Fayette County, West Virginia Records
Fayette County, West Virginia (Map It) was created on February 28, 1831 from portions of Greenbrier County, Kanawha County, Logan County and Nicholas County. The county was named in honor of the Marquis (Gilbert Motier) de LaFayette (1757-1834), French military hero and American ally during the American Revolutionary War.
Fayette County is bordered by Nicholas County (north), Greenbrier County (east), Summers County (southeast), Raleigh County (south), Kanawha County (west). A Map of Fayette County, West Virginia contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.
Fayette County Cities and Towns include Alloy, Ansted, Beards Fork, Beckwith, Boomer, Cannelton, Charlton Heights, Clifftop, Cunard, Danese, Deep Water, Dothan, Edmond, Fayetteville, Gauley Bridge, Glen Ferris, Glen Jean, Harvey, Hico, Hilltop, Jodie, Kanawha Falls, Kilsyth, Kimberly, Kincaid, Kingston, Lansing, Lawton, Layland, Lochgelly, Lockbridge, Longacre, Lookout, Maplewood, Meadow Bridge, Minden, Montgomery, Mount Carbon, Mount Hope, Mount Olive, Nallen, Oak Hill, Page, Pax, Powellton, Prince, Ramsey, Redstar, Robson, Russelville, Scarbro, Smithers, Spring Dale, Summerlee, Thurmond, Victor, Winona
Fayette County, West Virginia Courthouse Records
Fayette County, WV Courthouse
The Fayette County Courthouse is located in Fayetteville, 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 Fayette 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.
- Fayette County Clerk has Birth / Death Records from 1866 / 1831, Marriage Records from 1831, Land Records from 1831 and Probate Records from 1832.
- Fayette County Clerk of Circuit Court has Court Records from 1831.
Fayette 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: 1660-1820, 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
Fayette 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
Fayette County, West Virginia Resources
- Fayette & Raleigh Counties Genealogical Society, P. O. Box 68, Oak Hill, WV 25901-0068
- Fayette County Historical Society, HC 66 Box 94B, Hico, WV 25854
- Fayette County, West Virginia Message Boards
- Fayette County, West Virginia Genealogy Forum
Fayette County, West Virginia External Links
- Historical Newspapers from West Virginia (1808 - 1904)
- Fayette Journal (Fayetteville, West Virginia)
- Fayette County, West Virginia Books - Amazon
- Fayette County, West Virginia Births, 1866-80
- Fayette County, West Virginia Births, 1881-87
- Fayette County, West Virginia Births, 1888-93
- Fayette Co., West Virginia - FindaGrave
- History of Fayette County, West Virginia
- Annals of Southwest Virginia, 1769-1800
- Fayette County Encyclopedia
- Fayette County, West Virginia Links - Cyndi's List
- Fayette Co. WVGenweb
- Fayette County, West Virginia Ancestry Database Collections
- Fayette County, West Virginia Military Records