Lincoln County, West Virginia Genealogy

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

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Lincoln County, West Virginia
Map of West Virginia highlighting Lincoln 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 23, 1867
County Seat Hamlin
Lincoln County, West Virginia Courthouse.JPG
Address Lincoln County Courthouse
8000 Court Avenue
Hamlin, WV 25523
Phone: 304-824-3336
Lincoln County Website

County Courthouse

County Clerk has birth, marriage, death, probate and land records from 1909[1]


Lincoln County, West Virginia Origins

Parent County

1867--Lincoln County was created 23 February 1867 from Boone, Cabell, Kanawha and Putnam Counties.
County seat: Hamlin [2]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Lincoln County boundary changes.

Record Loss

1909--The court house burned down with all the records except for some land records recorded later.

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Hars Area Lincoln County West Virginia

Neighboring Counties




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


Lincoln County, West Virginia 1870 Federal Census Index





Local Histories


Lincoln County, West Virginia Map 1895

Lincoln County, West Virginia Maps

Trails Rus West Virginia map

Lincoln County, West Virginia Topical Maps


Civil War

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


West Virginia, Naturalization Records, 1814-1991


Lincoln County, West Virginia Newspapers


Lincoln County West Virginia Will Books 1909-1947

West Virginia Will Books

Lincoln County, West Virginia Obituaries

Miscellaneous Lincoln County West Virginia Obituaries Cemetery Records on line


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

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

. Includes marriages 1889, 1895-1929 - free. 

Early Lincoln County West Virginia Marriage Records 1880, 1895-1929

Societies and Libraries

Genealogical Societies

Lincoln County Genealogical Society
7999 Lynn Avenue
Hamlin, WV 25523 Lincoln County Genealogical Society Hamlin Lincoln County West Virginia Public Library Alum Creek Public Library, Lincoln County, West Virginia

Family History Centers

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

Web Sites

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  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Lincoln County, West Virginia. Page 744 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).

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