Nicholas County, West Virginia Records
Nicholas County, West Virginia (Map It) was created on January 30, 1818 from portions of Greenbrier County, Kanawha County and Randolph County. The county was named in honor of Wilson Cary Nicholas (1761-1820), U.S. Senator (VA) and Governor of Virginia.
Nicholas County is bordered by Braxton County (north), Webster County (northeast), Greenbrier County (southeast), Fayette County (southwest), Clay County (northwest), Kanawaha County (west). A Map of Nicholas County, West Virginia contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.
Nicholas County Cities and Towns include Belva, Birch River, Calvin, Canvas, Cottle, Craigsville, Dixie, Drennen, Fenwick, Gilboa, Keslers Cross Lanes, Leivasy, Mount Lookout, Mount Nebo, Nettie, Pool, Richwood, Runa, Summersville, Swiss, Tioga
Nicholas County, West Virginia Courthouse Records
Nicholas County, WV Courthouse
The Nicholas County Courthouse is located in Summersville, 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 Nicholas 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.
- Nicholas County Clerk has Birth / Death Records from 1853, Marriage Records from 1817, Land Records from 1818 and Probate Records from 1820.
- Nicholas County Clerk of Circuit Court has Court Records from 1818.
Nicholas County, West Virginia Census Records
- Learn More: State of West Virginia Census Records
- U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 1820, 1830, 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
Nicholas 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
Nicholas County, West Virginia Resources
- Nicholas County Historical and Genealogical Society
- Nicholas County, West Virginia Message Boards
- Nicholas County, West Virginia Genealogy Forum
Nicholas County, West Virginia External Links
- Historical Newspapers from West Virginia (1808 - 1904)
- Nicholas County, West Virginia Books - Amazon
- Nicholas Co., West Virginia - FindaGrave
- Nicholas County Encyclopedia
- Nicholas County, West Virginia Links - Cyndi's List
- Nicholas Co. WVGenweb
- Nicholas County, West Virginia Ancestry Database Collections
- Nicholas County, West Virginia Military Records