Place:Wood, West Virginia, United States

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Wood County is a county located in the state of West Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 86,956, making it the fifth-most populous county in West Virginia. Its county seat is Parkersburg. The county was formed in 1798 from the western part of Harrison County and it was named for James Wood, governor of Virginia from 1796 to 1799.

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

Timeline

Date Event Source
1798 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1798 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1798 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1800 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1800 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1800 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1853 Birth 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

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1800 1,217
1810 3,036
1820 5,860
1830 6,429
1840 7,923
1850 9,450
1860 11,046
1870 19,000
1880 25,006
1890 28,612
1900 34,452
1910 38,001
1920 42,306
1930 56,521
1940 62,399
1950 66,540
1960 78,331
1970 86,818
1980 93,648
1990 86,915

Resources

Link to transcription of John House's Cemetery book. His comments sometimes add additional helpful information beyond just dates:
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wvwood/cemeteries/house/index.htm



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