Place:Ritchie, West Virginia, United States

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Ritchie County is a county in the state of West Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 10,449. Its county seat is Harrisville. It was created in 1843 by the Virginia General Assembly and named for Richmond newspaper publisher Thomas Ritchie.

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Timeline

Date Event Source
1842 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1843 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1843 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1844 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1844 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1850 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1850 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1853 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1863 Effective date for move from Virginia to West Virginia Source:Wikipedia

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1850 3,902
1860 6,847
1870 9,055
1880 13,474
1890 16,621
1900 18,901
1910 17,875
1920 16,506
1930 15,594
1940 15,389
1950 12,535
1960 10,877
1970 10,145
1980 11,442
1990 10,233

Research Tips

Ritchie County USGenWeb site has a list of all the cemeteries in Ritchie with some links to photos of the gravestones: http://www.wvgenweb.org/ritchie/rccem.htm

Text from Ritchie County, Virginia Page

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Ritchie County, Virginia was founded in 1843, formed from portions of Harrison, Lewis and Wood Counties. It became part of the state of West Virginia, when it achieved statehood in 1863.


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