Doddridge County, West Virginia Genealogy Guide

Doddridge County, West Virginia (Map It) was created on February 4, 1845 from portions of Harrison County, Lewis County, Ritchie County and Tyler County . The county was named in honor of Philip Doddridge (1772-1832), U.S. Congressman (VA) and famous statesman who traveled widely throughout the current site of West Virginia. Learn More About State of West Virginia History

Doddridge County is bordered by Wetzel County (north), Harrison County (east), Lewis County (southeast), Gilmer County (south), Ritchie County (west), Tyler County (northwest). A Map of Doddridge County, West Virginia contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Doddridge County Cities and Towns include Blandville, Center Point, New Milton, Smithburg, West Union

Doddridge County, West Virginia Courthouse Records

Doddridge County, West Virginia Courthouse
Doddridge County, WV Courthouse

The Doddridge County Courthouse is located in West Union, West Virginia. Learn More About State of West Virginia Court, Tax, Land and Probate Records.

Please contact the each clerk's department to confirm mailing address, hours, fees and other information before visiting or requesting information because contact information sometimes changes.  The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH.  The documents are available to interested parties, barring confidential issues.  Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.

The following dates indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Doddridge county. The date listed for each category of record is usually the earliest registration filed. The earliest date does not indicate that there are numerous records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually registered. Until 1863 West Virginia was part of Virginia, See Virginia State Records for Info and links for years prior to 1863.

  • Doddridge County Clerk has Birth / Death Records from 1853 / 1862, Marriage Records from 1845, Land Records from 1845 and Probate Records from 1849. The County Clerk has many duties which include some of the following: the issuance of marriage licenses, birth and death certificates, record births, marriages and deaths in the county, serve as the recorder of all documents, prepare and send to all heirs a Notice to Redeem and take care of publications, redemptions or recording deeds with regard to delinquent property, issue military service discharge records and probate wills and assist in administration of estates.
  • Doddridge County Clerk of Circuit Court has Court Records from 1845. TheCounty Clerk of Circuit Court has many responsibilities which include some of the following: Serve as the Clerk to the Circuit and Family Court, Issue mesne (during the progress of a case) process, Issue final process to enforce and execute judgements, Appoint guardian ad litem where required, Responsible for all papers filed in the office; serve as registrar, recorder and custodian for all pleadings, documents and funds pertaining to cases filed in circuit court and family court, Responsible for the administration and management of the petit and grand jury systems in the county.

Doddridge County, West Virginia Census Records

Doddridge County, West Virginia Vital Records

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