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Lewis County West Virginia
History and Genealogy
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Birth Records


County History

County Records

Death Records

Miscellaneous Data

Marriage Records

Military Records

Newspaper Gleanings

Obituaries and Death Notices

School Records

Recent Updates
October 2018
Marriage Notice: Atkins-Ramsburg
News-Accidents: Son of J. Gaylord and Son of Judge Edmiston Injured in Accidents, Son of Gideon Spaur Drowns

July 2018
Obit: Joseph L. Fry

April 2018
Biographies: Charles Lewis - Contributed by Robin Line

February 2018
Weston Community News and Local Gossip - Jan-Mar 1869
News-Accidents: Mr. Kelly's Son Injured
News-Crimes: Jacob Hindman Severly Injures Richard Fretwell, Aaron Roan and Sugarfoot Break out of Jail
Marriage Notices: Annawalt-McGann, Brinkman-Urbach, Dolan-Farrell, Foster-Wolf, Hayden-Gallagher, Kennedy-Reed, Tims-Shea
Marriage License: Williams- Woofter, Smith-Cutright, Fox-Sprouse, White-Williams

Court News from March 1869

Established in 1816, the county seat is Weston

Incorporated Cities and Towns
* Jane Lew * Weston

Unincorporated Communities
* Aberdeen * Alkires Mills * Alum Bridge * Arnold * Aspinall * Bablin * Bealls Mills
* Ben Dale * Bennett * Berlin * Brownsville * Butchersville * Camden * Churchville
* Copley * Cox Town * Crawford * Emmart * Freemansburg * Gaston * Georgetown
* Homewood * Horner * Ireland * Jackson Mill * Jacksonville * Kitsonville
* Lightburn * McGuire Park * Orlando * Pickle Street * Roanoke * Turnertown
* Walkersville * Valley Chapel * Vadis


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