Boone County, West Virginia Genealogy

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United States Gotoarrow.png West Virginia Gotoarrow.png Boone County


County Courthouse

  • Boone County, West Virginia Courthouse.JPG
     Boone County

200 State Street

Madison, WV 25130-1152


  • County Clerk has Birth Marriage Death Records 1865
  • Probate and Land Records from 1865
  • Clerk Circuit Cpont has divorce and Court Records


Parent County

1847--Boone County was created 11 March 1847 from Kanawha, Cabell and Logan Counties.
County seat: Madison [1] County Clerk has birth, marriage, and death, probate and land records from 1865. - Clk Circuit Court has divorce and Court Records

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Boone County boundary changes.

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties




For tips on accessing Boone County, West Virginia Genealogy census records online, see: West Virginia Census.





Local Histories


1850 Map of Virginia and West Virginia


Civil War

West Virginia, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865

Turner, Ronald Ray. 7th West Virginia Cavalry. Manassas, Va.: R.R. Turner, 1989. Available online, courtesy: Raleigh County West Virginia GenWeb. [Includes soldiers from Boone County.]

Naturalization Records

West Virgina, Naturalization Records, 1814-1991


West Virginia Will Books


Vital Records

West Virginia Vital Records - Birth - Death - Marriages. See also How to order West Virginia Vital Records or order electronically online.


Societies and Libraries

Genealogical Society

Boone County Genealogical Society, Inc.
P O Box 295
Madison, WV 25130

Family History Hall of Fame
"May we preserve their memories & Contributions!"
Please write about deceased historians & Genealogist!

Sigfus Olafson

David Turner

Henry Clay Ragland

Robert Swain

Family History Centers

Introduction to LDS Family History Centers. The closest family history centers are in the Huntington Family History Center and the Charleston Family History Center

Web Sites

Hands on keyboard.png Genealogy courses: Learn how to research from an expert in Fun Five Minute Genealogy Videos.

Learning How to Edit our Wiki Sites


  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).