Taylor County, West Virginia Records
Taylor County, West Virginia (Map It) was created on January 19, 1844 from portions of Barbour County, Harrison County and Marion County. The county was named in honor of Senator John Taylor (1750-1824), U.S. Senator (VA).
Taylor County is bordered by Monongalia County (north), Preston County (east), Barbour County (south), Harrison County (west), Marion County (northwest). A Map of Taylor County, West Virginia contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.
Taylor County Cities and Towns include Flemington, Grafton, Rosemont, Simpson, Thornton, Wendel
Taylor County, West Virginia Courthouse Records
Taylor County, WV Courthouse
The Taylor County Courthouse is located in Grafton, 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 Taylor 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.
- Taylor County Clerk has Birth / Death Records from 1853, Marriage Records from 1853, Land Records from 1844 and Probate Records from 1844.
- Taylor County Clerk of Circuit Court has Court Records from 1844.
Taylor 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: 1660-1820, 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
Taylor 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
Taylor County, West Virginia Resources
- Taylor County Historical and Genealogical Society, Inc
- Taylor County, West Virginia Message Boards
- Taylor County, West Virginia Genealogy Forum
Taylor County, West Virginia External Links
- Historical Newspapers from West Virginia (1808 - 1904)
- Taylor County, West Virginia Books - Amazon
- Grafton, West Virginia, Grafton National Cemetery, 1867-2010
- Taylor Co., West Virginia - FindaGrave
- Taylor County Encyclopedia
- Taylor County, West Virginia Links - Cyndi's List
- Taylor Co. WVGenweb
- Taylor County, West Virginia Ancestry Database Collections
- Taylor County, West Virginia Military Records