McDowell County, West Virginia Records
McDowell County, West Virginia (Map It) was created on February 28, 1858 from portions of Tazewell County, Virginia (Virginia). The county was named in honor of James McDowell (1795-1851), Governor of Virginia.
McDowell County is bordered by Wyoming County (north), Mercer County (east), Tazewell County, Virginia (south), Buchanan County, Virginia (west), Mingo County (northwest). A Map of McDowell County, West Virginia contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.
McDowell County Cities and Towns include Algoma, Anawalt, Asco, Ashland, Avondale, Bartley, Berwind, Big Sandy, Bradshaw, Canebrake, Capels, Caretta, Coalwood, Crumpler, Cucumber, Davy, Eckman, Elbert, Elkhorn, English, Filbert, Gary, Gilliam, Havaco, Hemphill, Hensley, Iaeger, Isaban, Jenkinjones, Jolo, Keystone, Kimball, Kyle, Leckie, Maybeury, McDowell, Mohawk, Newhall, Northfork, Pageton, Panther, Raysal, Roderfield, Skygusty, Squire, Superior, Switchback, Thorpe, Twin Branch, Vallscreek, Vivian, War, Warriormine, Welch, Wilcoe, Worth, Yukon
McDowell County, West Virginia Courthouse Records
McDowell County, WV Courthouse
The McDowell County Courthouse is located in Welch, 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 McDowell 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.
- McDowell County Clerk has Birth / Death Records from 1872 / 1894, Marriage Records from 1859, Land Records from 1868 and Probate Records from 1893.
- McDowell County Clerk of Circuit Court has Court Records from 1859.
McDowell County, West Virginia Census Records
- Learn More: State of West Virginia Census Records
- U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 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: 1860
- U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules: 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Agriculture Schedules: 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Industry Schedules: 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Union Veterans Schedules: 1890
McDowell 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
McDowell County, West Virginia Resources
- McDowell County Historical Society
- McDowell County, West Virginia Message Boards
- McDowell County, West Virginia Genealogy Forum
McDowell County, West Virginia External Links
- Historical Newspapers from West Virginia (1808 - 1904)
- McDowell County, West Virginia Books - Amazon
- McDowell Co., West Virginia - FindaGrave
- Annals of Southwest Virginia, 1769-1800
- McDowell County Encyclopedia
- McDowell County, West Virginia Links - Cyndi's List
- McDowell Co. WVGenweb
- McDowell County, West Virginia Ancestry Database Collections
- McDowell County, West Virginia Military Records