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==== Vital Records  ====
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{{WVvital}}. Includes marriages 1866-1969 - free.  
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/325164?availability=Family%20History%20Library Grant County, West Virginia births, marriages, deaths, wills, inventories and church records] Contains list of births 1733-1899; marriages 1866-1899 (includes "colored persons" 1867-1899); deaths 1865-1899; wills, inventories, etc. 1866-1899; copied from old North Mill Creek Lutheran Church were deaths 1792-1805, church membership 1791-1889 (includes communicants and confirmations), baptisms 1798-1889; and burials from various cemeteries ca. 1800-1935
== Societies and Libraries  ==
== Societies and Libraries  ==

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Guide to Grant County West Virginia genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Online Records

Grant County, West Virginia
Map of West Virginia highlighting Grant 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 February 14, 1866
County Seat Petersburg
Address Grant County Courthouse
5 Highland Ave
Petersburg, WV 26351
Phone: 304-257-4550
Grant County Website

County Courthouse

County Clerk has birth marriage divorce probate court and land records since 1866[1]


Parent County

1866--Grant County was created 14 February 1866 from Hardy County.
County seat: Petersburg [2]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Grant County boundary changes.

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties





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

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Compiled genealogies that treat multiple Grant County families include:

  • O'Dell, Cecil. Pioneers of Old Frederick County, Virginia. Marceline, Mo.: Walsworth Pub. Co., 1995. FHL Collection. One of the most impressively researched one-place studies in the United States. In a review, Dorman stated "Comprehensive studies such as this appear only rarely. This volume should be in every Virginia genealogical collection."[3]
  • [Hyres] Swisher, Robert Edward. The Hyres of West Virginia. Richmond, Va.: Whittet and Shepperson, 1977. FHL Book 929.273 H999a.


Local Histories


Map of 1850 Virginia and West Virginia


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


West Virginia, Naturalization Records, 1814-1991



Greenbrier County,West Virginia Wills 1777-1962

Grant County, West Virginia Will Books 1866 - 1969

West Virginia Will Books


Online West Virginia Tax site

West Virginia real and personal property tax records are managed by the County Assessor in each county. Land and land improvements are considered real property while mobile property is classified as personal property.

Many County Assessors offer an online searchable database, where assessment record searches can be performed by name, account number, year, or mp/parcel number. Where online records are not available, requests for records can be made to the Assessment Office in person, by phone, or in writing.

The search for tax information can start here

Vital Records

. Includes marriages 1866-1969 - free.

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

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  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Grant County, West Virginia. Page 743 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. John Frederick Dorman, "Review of Pioneers of Old Frederick County, Virginia," in The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 39, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1995):236.