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Wirt County, West Virginia Facts

When was Wirt County, WV Created?
Wirt County was established on January 19, 1848 from Jackson County and Wood County.

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

What counties are adjacent to Wirt County, WV?
Bordering Counties are Wood CountyRitchie CountyCalhoun CountyRoane CountyJackson County.

Wirt County, WV Vital Records

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

Wirt County, WV Census Records

What Wirt County, WV census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Wirt County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1850186018701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

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

Wirt County, WV Courthouse and Government Records

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

Although Wirt County was formed in 1848, many of its records on microfilm do not begin until much later, or have significant gaps. The Library of Virginia records on microfilm fill in some of the gaps for some birth, death and marriage records for 1854-60; Births: Before 1870; Deaths: Before 1870, 1875; Marriages: Before 1854.

  • Wirt County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: PO Box 53, Elizabeth, WV 26143
  • Wirt County Clerk
    • Phone: 304-275-4271
    • Birth / Death Records: 1870
    • Marriage Records: 1854
    • Land Records: 1848
    • Probate Records: 1848
  • Wirt County Clerk of Circuit Court
    • Phone: 304-275-6597
    • Court Records: 1848

Wirt County, WV Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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