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Ohio County Archives

Collection Number: A&M.0031

Scope and Contents

Court case papers, 1776-1930; court and county record books; birth and death records, 1887-1888; and account and minute books of individuals, companies, and organizations, 1772-1935. The bound volumes include records of brand registrations, deeds, estrays, land entries, marriages, military service, surveys, and wills. The private account books relate to general merchandising, coal sales, dental practice, a debating society, distilling, carriage manufacturing, hotels, steamboat freighting, the Ohio County Centennial Association, Ohio Valley Glass Company, Wheeling Masonic Hall Association, West Virginia Exposition and Fair Association, and the settlement of the Ebenezer Zane trust. Researchers can access this collection through microfilm user copies. There are 812 reels; an index to reels 1-247 is located on our website under "public records"; alphabetical, chronological, and subject indexes to reels 248-812 (565 reels, arranged by envelope number) are located in "Ohio County (WV) index / compiled by Kenneth Fischer Craft, Jr." at "929.375414 C843oh", available in our reading room.

A&M 1245, Ohio County, Archives, was merged into this collection; contents include forty-one order books, 1777-1881; birth and death records, 1887-1888; miscellaneous court record volumes; and a bound court record volume, ALIENS DECLARATION 1, ca. 1855-1860.


  • 1772-1935


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Conditions Governing Access

Part of this collection is stored offsite; microfilm is accessible onsite. Please make an appointment prior to visiting.

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.


269.4 Linear Feet (Summary: 269 ft. 4 1/2 in. (597 document cases, 5 in. each); (1 document case, 2 1/2 in.); (8 records cartons, 15 in. each); (1 oversize records carton, 17 in.); (50 ledgers, 9 ft. 6 in.); (812 reels 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:


Ohio County Archives, 1772-1935
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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