Mason County, West Virginia Records
Mason County, West Virginia (Map It) was created on January 2, 1804 from portions of Kanawha County. The county was named in honor of George Mason (1725-1792), U.S. Constitutional Convention "Father of the Bill of Rights".
Mason County is bordered by Meigs County, Ohio (north), Jackson County (east), Putnam County (southeast), Cabell County (southwest), Gallia County, Ohio (west). A Map of Mason County, West Virginia contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.
Mason County Cities and Towns include Apple Grove, Arbuckle, Ashton, Clifton, Gallipolis Ferry, Glenwood, Grimms Landing, Hartford, Hartford City, Henderson, Lakin, Leon, Letart, Mason, New Haven, Point Pleasant, Robertsburg, Southside, West Columbia
Mason County, West Virginia Courthouse Records
Mason County, WV Courthouse
The Mason County Courthouse is located in Point Pleasant, 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 Mason 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.
- Mason County Clerk has Birth / Death Records from 1853, Marriage Records from 1806, Land Records from 1803 and Probate Records from 1805.
- Mason County Clerk of Circuit Court has Court Records from 1805.
Mason County, West Virginia Census Records
- Learn More: State of West Virginia Census Records
- U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 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
Mason 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
Mason County, West Virginia Resources
- Mason City Historical Society, 6 Brown Street, Mason, WV 25260; Phone (304) 773-5557
- Mason County Genealogical-Historical Society, Henderson, WV 25106
- Mason County, West Virginia Message Boards
- Mason County, West Virginia Genealogy Boards
Mason County, West Virginia External Links
- Historical Newspapers from West Virginia (1808 - 1904)
- Mason County, West Virginia Books - Amazon
- Mason County, West Virginia Marriages, 1806-1915
- Mason Co., West Virginia - FindaGrave
- Annals of Southwest Virginia, 1769-1800
- Mason County Encyclopedia
- Mason County, West Virginia Links - Cyndi's List
- Mason Co. WVGenweb
- Mason County, West Virginia Ancestry Database Collections
- Mason County, West Virginia Military Records