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Summers County, West Virginia
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Summers County, West Virginia Facts

When was Summers County, WV Created?
Summers County was established on February 27, 1871 from Fayette CountyGreenbrier CountyMercer 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

What counties are adjacent to Summers County, WV?
Bordering Counties are Greenbrier CountyMonroe CountyMercer CountyRaleigh CountyFayette 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 CertificateMarriage CertificateDeath Certificate Applications to mail.

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)19001910192019301940.

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.

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

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.

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Summers Co. WV Military Records