Ohio County, West Virginia Records
Ohio County, West Virginia (Map It) was created on October 7, 1776 from portions of the District of West Augusta (Virginia). The county was named after the Ohio River that forms the county's western boundary, the name was derived from the Indian word Ohionhiio, meaning great or beautiful river.
Ohio County is bordered by Brooke County (north), Washington County, Pennsylvania (east), Marshall County (south), Belmont County, Ohio (west), Jefferson County, Ohio (northwest). A Map of Ohio County, West Virginia contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.
Ohio County Cities and Towns include Bethlehem, Clearview, Elm Grove, Mozart, Overbrook, Triadelphia, Valley Grove, Warwood, West Liberty, Wheeling
Ohio County, West Virginia Courthouse Records
Ohio County, WV Courthouse
The Ohio County Courthouse is located in Wheeling, 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 Ohio 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.
- Ohio County Clerk has Birth / Death Records from 1853, Marriage Records from 1793, Land Records from 1778 and Probate Records from 1776.
- Ohio County Clerk of Circuit Court has Court Records from 1777.
Ohio County, West Virginia Census Records
- Learn More: State of West Virginia Census Records
- U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 1790 (destroyed), 1800 (destroyed), 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
Ohio 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
Ohio County, West Virginia Resources
- Wheeling Area Genealogical Society, 2237 Marshall Avenue, Wheeling, WV 26003
- Wheeling Area Historical Society
- Ohio County, West Virginia Message Boards
- Ohio County, West Virginia Genealogy Forum
Ohio County, West Virginia External Links
- Historical Newspapers from West Virginia (1808 - 1904)
- Ohio County, West Virginia Books - Amazon
- Ohio Co., West Virginia - FindaGrave
- Ohio County Encyclopedia
- Ohio County, West Virginia Links - Cyndi's List
- Ohio Co. WVGenweb
- Ohio County, West Virginia Ancestry Database Collections
- Wheeling, West Virginia Directories, 1888-93
- Ohio County, West Virginia Military Records