Nicholas County, West Virginia Genealogy Guide

Nicholas County, West Virginia (Map It) was created on January 30, 1818 from portions of Greenbrier County, Kanawha County and Randolph County. The county was named in honor of Wilson Cary Nicholas (1761-1820), U.S. Senator (VA) and Governor of Virginia. Learn More About State of West Virginia History

Nicholas County is bordered by Braxton County (north), Webster County (northeast), Greenbrier County (southeast), Fayette County (southwest), Clay County (northwest), Kanawaha County (west). A Map of Nicholas County, West Virginia contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Nicholas County Cities and Towns include Belva, Birch River, Calvin, Canvas, Cottle, Craigsville, Dixie, Drennen, Fenwick, Gilboa, Keslers Cross Lanes, Leivasy, Mount Lookout, Mount Nebo, Nettie, Pool, Richwood, Runa, Summersville, Swiss, Tioga

Nicholas County, West Virginia Courthouse Records

Nicholas County, West Virginia Courthouse
Nicholas County, WV Courthouse

The Nicholas County Courthouse is located in Summersville, 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 Nicholas 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.

  • Nicholas County Clerk has Birth / Death Records from 1853, Marriage Records from 1817, Land Records from 1818 and Probate Records from 1820. 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.
  • Nicholas County Clerk of Circuit Court has Court Records from 1818. 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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