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Monongalia County Archives

Collection Number: A&M.0026

Scope and Contents

The collection contains record books and papers covering a period from the formation of the county of Monongalia in 1776 to 1933. The collection is broken prior to 1796. There are approximately six hundred thousand pieces including papers on civil and criminal cases, bonds, deeds, wills, licenses, settlements of public offices, school reports, and other papers commonly filled or recorded at county courthouses in the Virginias.

There are two hundred and seventy-five volumes covering a period from 1781 to 1933 and embracing the record books of District Courts, Superior Courts of Law, Circuit 1 Superior Courts of Law and Chancery, Circuit Courts, County Courts, Justices of the Peace, and various books of record of the several county offices.

With this collection have been deposited in the University Library some two hundred volumes of printed matter including Acts of the General Assembly of Virginia (1836-1860, broken), Acts of the Legislature of West Virginia (1863-1932, broken), Journals and Bills of the West Virginia House of Delegates (1866-1897, broken), Journals and Bills of the West Documents of West Virginia Senate (1866-1903, broken), Public Documents (1897-1902), and miscellaneous reports of various state offices and agencies from 1876 to 1932.

For index of Monongalia Co. Surveyors' books see inventory folder.


  • 1774-1933


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Conditions Governing Access

No special access restriction applies.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish or reproduce is required from the copyright holder. For more information, please contact the West Virginia and Regional History Center.


45.5 Linear Feet (Summary: 45 ft. 5 1/2 in. (341 document cases, 5 in. each); (1 document case, 2 1/2 in.) (1 records carton, 15 in.); (83 ledgers, 16 ft. 4 in.); 398 reel of microfilm)

Physical Location

West Virginia and Regional History Center / West Virginia University / 1549 University Avenue / P.O. Box 6069 / Morgantown, WV 26506-6069 / Phone: 304-293-3536 / Fax: 304-293-3981 / URL:

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Repository Details

Part of the West Virginia and Regional History Center Repository

1549 University Ave.
P.O. Box 6069
Morgantown WV 26506-6069 US