Upshur County, West Virginia Genealogy

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

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Upshur County, West Virginia
Map of West Virginia highlighting Upshur 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 March 26, 1851
County Seat Buckhannon
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Address Upshur County Courthouse
40 West Main Street #101
Buckhannon, WV 26201 304-472-1068
Phone: 304-472-1068
Upshur County Website

County Courthouse

County Clerk has birth, marriage, death & land records from 1853
Clerk Circuit Court has divorce Probate County Records[1]


Upshur County History

Upshur County, West Virginia from Hardesty's 1883

The history of Upshire County, West Virginia

Parent County

1851--Upshur County was created 26 March 1851 from Randolph, Barbour and Lewis Counties.  County seat: Buckhannon [2]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Upshur County boundary changes.

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

History of the Sago Community

Neighboring Counties us in indexing the 1940 Census





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


Join us inindexing the 1940 Census




Local Histories

West Virginia Archives & History Upshur County


 Map of 1850 Virginia and West Virginia
Upshur County West Virginia 1895
Upshur County, West Virginia Map


Civil War

Regiments. Service men in Upshur 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 Upshur County, West Virginia Genealogy:


- 1st Regiment, West Virginia Light Artillery, Battery E Light Artillery.


- 25th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Heck's). Company A (Upshur Grays).[3]

Records and histories are available, including:


West Virgina, Naturalization Records, 1814-1991



Upshur County, West Virginia Will Books 1852 - 1955

West Virginia Will Books


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 1853-1970 - free.

Societies and Libraries

  • Methodist Historical Society

West  Virginia Wesleyan College

Annie M Pfeiffer Library

College Avenue

Buckhannon, West Virginia 26201-


Family History Centers

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Web Sites


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Upshur County, West Virginia. Page 746 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. Richard L. Armstrong, 25th Virginia Infantry and 9th Battalion Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1990). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 71.