Roane County, West Virginia Records
Roane County, West Virginia (Map It) was created on March 11, 1856 from portions of Gilmer County, Jackson County and Kanawha County. The county was named in honor of Judge Spencer Roane (1762-1822), Virginia Supreme Court justice.
Roane County is bordered by Wirt County (north), Calhoun County (east), Clay County (southeast), Kanawha County (south), Jackson County (west). A Map of Roane County, West Virginia contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.
Roane County Cities and Towns include Amma, Clio, Gandeeville, Harmony, Left Hand, Linden, Looneyville, Newton, Reedy, Spencer, Tariff, Uler, Walton
Roane County, West Virginia Courthouse Records
Roane County, WV Courthouse
The Roane County Courthouse is located in Spencer, 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 Roane 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. Both the courthouse built in 1856 and its replacement built in 1887 burned. Could not determine dates of fires. Not all records were destroyed. Many survived.
- Roane County Clerk has Birth / Death Records from 1856, Marriage Records from 1856, Land Records from 1856 and Probate Records from 1856.
- Roane County Clerk of Circuit Court has Court Records from 1856.
Roane County, West Virginia Census Records
- Learn More: State of West Virginia Census Records
- U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 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: 1860
- U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules: 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Agriculture Schedules: 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Industry Schedules: 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Union Veterans Schedules: 1890
Roane 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
Roane County, West Virginia Resources
- Roane County Historical Society, Inc.
- Roane County, West Virginia Message Boards
- Roane County, West Virginia Genealogy Forum
Roane County, West Virginia External Links
- Historical Newspapers from West Virginia (1808 - 1904)
- Roane County, West Virginia Books - Amazon
- Roane Co., West Virginia - FindaGrave
- Roane County Encyclopedia
- Roane County, West Virginia Links - Cyndi's List
- Roane Co. WVGenweb
- Roane County, West Virginia Ancestry Database Collections
- Roane County, West Virginia Military Records