Place:Wirt, West Virginia, United States

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Wirt County is a county located in the State of West Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 5,717, making it the least populous county in West Virginia. Its county seat is Elizabeth. The county was created in 1848 by the Virginia General Assembly and named for U.S. Attorney General and presidential candidate William Wirt. The county is serviced by one high school, Wirt County High School.

Wirt County is included in the Parkersburg-Marietta-Vienna, WV-OH Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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Timeline

Date Event Source
1848 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1848 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1848 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1848 Probate 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
1854 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1860 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1863 Effective date for move from Virginia to West Virginia Source:Wikipedia
1870 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1850 3,353
1860 3,751
1870 4,804
1880 7,104
1890 9,411
1900 10,284
1910 9,047
1920 7,536
1930 6,358
1940 6,475
1950 5,119
1960 4,391
1970 4,154
1980 4,922
1990 5,192

History

Wirt County was formed in 1848 from Wood and Jackson Counties.

Research Tips

http://wirtcounty.net/Cemeteries/index.htm Cemeteries of Wirt County, West Virginia

http://wirtcounty.net/history/index.htm Wirt History page by Mark ___?___.

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