Raleigh County, West Virginia Records
Raleigh County, West Virginia (Map It) was created on January 23, 1850 from portions of Fayette County. The county was named in honor of Sir Walter Raleigh (1552-1618), an English soldier, adventurer, explorer and poet.
Raleigh County is bordered by Kanawha County (north), Fayette County (northeast), Summers County (east), Mercer County (southeast), Wyoming County (southwest), Boone County (northwest). A Map of Raleigh County, West Virginia contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.
Raleigh County Cities and Towns include Abraham, Ameagle, Arnett, Artie, Beaver, Beckley, Blue Jay, Bolt, Bradley, Clear Creek, Coal City, Colcord, Cool Ridge, Crab Orchard, Cranberry, Daniels, Dorothy, Dry Creek, East Gulf, Harper, Helen, Jonben, Josephine, Lanark, Lester, Mabscott, Mac Arthur, McAlpin, Mead, Midway, Montcoal, Naoma, Odd, Pemberton, Piney View, Princewick, Prosperity, Raleigh, Rhodell, Rock Creek, Saxon, Shady Spring, Skelton, Slab Fork, Sophia, Sprague, Stanaford, Stickney, Sullivan, Sundial, Surveyor, Tams, Terry, Whitby, White Oak, Winding Gulf
Raleigh County, West Virginia Courthouse Records
Raleigh County, WV Courthouse
The Raleigh County Courthouse is located in Beckley, 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 Raleigh 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.
- Raleigh County Clerk has Birth / Death Records from 1853, Marriage Records from 1850, Land Records from 1850 and Probate Records from 1850.
- Raleigh County Clerk of Circuit Court has Court Records from 1850.
Raleigh County, West Virginia Census Records
- Learn More: State of West Virginia Census Records
- U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 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
Raleigh 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
Raleigh County, West Virginia Resources
- Genealogical Society: Fayette and Raleigh Counties, Inc., PO Box 68, Oak Hill, WV 25901-0068
- Raleigh County Historical Society, P. O Box 897, Skelton, WV 25919-0897
- Raleigh County, West Virginia Message Boards
- Raleigh County, West Virginia Genealogy Forum
Raleigh County, West Virginia External Links
- Historical Newspapers from West Virginia (1808 - 1904)
- Raleigh Register (Beckley, West Virginia)
- Beckley Post-Herald (Beckley, West Virginia)
- Raleigh County, West Virginia Books - Amazon
- Raleigh County, West Virginia Birth Records, 1853-75
- Raleigh Co., West Virginia - FindaGrave
- Annals of Southwest Virginia, 1769-1800
- Raleigh County Encyclopedia
- Raleigh County, West Virginia Links - Cyndi's List
- Raleigh Co. WVGenweb
- Raleigh County, West Virginia Ancestry Database Collections
- Raleigh County, West Virginia Military Records