Boone County, West Virginia Genealogy

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Boone County, West Virginia
Map of West Virginia highlighting Boone County
Location in the state of West Virginia
Map of the U.S. highlighting West Virginia
Location of West Virginia in the U.S.
Founded 1847
County Seat Madison

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 Court has divorce and Court Records[1]


Boone County History

History of Boone County, West Virginia

Boone County, West Virginia

Parent County

1847--Boone County was created 11 March 1847 from Kanawha, Cabell and Logan Counties.
County seat: Madison [1]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Boone County boundary changes.

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties


Boone County, West Virginia Resource $


Find A Grave Boone County, West Virginia Cemetery Records online

Handley Funeral Home Inc.
3rd St. & Phipps Ave
Danville, WV
Phone: 304-369-0718
Fax: 304-369-1130

Stevens Funeral Home
1 Official Plz
Madison, WV
Phone: 304-369-1350

Armstrong Funeral Home Inc.
734 Boone St.
Whitesville, WV
Phone: 304-854-1471
Fax: 304-854-0216

Valley Funeral Home Inc.
E Boone St.
Whitesville, WV
Phone: 304-854-1381
Fax: 304-854-1270


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


 1900 Boone County, West Virginia Census




Local Histories

West Virginia Archives

Boone County Genealogical Society. Boone County West Virginia History. Madison, West Virginia, Boone County Genealogical Society, Inc., 1990. 975.439 B724.

Casto, Mitch. Boone County West Virginia: A Chronological Bibliography. Madison, West Virginia, Boone-Madison Public Library, 1994. 975.439 C354.



1850 Map of Virginia and West Virginia

Boone County West  Virginia 1895

Boone County, West Virginia map

Map Showing Boone County, West Virginia

Boone County West Virginia Topographic Maps


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.]

World War II

Naturalization Records

West Virginia, Naturalization Records, 1814-1991


The Boone Examiner


Boone County, West Virginia Will Books 1865 - 1951

West Virginia Will Books


Vital Records

West Virginia Vital Records: Birth, Death, Marriages


Societies and Libraries

Genealogical Society

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

Boone County Genealogical Society

Boone Madison Public Library

Family History Centers

The closest family history centers are in the Huntington Family History Center and the Charleston Family History Center.

Web Sites

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  1. 1.0 1.1 The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).