Kanawha County, West Virginia Records
Kanawha County, West Virginia (Map It) was created on November 14, 1788 from portions of Greenbrier County and Montgomery County, Virginia. The county was named after the Kanawha River that runs through the county.
Kanawha County is bordered by Roane County (north), Clay County (northeast), Nicholas County (east), Fayette County (east), Raleigh County (southeast), Boone County (south), Lincoln County (southwest), Putnam County (west), Jackson County (northwest). A Map of Kanawha County, West Virginia contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.
Kanawha County Cities and Towns include Alum Creek, Belle, Big Chimney, Blount, Blue Creek, Burnwell, Cabin Creek, Carbon, Cedar Grove, Charleston, Chesapeake, Clendenin, Corton, Crown Hill, Dawes, Decota, Diamond, Drybranch, Dunbar, East Bank, Elkview, Eskdale, Falling Rock, Frame, Gallagher, Glasgow, Handley, Hansford, Hernshaw, Hugheston, Institute, Jefferson, Kayford, Leewood, London, Mahan, Malden, Mammoth, Marmet, Miami, Montgomery, Nitro, Ohley, Pinch, Pond Gap, Pratt, Quick, Quincy, Saint Albans, Sharon, Shrewsbury, Sissonville, Smithers, South Charleston, Spring Hill, Tad, Tornado, Whittaker, Winifrede
Kanawha County, West Virginia Courthouse Records
Kanawha County, WV Courthouse
The Kanawha County Courthouse is located in Charleston, West Virginia. The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH. Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.
The following dates indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Kanawha county. The date listed for each record is usually the earliest registration filed. The date does not indicate that there are alot records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually filed with the clerk. Until 1863 West Virginia was part of Virginia, See Virginia State Records for Info and links for years prior to 1863.
- Kanawha County Clerk has Birth / Death Records from 1853, Marriage Records from 1792, Land Records from 1790 and Probate Records from 1789.
- Kanawha County Clerk of Circuit Court has Court Records from 1773.
Kanawha County, West Virginia Census Records
- Learn More: State of West Virginia Census Records
- U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 1790 (destroyed), 1800 (destroyed), 1810 (fragmented), 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragmented), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940
- U.S. Census Reconstructed Records: 1660-1820, Virginia, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1607-1890
- U.S. Federal Census Slave Schedules: 1850 and 1860
- U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Agriculture Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Industry Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Union Veterans Schedules: 1890
Kanawha County, West Virginia Vital Records
- Learn More: State of West Virginia Vital Records
- Birth & Death Records: from January 1917 to present
- Marriage Records: from 1921 to present.
- Divorce Records: from 1968 to present
- Locations: West Virginia Office of Vital Statistics
- Vital Records Online: USAVital or Social Security Death Index
- Vital Records by Mail: Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Death Certificate Applications.
- In Person: Vital Registration, Division of Health, 350 Capitol St, Rm 165, Charleston, WV 25301-3701; (304) 558-2931; Info: (304) 558-2931
Kanawha County, West Virginia Resources
- Kanawha Valley Civil War Round Table
- Kanawha Valley Genealogical Society
- Kanawha Valley Historical & Preservation Society, Inc.
- Kanawha County Public Library
- Saint Albans Historical Society
- Kanawha County, West Virginia Message Boards
- Kanawha County, West Virginia Genealogy Forum
Kanawha County, West Virginia External Links
- Historical Newspapers from West Virginia (1808 - 1904)
- Sunday Gazette-Mail (Charleston, West Virginia)
- The Charleston Daily Mail (Charleston, West Virginia)
- Charleston Mail (Charleston, West Virginia)
- Charleston Daily Mail (Charlestown, West Virginia)
- Kanawha County, West Virginia Books - Amazon
- Kanawha Co., West Virginia - FindaGrave
- Annals of Southwest Virginia, 1769-1800
- Kanawha County Encyclopedia
- Kanawha County, West Virginia Links - Cyndi's List
- Kanawha Co. WVGenweb
- Kanawha County, West Virginia Ancestry Database Collections
- Kanawha County, West Virginia Military Records