Kay and Maggie's World of the West Virginia Panhandle

Brooke County
West Virginia

Background created from the above 1912 Postcard of Stearnwheeler
on the Ohio River near Wellsburg, W. Va.

Background created from the above 1912 Postcard
of a Sternwheeler on the Ohio River near Wellsburg, W. Va.

Kay and Maggie's Skeleton Closet
AKA Places to Seek Your Ancestors

Courthouse & Health Departments

Sylvia J. Benzo
Brooke County Courthouse
P. O. Box 272
632 Main Street
Wellsburg, WV 26070
(304) 737-3661

    1. Land records: Deeds.
    2. Vital records: Births, deaths, marriages.
    3. Probate records: Letters of administration.

    Brooke County Clerk
    632 Main Street
    Wellsburg, WV 26070
    (304) 737-3661

  • You may request copies of records from
    the County Clerk's Office. There is a
    $2.00 fee for each certified document
    requested, ($1.00 for a standard copy)
    and you should also send along a self
    addressed stamped envelope for the return
    of documents to you. Birth records start
    in 1853. For the most part, marriage records
    and land records begin earlier. All of these
    may be obtained from the county clerk.
  • If you are seeking information
    from divorce records, please direct your
    request to the Circuit Clerk.
  • Libraries & Genealogical Societies

    Brooke County Public Library
    Librarian: Mary Ann Wallace
    945 Main St
    Wellsburg, WV 26070-1629
    (304) 737-1551 (Phone & Fax)

    Alexander Campbell Archives
    Bethany College, T. W. Phillips Library
    Bethany, WV 26032
    Archivist: R. Jeanne Cobb
    Alexander Campbell Archives
    Bethany College Archives
    (304) 829-7898
    (304) 829-7333 Fax
    Hours: M-F 7:45-11, Sa 9-5, Su 1-11,
    closed holidays
    Summer Hours: M-F 8-4:30;
    closed weekends & holidays

    Brooke County Genealogical Society
    P. O. Box 144
    Beech Bottom, WV 26030-0144

    Brooke County Historical Society
    (Society is inactive at present time.)
    Librarian: Delores Antigo
    10th and Main Streets
    1200 Pleasant Avenue
    Wellsburg, WV 26070
    No telephone
    Hours: M-F 1-9, Sa 9-5
    closed Sundays & holidays

    Campbell Mansion
    Heritage Resource Center
    Bethany, WV 26032
    (304) 829-7285
    Heritage Resource Center established in 1986.
    Residence of Alexander Campbell, constructed
    by his father-in-law in 1793.

    Follansbee Public Library
    Librarian Judy Huntzinger
    844 Main Street
    Follansbee, WV 26070-1422
    (304) 527-0860 (Phone & Fax)

    Other Information

    County formed from Ohio County in 1796.

    Informational Links

    Maggie's World of Courthouse Dust & Genealogy Fever
    WVGenWeb Archives

    1895 Map of Brooke County West Virginia
    Map modified with permission
    of Ray Sterner from

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