Braxton County, West Virginia Records
Braxton County, West Virginia (Map It) was created on January 15, 1836 from portions of Kanawha County, Lewis County and Nicholas County. The county was named in honor of Carter Braxton (1736-1797), a noted Virginia statesman and Signer of the Declaration of Independence
Braxton County is bordered by Lewis County (northeast), Webster County (southeast), Nicholas County (south), Clay County (southwest), Calhoun County (west), Gilmer County (northwest). A Map of Braxton County, West Virginia contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.
Braxton County Cities and Towns include Burnsville, Centralia, Clem, Copen, Corley, Elmira, Exchange, Falls Mill, Flatwoods, Frametown, Gassaway, Gem, Glendon, Heaters, Herold, Little Birch, Napier, Newville, Riffle, Strange Creek, Sutton, Tesla, Wilsie
Braxton County, West Virginia Courthouse Records
Braxton County, WV Courthouse
The Braxton County Courthouse is located in Sutton, West Virginia. The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH. 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 Braxton county. The date listed for each record is usually the earliest registration filed. The date does not indicate that there are alot records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually filed with the clerk. Until 1863 West Virginia was part of Virginia, See Virginia State Records for Info and links for years prior to 1863. Courthouse fire in 1861, but many records still exist from 1836 on.
- Braxton County Courthouse
- Braxton County Clerk has Birth / Death Records from 1858, Marriage Records from 1836, Land Records from 1836 and Probate Records from 1836.
- Braxton County Clerk of Circuit Court has Court Records from 1836.
Braxton County, West Virginia Census Records
- Learn More: State of West Virginia Census Records
- U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragmented), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940
- U.S. Census Reconstructed Records: Virginia, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1607-1890
- U.S. Federal Census Slave Schedules: 1850 and 1860
- U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Agriculture Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Industry Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Union Veterans Schedules: 1890
Braxton County, West Virginia Vital Records
- Learn More: State of West Virginia Vital Records
- Birth & Death Records: from January 1917 to present
- Marriage Records: from 1921 to present.
- Divorce Records: from 1968 to present
- Locations: West Virginia Office of Vital Statistics
- Vital Records Online: USAVital or Social Security Death Index
- Vital Records by Mail: Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Death Certificate Applications.
- In Person: Vital Registration, Division of Health, 350 Capitol St, Rm 165, Charleston, WV 25301-3701; (304) 558-2931; Info: (304) 558-2931
Braxton County, West Virginia Resources
- Braxton County Genealogical Society, 228 Braxton St., Gassaway, WV 26224
- Braxton Historical Society, 226 Birch Street, Gassaway, WV 26624-1104
- Braxton County Family Research Library and Archives
- Braxton County, West Virginia Message Boards
- Braxton County, West Virginia Genealogy Forum
Braxton County, West Virginia External Links
- Historical Newspapers from West Virginia (1808 - 1904)
- Braxton County, West Virginia Books - Amazon
- Braxton Co., West Virginia - FindaGrave
- Braxton County Encyclopedia
- History of Braxton County and central West Virginia
- Braxton County, West Virginia Links - Cyndi's List
- Braxton Co. WVGenweb
- Braxton County, West Virginia Ancestry Database Collections
- Braxton County, West Virginia Military Records