Lincoln County, West Virginia Genealogy

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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 1867
County Seat Hamlin

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

County Courthouse

Lincoln County, West Virginia Courthouse.JPG


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 [1]

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

Neighboring Counties



Lincoln County Tombstone Transcription Project

Lincoln County Find A Grave


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





Local Histories


Lincoln County, West Virginia Map 1895

Lincoln County, West Virginia Maps

Trails Rus West Virginia map


Civil War

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


West Virginia, Naturalization Records, 1814-1991



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


Vital Records

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

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

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