Wayne County, West Virginia Records
Wayne County, West Virginia (Map It) was created on January 18, 1842 from portions of Cabell County. The county was named in honor of General "Mad" Anthony Wayne (1745-1796), Revolutionary War general and U.S. Congressman (GA).
Wayne County is bordered by Lawrence County, Ohio (north), Cabell County (northeast), Lincoln County (east), Mingo County (southeast), Martin County, Kentucky (south), Lawrence County, Kentucky (west), Boyd County, Kentucky (northeast). A Map of Wayne County, West Virginia contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.
Wayne County Cities and Towns include Ceredo, Cove Gap, Crum, Dunlow, East Lynn, Fort Gay, Genoa, Glenhayes, Huntington, Kenova, Kiahsville, Lavalette, Prichard, Radnor, Shoals, Wayne, Wilsondale
Wayne County, West Virginia Courthouse Records
Wayne County, WV Courthouse
The Wayne County Courthouse is located in Wayne, 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 Wayne 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. Courthouse Fire in 1921, but no records lost.
- Wayne County Clerk has Birth / Death Records from 1853, Marriage Records from 1853, Land Records from 1842 and Probate Records from 1843.
- Wayne County Clerk of Circuit Court has Court Records from 1842.
Wayne 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
Wayne 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
Wayne County, West Virginia Resources
- Wayne County Genealogical and Historical Society
- Wayne County, West Virginia Message Boards
- Wayne County, West Virginia Genealogy Forum
Wayne County, West Virginia External Links
- Historical Newspapers from West Virginia (1808 - 1904)
- Wayne County, West Virginia Books - Amazon
- Wayne Co., West Virginia - FindaGrave
- Annals of Southwest Virginia, 1769-1800
- Wayne County Encyclopedia
- Wayne County, West Virginia Links - Cyndi's List
- Wayne Co. WVGenweb
- Wayne County, West Virginia Ancestry Database Collections
- Wayne County, West Virginia Military Records