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Guide to '''McDowell County, West Virginia ancestry, family history and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
 
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| building address = McDowell County Courthouse<br> 90 Wyoming Street<br>#109 Welch, WV 24801 304-436-8344<br>[http://www.courtreference.com/McDowell-County-West-Virginia-Courts.htm '''McDowell County Website''']
 
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== County Courthouse  ==
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=== County Information ===
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[[Image:McDowell County, West Virginia Courthouse.JPG|thumb|right|306px]]
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==== McDowell County, West Virginia Record Dates ====
  
[http://www.courtreference.com/McDowell-County-West-Virginia-Courts.htm McDowell County Courthouse]<br>90 Wyoming Street<br>#109 Welch, WV 24801 304-436-8344
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<center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[McDowell County, West Virginia Genealogy#Land|'''Land''']]  
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=== County Courthouse  ===
  
 
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*Circuit Court Clerk has divorce records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), McDowell County, West Virginia. Page 744 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
 
*Circuit Court Clerk has divorce records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), McDowell County, West Virginia. Page 744 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
== History  ==
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=== History  ===
  
[http://www.polsci.wvu.edu/wv/McDowell/mcdhistory.html Early History of McDowell County, West Virginia]  
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[http://archive.is/Ktex Early History of McDowell County, West Virginia]  
  
 
[http://www.mcdowellcounty.wv.gov/Pages/default.aspx McDowell County, West Virginia]  
 
[http://www.mcdowellcounty.wv.gov/Pages/default.aspx McDowell County, West Virginia]  
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1858--'''McDowell County was created 20 February 1858&nbsp;from [[Tazewell County, Virginia|Tazewell]] County (Virginia).<br>'''County seat:'''&nbsp;Welch <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1858--'''McDowell County was created 20 February 1858&nbsp;from [[Tazewell County, Virginia|Tazewell]] County (Virginia).<br>'''County seat:'''&nbsp;Welch <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
County seat first Perryville; changed to Welch in 1892.<br>  
 
County seat first Perryville; changed to Welch in 1892.<br>  
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
See an interactive map of McDowell County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/westvirginia/wv-maps.html boundary changes].  
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For animated maps illustrating West Virginia county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/westvirginia/ "Rotating Formation West Virginia County Boundary Maps"] (1617-1995) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.  
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==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
== Places / Localities  ==
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Buchanan County, Virginia|Buchanan County, Virginia]]  
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*[[Buchanan County, Virginia Genealogy|Buchanan County, Virginia]]  
*[[Mercer County, West Virginia|Mercer]]  
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*[[Mercer County, West Virginia Genealogy|Mercer]]  
*[[Mingo County, West Virginia|Mingo]]  
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*[[Mingo County, West Virginia Genealogy|Mingo]]  
*[[Tazewell County, Virginia|Tazewell County, Virginia]]  
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*[[Tazewell County, Virginia Genealogy|Tazewell County, Virginia]]  
*[[Wyoming County, West Virginia|Wyoming]]
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*[[Wyoming County, West Virginia Genealogy|Wyoming]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
[http://www.wvgenweb.org/mcdowell/cemeteries/index.html McDowell County Cemeteries]  
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[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/westvirg/mcdowell.htm Tombstone Transcription Project McDowell County, West Virginia]  
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
 
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScnty=3087 Find a Grave McDowell County]  
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
 
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[http://usgwarchives.net/wv/mcdowell/obits.htm McDowell County Obituaries]
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[http://www.idreamof.com/cemetery/wv/mcdowell.html McDowell County, West Virginia Cemeteries]  
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.wvgenweb.org/mcdowell/cemeteries/index.html WVGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+McDowell+West+Virginia&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=West%20Virginia&county=McDowell&cemetery_name=a#/ Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwarchives.net/wv/mcdowell/cemetery.htm WVGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/westvirg/mcdowell.htm WVTombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.interment.net/us/wv/mcdowell.htm Interment]
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*[http://www.idreamof.com/cemetery/wv/mcdowell.html McDowell County, West Virginia Cemeteries]
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*[https://www.raogk.org/westvirginia-genealogy/wv-cemetery-records/ Random Acts] WV Cemetery Records Research Guide
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/wv/mcdowell/obits.htm McDowell County Obituaries]
  
 
==== Census  ====
 
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==== Genealogy  ====
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*'''Harman''' - Harman, John Newton. ''Harman Genealogy (Southern Branch): With Biographical Sketches, 1700-1924.'' Richmond, Va.: W.C. Hill Print. Co., 1925. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=19623 Ancestry] ($).
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
[http://maps.google.com/maps?rls=com.microsoft:en-us:IE-SearchBox&oe=&safe=active&q=mcdowell+county,+west+Virginia&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hq=&hnear=0x884fb13928cdd929:0x444d80748a0bcfd9,McDowell,+WV&gl=us&ei=UbKRT_SUD6bTiALS-ISbAw&sa=X&oi=geocode_result&ct=title&resnum=2&ved=0CDYQ8gEwAQ McDowell County, West Virginia Map]  
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[[Image:Wvmcdowell.jpg|thumb|right|250px|<center>McDowell County</center>]]  
 
 
[http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/WV/County/mcdowell.htm McDowell County West Virginia 1895]  
 
  
[http://www.trailsrus.com/westvirginia/McDowell-a.html TrailsRus McDowell County, West Virginia]  
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/westvirginia/ Maps of West Virginia (1617-1995)]
 
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*[http://maps.google.com/maps?rls=com.microsoft:en-us:IE-SearchBox&oe=&safe=active&q=mcdowell+county,+west+Virginia&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hq=&hnear=0x884fb13928cdd929:0x444d80748a0bcfd9,McDowell,+WV&gl=us&ei=UbKRT_SUD6bTiALS-ISbAw&sa=X&oi=geocode_result&ct=title&resnum=2&ved=0CDYQ8gEwAQ McDowell County, West Virginia Map]
[http://www.us-places.com/West-Virginia/maps/McDowell-County-map.htm &nbsp;]  
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*[http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/WV/County/mcdowell.htm McDowell County West Virginia 1895]
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*[http://www.trailsrus.com/westvirginia/McDowell-a.html TrailsRus McDowell County, West Virginia]
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
West Virginia, Civil War {{RecordSearch|1932429|Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}}  
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*West Virginia, Civil War {{RecordSearch|1932429|Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}}
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*'''1861 - 1865''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2322 U.S., Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
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*'''1861 - 1865''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2344 U.S., Union Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
  
 
==== Naturalization  ====
 
==== Naturalization  ====
  
*West Virginia, {{RecordSearch|1909003|Naturalization Records, 1814-1991}}
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*'''1814 - 1991''' - {{RecordSearch|1909003|West Virginia Naturalization Records, 1814-1991}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/416958?availability=Family%20History%20Library Naturalization records, 1908-1951] Circuit Court McDowell County, West Virginia: available on line.
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
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==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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'''Online Probate Records'''
  
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*'''1724 - 1978''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9087 West Virginia Wills and Probate Records 1724-1978] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*'''1756 - 1971''' {{RecordSearch|1909099|West Virginia Will Books 1756-1971}} at [https:/familysearch.org/ FamilySearch] — index and images
 
McDowell County, West Virignia [https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Fapi.familysearch.org%2Frecords%2Fwaypoint%2F14030623%3Fcc%3D1909099 Will Books 1893-1968]  
 
McDowell County, West Virignia [https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Fapi.familysearch.org%2Frecords%2Fwaypoint%2F14030623%3Fcc%3D1909099 Will Books 1893-1968]  
  
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West Virginia {{RecordSearch|1909099|Will Books}}
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==== Taxation  ====
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===== Online West Virginia Tax site  =====
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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.
  
West Virginia {{RecordSearch|1909099|Will Books}}
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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.
  
==== Taxation  ====
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The search for tax information can start [http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/West-Virginia-Assessor-and-Property-Tax-Records.htm here]
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
{{WVvital}}  
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*{{WVvital}}. Includes marriages 1865-1969 - free.
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/269760?availability=Family%20History%20Library McDowell Co., West Virginia births, 1887-1899; marriages, 1861-1899.]
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/325314?availability=Family%20History%20Library McDowell County, West Virginia, births, marriages and wills (1860-1900)&nbsp;: copied from Welch court house records]
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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See also a List of [http://www.genealogyinc.com/westvirginia/wv-society-archive/ West Virginia Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]
  
 
McDowell County Historical Society<br>HC 61 Box 37-B<br>Paynesville, WV 24873<br>President: Dr. Tom Hatcher<br>Secretary/Treasurer: Geneva Steele  
 
McDowell County Historical Society<br>HC 61 Box 37-B<br>Paynesville, WV 24873<br>President: Dr. Tom Hatcher<br>Secretary/Treasurer: Geneva Steele  
  
Family History Centers  
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=== Family History Centers ===
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
 
The closest family history centers are the [[Huntington West Virginia Family History Center|Huntington Family History Center]] and [[Charleston West Virginia Family History Center|Charleston Family History Center]]  
 
The closest family history centers are the [[Huntington West Virginia Family History Center|Huntington Family History Center]] and [[Charleston West Virginia Family History Center|Charleston Family History Center]]  
  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
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Craft Memorial Library, Bluefield, WV <br>&nbsp;
 
  
== Web Sites  ==
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Craft Memorial Library, Bluefield, WV <br>&nbsp;
  
*{{FHL|West+Virginia%2C+McDowell|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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== Websites  ==
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/westvirginia/mcdowell-county/ McDowell County, WV History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/110408161286760143574 West Virginia Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/237878546240605/ West Virginia Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
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*{{FHL|West+Virginia%2C+McDowell|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/wv CYNDI'S List West Virginia]  
 
*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/wv CYNDI'S List West Virginia]  
 
*[http://www.wvgenweb.org/mcdowell/articles/articlesindex.html McDowell County Articles]  
 
*[http://www.wvgenweb.org/mcdowell/articles/articlesindex.html McDowell County Articles]  
 
*[http://www.coalexchange.com/smith/mcdowella/index.htm McDowell West Virginia Families]  
 
*[http://www.coalexchange.com/smith/mcdowella/index.htm McDowell West Virginia Families]  
*[http://www.geocities.com/mcdowellcounty/photoindex.html McDowell County, West Virginia Photo Album]  
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*[http://www.wvgenweb.org/mcdowell/photoindex.html McDowell County, West Virginia Photo Album]  
 
*[http://www.coalcampusa.com/sowv/flattop/mcdowell/mcdowell.htm Flat Top Field, McDowell County, West Virginia]  
 
*[http://www.coalcampusa.com/sowv/flattop/mcdowell/mcdowell.htm Flat Top Field, McDowell County, West Virginia]  
*[http://usgwarchives.org/wv/mcdowell/bios.htm McDowell County Biographies]
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/wv/mcdowell/bios.htm McDowell County Biographies]
  
 
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Latest revision as of 20:28, 8 December 2017

United States
West Virginia
McDowell County

Guide to McDowell County, West Virginia ancestry, family history and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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McDowell County, West Virginia
Map
Map of West Virginia highlighting McDowell County
Location in the state of West Virginia
Map of the U.S. highlighting West Virginia
Location of West Virginia in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 20, 1858
County Seat Welch
Courthouse
McDowell County, West Virginia Courthouse.JPG
Address McDowell County Courthouse
90 Wyoming Street
#109 Welch, WV 24801 304-436-8344
McDowell County Website


County Information



McDowell County, West Virginia Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1853 1806 1810 1803 1805

County Courthouse


  • County Clerk has birth records from 1872
  • Marriage records from 1861
  • Death records 1894
  • Probate and land records 1897
  • Circuit Court Clerk has divorce records[1]

History

Early History of McDowell County, West Virginia

McDowell County, West Virginia

Welcome to McDowell County, West Virginia

Parent County

1858--McDowell County was created 20 February 1858 from Tazewell County (Virginia).
County seat: Welch [2]

County seat first Perryville; changed to Welch in 1892.

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating West Virginia county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation West Virginia County Boundary Maps" (1617-1995) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.


Record Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Towns in McDowell County, West Virginia

McDowell County place names

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
Findagrave.com Family History Library Findagrave.com
WVGenWeb WorldCat Billion Graves
WVGenWeb Archives
WVTombstone Project
Interment
EPodunk
Billion Graves
See West Virginia Cemeteries for more information.

Census

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

 

McDowell Census

Church

Court

Genealogy

  • Harman - Harman, John Newton. Harman Genealogy (Southern Branch): With Biographical Sketches, 1700-1924. Richmond, Va.: W.C. Hill Print. Co., 1925. Digital version at Ancestry ($).

Land

Names Early Connected with the Land in McDowell County

Local Histories

West Virginia Archives

Evans, Norma Pontiff. First Families of McDowell County, West Virginia. s.l. Author, 1981.
929.1 M138.
Friedl, Joseph. A History of Education in McDowell County, West Virginia, 1858-1976. Parsons, West Virginia, McClain Printing Company, 1975.
370.9754 F911h.
Goodykoontz, Wells. Address Delivered by Wells Goodykoontz, Tuesday, June 14, 1927, at the Unveiling of Tablet of Black Wolf, McDowell County, West Virginia . s.l., n.p., 1927. 929.2 H287 Pam.
Grisby, Louise Carter. Come Back With Me to Gary, West Virginia. s.l., n.p., n.d. 975.449 G857. 
Lad, Virginia. Sodom and Gomorrah of Today; or the History of Keystone, West Virginia. s.l., n.p., 1912.
975.449 L153.
McDowell County Centennial, 1858-1958. s.l., n.p., 1958. 975.449 M138c.
McDowell County, West Virginia, The Nations Coal Bin. s.l., n.p., n.d. 917.5449 M138.
Solins, Mrs. Samuel and Jones, Mrs. Paul. McDowell County History; A Pictorial History of McDowell County, West Virginia. Fort Worth, Texas, University Supply and Equipment Company, 1959. 975.449 M138.
Sowers, Auburn Daniel. Facts About McDowell County, West Virginia. s.l., n.p., 1912. 975.449 S731 Pam.
Welch West Virginia Chamber of Commerce. Welch, McDowell County, West Virginia. s.l., n.p., n.d.
917.5449 W439 Pam.

Maps

McDowell County

Military

Naturalization

Newspapers

Beckley Register Herald

Bluefield Daily Telegraph

Welch Daily News
Box 569
Welch, WV 24801
304.436.3144
McDowell Public Library 

Probate

Online Probate Records

McDowell County, West Virignia Will Books 1893-1968

West Virginia Will Books

Taxation

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 1865-1969 - free.

Societies and Libraries

See also a List of West Virginia Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies

McDowell County Historical Society
HC 61 Box 37-B
Paynesville, WV 24873
President: Dr. Tom Hatcher
Secretary/Treasurer: Geneva Steele

Family History Centers

Family history centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See family history center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

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


Craft Memorial Library, Bluefield, WV
 

Websites

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References


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), McDowell 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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