Ritchie County, West Virginia Records
Ritchie County, West Virginia (Map It) was created on February 18, 1843 from portions of Harrison County, Lewis County, Wood County. The county was named in honor of Thomas Ritchie (1778-1854), nationally influential Virginia newspaper publisher.
Ritchie County is bordered by Pleasants County (north), Tyler County (northeast), Doddridge County (east), Gilmer County (southeast), Calhoun County (south), Wirt County (west), Wood County (northwest). A Map of Ritchie County, West Virginia contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.
Ritchie County Cities and Towns include Auburn, Berea, Burnt House, Cairo, Ellenboro, Greenwood, Harrisville, Hazelgreen, Highland, Macfarlan, Mahone, Mountain, Newberne, Pennsboro, Petroleum, Pullman, Smithville, Toll Gate
Ritchie County, West Virginia Courthouse Records
Ritchie County, WV Courthouse
The Ritchie County Courthouse is located in Harrisville, 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 Ritchie 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.
- Ritchie County Clerk has Birth / Death Records from 1853, Marriage Records from 1843, Land Records from 1843 and Probate Records from 1843.
- Ritchie County Clerk of Circuit Court has Court Records from 1843.
Ritchie 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
Ritchie 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
Ritchie County, West Virginia Resources
- Ritchie County Historical Society and Museum
- Ritchie County, West Virginia Message Boards
- Ritchie County, West Virginia Genealogy Forum
Ritchie County, West Virginia External Links
- Historical Newspapers from West Virginia (1808 - 1904)
- Ritchie County, West Virginia Books - Amazon
- Ritchie Co., West Virginia - FindaGrave
- Ritchie County, West Virginia History
- Ritchie County Encyclopedia
- Ritchie County, West Virginia Links - Cyndi's List
- Ritchie Co. WVGenweb
- Ritchie County, West Virginia Ancestry Database Collections
- Ritchie County, West Virginia Military Records