Monongalia County, West Virginia Genealogy Guide

Monongalia County, West Virginia (Map It) was created on October 7, 1776 from portions of the District of West Augusta (Virginia). The county was named after the Monongahela River, Latin derivation for Monongahela River named by the Algonquin (Delaware) Indians. Learn More About State of West Virginia History

Monongalia County is bordered by Greene County, Pennsylvania (north), Fayette County, Pennsylvania (northeast), Preston County (east), Taylor County (southeast), Marion County (south), Wetzel County (west). A Map of Monongalia County, West Virginia contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Monongalia County Cities and Towns include Liberty, Blacksville, Booth, Cassville, Core, Dellslow, Everettville, Granville, Little Falls, Maidsville, Morgantown, Osage, Pentress, Pursglove, Star City, Wadestown, Wana, Westover

Monongalia County, West Virginia Courthouse Records

Monongalia County, West Virginia Courthouse
Monongalia County, WV Courthouse

The Monongalia County Courthouse is located in Morgantown, 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 Monongalia 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.

  • Monongalia County Clerk has Birth / Death Records from 1853, Marriage Records from 1796, Land Records from 1776 and Probate Records from 1774. 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.
  • Monongalia County Clerk of Circuit Court has Court Records from 1774. 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.

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