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{{West Virginia-stub}}''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] &gt; [[West Virginia|West Virginia]]&nbsp;&gt; Raleigh County'' <br>
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''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[West Virginia|West Virginia]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Raleigh_County,_West_Virginia|Raleigh County]]''  
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Raleigh County
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| county_map = Wv-raleigh.png
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| state = West Virginia
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| founded year = 1850
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| seat wl = Beckley
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
*[[Image:Raliegh County, west Virginia Courthouse.JPG|right|400px|Raleigh County, West Virginia Courthouse]]&nbsp;Raleigh County, Courthouse
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[[Image:Raliegh County, west Virginia Courthouse.JPG|right|200px|Raleigh County, West Virginia Courthouse]]&nbsp;[http://www.raleighcounty.com/ Raleigh County, Courthouse]<br>&nbsp;215 Main Street<br>Beckley, WV 25801<br>Phone: 304-255-9123
  
&nbsp;215 Main Street
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County Clerk has birth, marriage, death records form 1850<br>Clerk Circuit&nbsp;Court has divorce and court records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Raleigh County, West Virginia. Page 745 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
Beckley, WV 25801
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== History  ==
  
304-255-9123
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[http://jeff560.tripod.com/beckley1.html History of Beckley and Raleigh County]<br>[http://jeff560.tripod.com/raleigh.html Early Settlers of Raleigh County, West Virginia by Judge W&nbsp;A&nbsp;Riffe]<br>[http://books.google.com/books/about/History_of_Fayette_County_West_Virginia.html?id=YjUTAAAAYAAJ History of Fayette County, West Virginia] Google Books
 
 
*County Clerk has birth, marriage, death records form 1850
 
*Clk Cir Ct has div and ct records
 
 
 
== History ==
 
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
See an interactive map of Raleigh County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/westvirginia/wv-maps.html boundary changes].
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See an interactive map of Raleigh County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/westvirginia/wv-maps.html boundary changes].  
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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Raleigh county[http://westvirginia.hometownlocator.com/wv/raleigh/ Cities and Towns]
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Raleigh County, West Virginia [http://www.raleighcountylandmarks.org/ Landmarks]
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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&nbsp; Raleigh County, West &nbsp;Virginia [http://www.wvgenweb.org/raleigh/cem.htm Cemetery Records ](USGENWEB)
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[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/westvirg/raleigh.htm Raleigh County Tombstone Transcription Project]
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Individual Cemeteries:
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=148616 Tolleytown Cemetery, Surveyor] BillionGraves. Is south of Surveyor, west of Route 305.
  
 
==== Census  ====
 
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{{WVcensus}}  
  
Join us in indexing the [https://www.familysearch.org/1940census 1940 Census]
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*'''''1850'''''  
 
*'''''1850'''''  
 
*Turner, David Anderson. ''[http://www.pwcvabooks.com/documents/Raleigh1850Census.pdf Families of Raleigh County, (West) Virginia: The 1850 Census Annotated].'' Madison, W.Va.: D.A. Turner, 1982. Available online, courtesy: [http://www.pwcvabooks.com/index.htm Prince William County Virginia] website.
 
*Turner, David Anderson. ''[http://www.pwcvabooks.com/documents/Raleigh1850Census.pdf Families of Raleigh County, (West) Virginia: The 1850 Census Annotated].'' Madison, W.Va.: D.A. Turner, 1982. Available online, courtesy: [http://www.pwcvabooks.com/index.htm Prince William County Virginia] website.
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1880 Raleigh County, West Virginia [http://www.wvgenweb.org/raleigh/Census/1880MarshFork.htm Census]
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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&nbsp; Raleigh County, West Virginia [http://www.wvgenweb.org/raleigh/bible.htm Bible Records ](USGENWEB)
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&nbsp; Raleigh County, West Virginia [http://www.wvgenweb.org/raleigh/church/index.htm Churches] (USGENWEB)
  
 
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==== Maps  ====
 
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<br>[http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/wv/map.htm Map of 1850 Virginia and West Virginia]
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Raleigh County, West Virginia [http://maps.google.com/maps?rls=com.microsoft:en-us:IE-SearchBox&oe=&safe=active&q=raleigh+county+west+virginia&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hq=&hnear=0x884ef16582c449a9:0x2b2a47123e61084e,Raleigh,+WV&gl=us&ei=i72NT4uICoLY2AWl_s2cDA&sa=X&oi=geocode_result&ct=title&resnum=1&ved=0CC4Q8gEwAA Maps] <br>Raleigh County, West Virginia
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[http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/WV/County/raleigh.htm 1895 Map] [http://bridgehunter.com/wv/fayette/big-map/ Fayette County, West Virginia]
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Big Maps [http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/maps/map-of-Fayette-County-West-Virginia.htm Fayette County, West Virginia Map]
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
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:- [[30th Battalion, Virginia Sharpshooters (Clarke's) (Confederate)|30th Battalion, Virginia Sharpshooters (Clarke's) (Confederate)]]. Company A.<ref>Michael West, ''30th Battalion Virginia Sharpshooters'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1995). {{FHL|746071|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 108}}.</ref>
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:- [[34th_Battalion,_Virginia_Cavalry_(Witcher's_Battalion,_Virginia_Mounted_Rifles)_(Confederate)|34th Battalion, Virginia Cavalry (Witcher's Battalion, Virginia Mounted Rifles) (Confederate)]]. Company K.<ref>Scott C. Cole, ''34th Virginia Cavalry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1993). {{FHL|676842|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 94}}.</ref>
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Records and histories are available, including:
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*West Virginia, [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1932429 Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865]
 
*Turner, Ronald Ray. ''[http://www.wvgenweb.org/raleigh/7th/index.htm 7th West Virginia Cavalry]''. Manassas, Va.: R.R. Turner, 1989. Available online, courtesy:&nbsp;[http://www.wvgenweb.org/raleigh/ Raleigh County West Virginia GenWeb]. [Includes biographical sketches of soldiers from Raleigh County.]
 
*Turner, Ronald Ray. ''[http://www.wvgenweb.org/raleigh/7th/index.htm 7th West Virginia Cavalry]''. Manassas, Va.: R.R. Turner, 1989. Available online, courtesy:&nbsp;[http://www.wvgenweb.org/raleigh/ Raleigh County West Virginia GenWeb]. [Includes biographical sketches of soldiers from Raleigh County.]
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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==== '''Naturalization'''  ====
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'''West Virgina, [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1909003 Naturalization Records, 1814-1991]'''
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==== '''<br>Newspapers'''&nbsp;  ====
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==== [http://www.register-herald.com/archivesearch/ Beckley Register-Herald Newspaper Archives:] ====
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ATT: Libby Walker - Archives <br>801 N. Kanawha Street <br>P. O. Drawer P or R <br>Beckley, WV 25802 <br>(304)255-4400 or <br>(800)950-0250
  
 
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Raleigh County, West Virginia [https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Fapi.familysearch.org%2Frecords%2Fwaypoint%2F14030636%3Fcc%3D1909099 Will Books 1850 - 1969]
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West Virginia [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1909099Taxation Will Books]
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Raleigh County, West Virginia[http://www.wvgenweb.org/raleigh/mem/wills/ralcowills1.htm Wills ]Courtesy The Riffe-Smith Collection
  
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Raleigh County, West Virginia [http://www.wvgenweb.org/raleigh/obits.htm Obituaries]
  
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&nbsp;Raleigh County, West Virginia [[Life’s true treasures are those we can share with others without ever reducing our own supply. Traits like kindness, courage, and happiness have no expiration dates. They can be transferred from life to life and shared from generation to generation, with each new reflection further brightening the world.|Marriages 1850-1911 ]]by Ronald R Turner
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
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*'''&nbsp;'''[http://rcpl.lib.wv.us/ Raleigh County Public Library]:
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*Main Branch <br>221 N. Kanawha St. <br>Beckley, WV 25801 <br>(304)255-0511 <br>http://raleigh.lib.wv.us/rcpl/
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*Family History Centers<br>
  
*Introduction to LDS Family History Centers. The closest family history centers are in the [https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Huntington_West_Virginia_Family_History_Center Huntington Family History Cente]r and the [https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Charleston_West_Virginia_Family_History_Center Charleston Family History Center]
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*Introduction to LDS Family History Centers. The closest family history centers are in the [https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Huntington_West_Virginia_Family_History_Center Huntington Family History Cente]r and the [https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Charleston_West_Virginia_Family_History_Center Charleston Family History Center]  
 
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
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*&nbsp;&nbsp;[http://www.wvgenweb.org/raleigh/lds.htm Raleigh County Records ]from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
 
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Revision as of 19:58, 9 July 2012

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


Raleigh County, West Virginia
Map
Map of West Virginia highlighting Raleigh 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 1850
County Seat Beckley
Courthouse


County Courthouse

Raleigh County, West Virginia Courthouse
 Raleigh County, Courthouse
 215 Main Street
Beckley, WV 25801
Phone: 304-255-9123

County Clerk has birth, marriage, death records form 1850
Clerk Circuit Court has divorce and court records[1]

History

History of Beckley and Raleigh County
Early Settlers of Raleigh County, West Virginia by Judge W A Riffe
History of Fayette County, West Virginia Google Books

Parent County

1850--Raleigh County was created 23 January 1850 from Fayette County.  County seat: Beckley [2]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Raleigh County boundary changes.

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Raleigh countyCities and Towns

Raleigh County, West Virginia Landmarks

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

  Raleigh County, West  Virginia Cemetery Records (USGENWEB)

Raleigh County Tombstone Transcription Project

Individual Cemeteries:

Census

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



1880 Raleigh County, West Virginia Census

Church

  Raleigh County, West Virginia Bible Records (USGENWEB)

  Raleigh County, West Virginia Churches (USGENWEB)

Court

Family Histories

Land

Local Histories

Maps


Map of 1850 Virginia and West Virginia

Raleigh County, West Virginia Maps
Raleigh County, West Virginia

1895 Map Fayette County, West Virginia

Big Maps Fayette County, West Virginia Map

Military

Civil War

Regiments. Service men in Raleigh County, West Virginia Genealogy served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Raleigh County, West Virginia Genealogy:


- 30th Battalion, Virginia Sharpshooters (Clarke's) (Confederate). Company A.[3]
- 34th Battalion, Virginia Cavalry (Witcher's Battalion, Virginia Mounted Rifles) (Confederate). Company K.[4]

Records and histories are available, including:

Naturalization

West Virgina, Naturalization Records, 1814-1991


Newspapers
 

Beckley Register-Herald Newspaper Archives:

ATT: Libby Walker - Archives
801 N. Kanawha Street
P. O. Drawer P or R
Beckley, WV 25802
(304)255-4400 or
(800)950-0250

Probate

Raleigh County, West Virginia Will Books 1850 - 1969

West Virginia Will Books

Raleigh County, West VirginiaWills Courtesy The Riffe-Smith Collection

Raleigh County, West Virginia Obituaries

Vital Records

 Raleigh County, West Virginia [[Life’s true treasures are those we can share with others without ever reducing our own supply. Traits like kindness, courage, and happiness have no expiration dates. They can be transferred from life to life and shared from generation to generation, with each new reflection further brightening the world.|Marriages 1850-1911 ]]by Ronald R Turner

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

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Marriage

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

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References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Raleigh County, West Virginia. Page 745 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. Michael West, 30th Battalion Virginia Sharpshooters (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1995). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 108.
  4. Scott C. Cole, 34th Virginia Cavalry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1993). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 94.
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