co., West Virginia Cemetery Books (amazon.com)
- Summers County, West Virginia Church Books (amazon.com)
Summers Co. WV Family Websites, Pictures & Histories
- West Virginia Family Group Sheet Project (fgs-project.com)
Summers Co. WV General and History Websites
- See Also State History for West Virginia
- Summers County, West Virginia Wikipedia (wikipedia.org)
- Early History of Summers County (polsci.wvu.edu)
- Annals of Southwest Virginia, 1769-1800 (search.ancestry.com)
- Summers County Encyclopedia (wvencyclopedia.org)
- Summers County, West Virginia Wiki (familysearch.org)
- Summers Co. WV Genealogy (kindredtrails.com)
- Family History Library (familysearch.org)
- Summers County, West Virginia (linkpendium.com)
- Cyndi’s List – United States – West Virginia – Counties – Summers (cyndislist.com)
- Summers County West Virginia (genealogytrails.com)
- Summers Co. West Virginia Genealogy Page, USGenWeb Project (wvgenweb.org)
- Summers County Genealogy Queries (cousinconnect.com)
- Summers Co. Data Collections (search.ancestry.com)
Summers Co. WV Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers
- See Also Map of West Virginia Links and Information
- 1895 Summers County Map (livgenmi.com)
Summers 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 Summers County genealogists, researchers, historians and more.