To Lincoln County, West Virginia


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       Lincoln County was first formed in 1867 from Kanawha, Boone, Putnam, and Cabell counties.
Lincoln was required to return land to Putnam County, but added parts of Wayne and Logan counties.
Lincoln was 53rd of our 55 West Virginia counties and was named for Abraham Lincoln,
the 16th president of the United States, who had been assassinated two years earlier, in April 1865.

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  • Biographies and information about a number of Lincoln County's citizens — UPDATED October 2006!

  • Births — Various births of former Lincoln County residents.

  • Cemeteries — Names of cemeteries in Lincoln County and some transcripts of cemetry headstones — Under Construction

  • Census — 1870, 1880 and 1900 Census, by index and enumeration districts.

  • Communities Past and Present — Lincoln County towns and cities — Under Construction

  • Deaths — Various deaths of former Lincoln County residents.

  • Documents — Deeds, Land Grants, Military Pensions, Wills and other files submitted by descendants of Lincoln County residents. — Online, but still under construction

  • Family Pages — Web pages of others researching ancestors in Lincoln County.

  • Lookup Volunteers — Volunteers willing to do lookups in resources they own, Lincoln County,
    West Virginia — currently offline since so many mailing addresses were invalid. If you have resources on
    Lincoln County or if you live in the area and would be willing to visit the local
    courthouse, library, or other locations to assist out-of-area researchers on a Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness (RAOGK).

  • Miscellaneous — First Presbyterian and Methodist Episcopal Church information from Hardesty's, the First Circuit Court, and some early history of Lincoln County.

  • Newspaper Extracts — Some newspaper extracts from 1917 and 1918.

  • Obituaries — Miscellaneous obituaries of former Lincoln County residents.

  • Surnames — Find others researching the same surnames in Lincoln County.

  • Schools/Education — A little bit of history on education and a list of Honor Roll Students in 1911-12, Lincoln County.

  • Vital Records Information, West Virginia Counties — Find vital records in Lincoln County.
            Birth and death records since 1917; Marriage records since 1921; and Divorce records since 1968. Send to individual counties for
    records earlier than those years maintained by the state offices.

  • Vital Records [Birth & Death Records from 1909 -Present]
            Birth & Death records are located in the Office of the County Clerk (see information below).
            Birth & Death Records from 1917-Present are available from West Virginia Department of Health

  • Online Vital Records [Birth, Death, Marriage] — West Virginia Division of Culture and History is placing birth, death, and marriage records online.
    Check back frequently as this is an ongoing project.

  • Lincoln County Courthouse
    PO Box 497, Hamlin, WV 25523
    304-824-3336 ext. 233, Fax: 304-824-2012.
            Has Land Records from 1909, Marriage Records from 1909 and Probate Records from 1909.
    See some photos about the county courthouse.

  • Clerk of the Lincoln County Circuit Court
    P.O. Box 338, Hamlin, WV 25523
    304-824-7887, Fax: 304-824-2012.
            Has Court Records from 1909

    Repositories, Libraries, and Societies

  • The Lincoln County Genealogical Society is an organization founded for the purpose of gathering and preserving the history of Lincoln County
    and the family records of its people. The society is registered in the state of West Virginia as a nonprofit organization.

    Lincoln County People:

  • Researchers (surnames) and family pages

  • A Lincoln County Family Reunion — While this reunion was in 2004, the page has a lot of good information about the people of Lincoln County.

  • Adkins/Hager/Walls/Yeager Family Stories and Pictures

  • Harts Creek Families

    Special Lincoln County Projects:

  • Harts High Project 2000

  • Harts High Project 2000-2001

    Other Lincoln County links

  • Lincoln County Veterans who died in war

  • The 7th West Virginia Infantry Homepage

  • The Lincoln Journal, the local newspaper.

    Neighboring Counties:

  • Boone County, West Virginia

  • Cabell County, West Virginia

  • Kanawha County, West Virginia

  • Logan County, West Virginia

  • Mingo County, West Virginia

  • Putnam County, West Virginia

  • Wayne County, West Virginia

    West Virginia Links

    State of West Virginia The official state page.

    West Virginia Chronology — Visit a page maintained by Jeff Miller and browse
    around his other interesting pages, including
    "Some Interesting" Facts about West Virginia, including historical events. West Virginia Facts
    More facts and links about West Virginia.

    West Virginia Scenic Trails Get outside and enjoy the beauty.

    West Virginia Tourism Places and things to see and do throughout the state.

    West Virginia Travel Gateway to the Eastern Panhandle.

    This page last updated: 30 March 2023
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