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Lewis County, West Virginia
Map of West Virginia highlighting Lewis 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 1816
County Seat Weston

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

County Courthouse

Lewis County, West Virginia Courthouse.JPG

Lewis County
110 Center Avenue
Weston, WV 26452

  • County Clerk has birth & death records from 1853
  • Marriage Probate and Land Records from 1816
  • Clerk Circuit Court has divorce records[1]


Parent County

1816--Lewis County was created 18 December 1816 from Harrison County.
County seat: Weston [1]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Lewis County boundary changes.

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties




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

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  • [Hacker] “A Noted Mason Dead: The Demise of William Hacker at a Ripe Old Age,” [Newspaper obituary] (Shelbyville, Ohio), 29 July 1891, reprinted in Hacker’s Creek Journal, Vol. 6, No. 1 (Fall 1987):31-32 - free digital version at Hacker's Creek website.
  • [Swisher] Swisher, Robert Edward. The Swisher Family of Harrison and Lewis Counties, West Virginia. Richmond, Va.: Whittet & Shepperson, 1974. FHL Book 929.273 Sw65r.


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, Lewis County on page 135.]
  • 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.]
Civil War

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


West Virginia, Naturalization Records, 1814-1991



West Virginia Will Books


Vital Records

West Virginia Vital Records: Birth, Death, Marriages

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

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).