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Marion County, West Virginia
Map
Map of West Virginia highlighting Marion 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 1842
County Seat Fairmont
Courthouse


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

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Marion County, West Virginia Courthouse.JPG

Marion County Courthouse
217 Adams Street
Fairmont, WV 26554
Phone: 304-367-5440

  • County Clerk has birth, marriage and death records from 1872
  • Clerk Circuit Court probate and land[1]

History[edit | edit source]

Francis Marion.JPG

The county is named after "The Swamp Fox" Revolutionary War Brigadier General Francis Marion (c1732-1795).[2]

Parent County[edit | edit source]

1842--Marion County was created 14 January 1842 from Monongalia and Harrison Counties.  County seat: Fairmont [3]

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

See an interactive map of Marion County boundary changes.

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

Places / Localities[edit | edit source]

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

Neighboring Counties[edit | edit source]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Census[edit | edit source]

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


Join us in indexing the 1940 Census

Church Records[edit | edit source]

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Fairmont

Court[edit | edit source]

Genealogy[edit | edit source]

Land[edit | edit source]

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

Maps[edit | edit source]

Map of 1850 Virginia and West Virginia

Military[edit | edit source]

Civil War[edit | edit source]

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


- 19th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate). Company D.[4]
- 20th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate). Companies A and B.[5].
- 31st Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate). Company A (Marion Guards).[6]

Records and histories are available, including:

Naturalization[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Probate[edit | edit source]

Marion County West Virginia Will Books 1842 - 1970
West Virginia Will Books

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

West Virginia Vital Records: Birth, Death, Marriages Church

Societies and Libraries[edit | edit source]

Marion County Genealogical Club, Inc.
Marion County Library, Monroe Street
Fairmont, West Virginia, 26554


Family History Centers
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Web Sites[edit | edit source]

Marion County, West Virginia Various Records on Microfilm at the Library of Virginia
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References[edit | edit source]

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Preston County, West Virginia. Page 744 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. "Francis Marion," Wikipedia.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  4. Richard L. Armstrong, 19th and 20th Virginia Cavalry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1994). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 101.
  5. Richard L. Armstrong, 19th and 20th Virginia Cavalry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1994). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 101.
  6. John M. Ashcraft, 31st Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1988). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 48.