Jefferson County, West Virginia Records
Jefferson County is bordered by Washington County, Maryland (north), Loudoun County, Virginia (east), Clarke County, Virginia (southwest), Berkeley County (northwest). A Map of Jefferson County, West Virginia contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.
Jefferson County Cities and Towns include Bakerton, Bolivar, Charles Town, Corporation of Ranson, Forrester Center, Halltown, Harpers Ferry, Kearneysville, Middleway, Millville, Ranson, Rippon, Shenandoah Junction, Shepherdstown, Summit Point
Jefferson County, West Virginia Courthouse Records
Jefferson County, WV Courthouse
The Jefferson County Courthouse is located in Charles Town, 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 Jefferson 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 had a Fire in 1803, but records still exit from 1801 on.
- Jefferson County Clerk has Birth / Death Records from 1853, Marriage Records from 1801, Land Records from 1801 and Probate Records from 1801.
- Jefferson County Clerk of Circuit Court has Court Records from 1801.
Jefferson County, West Virginia Census Records
- Learn More: State of West Virginia Census Records
- U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 1810 (fragmented), 1820, 1830, 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
Jefferson 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
Jefferson County, West Virginia Resources
- Old Charles Town Library
- Jefferson County Historical Society
- Harpers Ferry Historical Association and Bookshop
- Historic Shepherdstown Commission
- Jefferson County Black History Preservation Society
- Jefferson County, West Virginia Message Boards
- Jefferson County, West Virginia Genealogy Forum
Jefferson County, West Virginia External Links
- Historical Newspapers from West Virginia (1808 - 1904)
- Jefferson County, West Virginia Books - Amazon
- Jefferson Co., West Virginia - FindaGrave
- History of the Lower Shenandoah Valley Counties of Frederick, Berkeley, Jefferson and Clarke
- Jefferson County Encyclopedia
- Jefferson County, West Virginia Links - Cyndi's List
- Jefferson Co. WVGenweb
- Jefferson County, West Virginia Ancestry Database Collections
- Jefferson County, West Virginia Military Records