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Revision as of 19:34, 21 February 2012

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


 County Courthouse

  • Fayette County, West Virginia Courthouse.JPG
     Fayette County

100 Church Street

Fayette, WV 25840

  • County Clerk has birth and death from 1866
  • Marriage, Probate & Land 1831
  • Clk Cir Court has div and county records



Marquis de Lafayette.JPG

The county is named after Revolutionary War hero, the Marquis de Lafayette (1757-1834).[1]

Parent County

1831--Fayette County was created 28 February 1831 from Greenbrier, Kanawha, Nicholas and Logan Counties.
County seat: Fayetteville [2]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Fayette County boundary changes.

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties




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

Join us in indexing the 1940 Census




Local Histories


Map of 1850 Virginia and West Virginia


Revolutionary War
  • A Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services: With their Names, Ages, and Places of Residence, as Returned by the Marshalls of the Several Judicial Districts, Under the Act for Taking the Sixth Census]. 1841. Digital versions at U.S. Census Bureau and Google Books et. al. 1967 reprint: FHL Collection 973 X2pc 1840. [See Virginia, Western District, Fayette County on page 134.]
  • Rejected or Suspended Applications for Revolutionary War Pensions. Washington, D.C., 1852. Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1969, and 1991. Reprints include "an Added Index to States." FHL Collection 973 M24ur; digital version at Ancestry ($). [Includes veterans from this county; Virginia section begins on page 238.]



West Virginia Will Books


Vital Records

West Virginia Vital Records: Birth, Death, Marriages

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

  • The closest family history centers is in Charleston Family History Center
  • Genealogical Society of Fayette and Raleigh Counties, Inc. P O Box 68, Oak Hill, WV 25901-0068

Web Sites

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  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Fayette County, West Virginia," in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fayette_County,_West_Virginia, accessed 14 February 2012.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).