Jackson County, West Virginia Genealogy Guide

Jackson County, West Virginia (Map It) was created on March 1, 1831 from portions of Kanawha County, Mason County and Wood County. The county was named in honor of Andrew Jackson (1767-1845), President of the United States (1829-1837). Learn More About State of West Virginia History

Jackson County is bordered by Wood County (north), Wirt County (northeast), Roane County (east), Kanawha County (south), Putnam County (southeast), Mason County (west), Meigs County, Ohio (northwest). A Map of Jackson County, West Virginia contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Jackson County Cities and Towns include Advent, Cottageville, Duncan, Evans, Gay, Given, Kenna, Kentuck, Le Roy, Liverpool, Millwood, Mount Alto, Murraysville, Ravenswood, Ripley, Rock Castle, Romance, Sandyville, Sherman, Statts Mills

Jackson County, West Virginia Courthouse Records

Jackson County, West Virginia Courthouse
Jackson County, WV Courthouse

The Jackson County Courthouse is located in Ripley, 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 Jackson 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.

  • Jackson County Clerk has Birth / Death Records from 1853, Marriage Records from 1831, Land Records from 1831 and Probate Records from 1831. 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.
  • Jackson 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.

Jackson County, West Virginia Census Records

Jackson County, West Virginia Vital Records

Jackson County, West Virginia Resources

Jackson County, West Virginia External Links

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