Wirt County, West Virginia Genealogy Guide

Wirt County, West Virginia (Map It) was created on January 19, 1848 from portions of Jackson County and Wood County. The county was named in honor of William Wirt (1772-1834), U.S. Attorney General. Learn More About State of West Virginia History

Wirt County is bordered by Wood County (northwest), Ritchie County (northeast), Calhoun County (southeast), Roane County (south), Jackson County (southwest). A Map of Wirt County, West Virginia contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Wirt County Cities and Towns include Brohard, Creston, Elizabeth, Munday, Palestine

Wirt County, West Virginia Courthouse Records

Wirt County, West Virginia Courthouse
Wirt County, WV Courthouse

The Wirt County Courthouse is located in Elizabeth, 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 indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Wirt county. The dates indicated below are the first known records for this county which may include records of land, estates, taxes, vital records, divorces, naturalizations, voter registration, court records, and so forth. Courthouse Fire in 1910, but apparently not all records lost, as many records prior to 1910 still exist.

Although Wirt County was formed in 1848, many of its records on microfilm do not begin until much later, or have significant gaps. The Library of Virginia records on microfilm fill in some of the gaps for some birth, death and marriage records for 1854-60; Births: Before 1870; Deaths: Before 1870, 1875; Marriages: Before 1854.

  • Wirt County Clerk has Birth / Death Records from 1870, Marriage Records from 1854, Land Records from 1848 and Probate Records from 1848. 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.
  • Wirt County Clerk of Circuit Court has Court Records from 1848. 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.

Wirt County, West Virginia Census Records

Wirt County, West Virginia Vital Records

Wirt County, West Virginia Resources

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