Preston County, West Virginia Records
Preston County is bordered by Fayette County, Pennsylvania (north), Garrett County, Maryland (east), Grant County (southeast), Tucker County (south), Barbour County (southwest), Taylor County (west), Monongalia County (northwest). A Map of Preston County, West Virginia contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.
Preston County Cities and Towns include Horse Shoe Run, Howesville, Independence, Israel, Little Sandy, Manheim, Manown, Marquess, Mount Olivet, Mount Vernon, Orr, Pisgah, Pleasantdale, Preston, Rockville, Rodemer, Rohr, Ruthbelle, Saint Joe, Scotch Hill, Sell, Silver Lake, Sinclair, Snider, Stevensburg, Sugar Valley, Threefork Bridge, Turner Douglass, Valley Point, Victoria, West End, White Oak Springs, Zevely, Bruceton Mills, Reedsville, Newburg, Kingwood, Masontown, Rowlesburg, Terra Alta, Albright, Tunnelton, Brandonville , Afton, Alpine Lake, Amboy, Arthurdale, Aurora, Austen, Borgman, Bretz, Cascade, Clifton Mills, Corinth, Cuzzart, Denver, Evansville, Fellowsville, Eglon, Gladefarms, Hazelton, Hopemont, Hopewell
Preston County, West Virginia Courthouse Records
Preston County, WV Courthouse
The Preston County Courthouse is located in Kingwood, 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 Preston 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. Lost all Deaths, Marriages, Wills and Deed records before 1869 in a courthouse fire in 1869.
- Preston County Clerk has Birth / Death Records from 1868, Marriage Records from 1869, Land Records from 1818 and Probate Records from 1869.
- Preston County Clerk of Circuit Court has Court Records from 1881.
Preston 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
Preston 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
Preston County, West Virginia Resources
- Preston County Historical Society
- Preston County, West Virginia Message Boards
- Preston County, West Virginia Genealogy Forum
Preston County, West Virginia External Links
- Historical Newspapers from West Virginia (1808 - 1904)
- Preston County, West Virginia Books - Amazon
- Preston Co., West Virginia - FindaGrave
- Preston County Encyclopedia
- Preston County, West Virginia Links - Cyndi's List
- Preston Co. WVGenweb
- Preston County, West Virginia Ancestry Database Collections
- Preston County, West Virginia Military Records