Fayette County, West Virginia Genealogy Guide

Fayette County, West Virginia (Map It) was created on February 28, 1831 from portions of Greenbrier County, Kanawha County, Logan County and Nicholas County. The county was named in honor of the Marquis (Gilbert Motier) de LaFayette (1757-1834), French military hero and American ally during the American Revolutionary War. Learn More About State of West Virginia History

Fayette County is bordered by Nicholas County (north), Greenbrier County (east), Summers County (southeast), Raleigh County (south), Kanawha County (west). A Map of Fayette County, West Virginia contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Fayette County Cities and Towns include Alloy, Ansted, Beards Fork, Beckwith, Boomer, Cannelton, Charlton Heights, Clifftop, Cunard, Danese, Deep Water, Dothan, Edmond, Fayetteville, Gauley Bridge, Glen Ferris, Glen Jean, Harvey, Hico, Hilltop, Jodie, Kanawha Falls, Kilsyth, Kimberly, Kincaid, Kingston, Lansing, Lawton, Layland, Lochgelly, Lockbridge, Longacre, Lookout, Maplewood, Meadow Bridge, Minden, Montgomery, Mount Carbon, Mount Hope, Mount Olive, Nallen, Oak Hill, Page, Pax, Powellton, Prince, Ramsey, Redstar, Robson, Russelville, Scarbro, Smithers, Spring Dale, Summerlee, Thurmond, Victor, Winona

Fayette County, West Virginia Courthouse Records

Fayette County, West Virginia Courthouse
Fayette County, WV Courthouse

The Fayette County Courthouse is located in Fayetteville, 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 Fayette 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.

  • Fayette County Clerk has Birth / Death Records from 1866 / 1831, Marriage Records from 1831, Land Records from 1831 and Probate Records from 1832. 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.
  • Fayette County Clerk of Circuit Court has Court Records from 1831. 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.

Fayette County, West Virginia Census Records

Fayette County, West Virginia Vital Records

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