Resources housed at the County Clerk's Office Hancock County, WV
Many thanks to the wonderful ladies in this office for all of their assistance.
Address requests to: Hancock County Clerk's Office PO Box 367 New Cumberland, WV 26047 Phone (304) 564-3311 Fax (304) 564-5941
Hours of operation - Monday through Friday -- 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Deeds begin at 1848 (Brooke County 1797)
Birth & Death records begin at 1853
A few births of Hancock County residents born out of the U.S. are recorded in a Misc. book located in Deed Room.
Wills begin at 1853
Marriages begin at 1853
There is an index to Discharges Armed forces, All branches, All Wars.
There is a list of Soldiers from the Civil War buried in county cemeteries.
COUNTY FORMATION TIMELINE
1796 ~ Brooke County, Virginia was formed from the northern section of Ohio County, Virginia.
1848 ~ Hancock County, Virginia wa formed from the northern-most section of Brooke County, Virginia.
1863 ~ West Virginia became a state and we became Hancock County, WV.
Records previous to these years (and some during the transition years) are in either:
Brooke County, WV (the county directly south of us)
PO Box 272
Wellsburg, WV 26070
Division of Vital Records
State Health Department
PO Box 1000
Richmond, VA 23208-1000
Weirton General Hospital opened in March 1953 and closed in July, 1978.
Weirton Osteopath Hospital opened in the 1940's and closed in 1993.
For persons who are born or die at Weirton Medical Center, the event would be recorded in Brooke County, WV.
To order documents by mail from Hancock Co. Clerk:
Hancock County Clerk
PO Box 367
New Cumberland, WV 26047
(Cash or money order only; Make M/O payable to:
Hancock Co. Clerk)
Certified copies of birth,death, or marriages...................$5.00
Photo Copies.... per document....$1.50 first 2 pages, $1.00 each additional page.