Ritchie County, West Virginia Genealogy Guide2016-05-14T20:17:37+00:00

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, West Virginia Courthouse
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, West Virginia Census Records

Ritchie County, West Virginia Vital Records

Ritchie County, West Virginia Resources

Ritchie County, West Virginia External Links