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Webster County, West Virginia
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Webster County, West Virginia Facts

When was Webster County, WV Created?
Webster County was established on January 10, 1860 from  Braxton CountyNicholas County and Randolph County.

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

What counties are adjacent to Webster County, WV?
Bordering Counties are Upshur County (north), Randolph County (east), Pocahontas County (southeast), Greenbrier County (south), Nicholas County (southwest), Braxton County (west).

Webster County, WV Vital Records

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

Webster County, WV Census Records

What Webster County, WV census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Webster County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 186018701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

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

Webster County, WV Courthouse and Government Records

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

  • Webster County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 2 Court Square, Webster Springs, WV 26288
  • Webster County Clerk
    • Phone: 304-847-2508
    • Birth / Death Records: 1887
    • Marriage Records: 1887
    • Land Records: 1887
    • Probate Records: 1887
  • Webster County Clerk of Circuit Court
    • Phone: 304-847-2421
    • Court Records: 1887

Webster County, WV Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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