Lookup Public Records in Hancock CountyWest Virginia. Including Vital Birth and Death Records, Deeds, Probate, Property Records, Mortgages, Liens, Judgments, Marriage Licenses, Voter Registrar, Payroll, Military Discharges.

Hancock County, West Virginia Overview

Hancock County is located in the state of West Virginia. The county was formed in January 15, 1848 and named after John Hancock. The county seat is New Cumberland. As of 2017;, the county has a population of 29,448. The county has a total area of 88 square miles, 83 square miles of which is land, and 5.4 square miles is water. The county consists of 5 ZIP codes, with ZIP code 26062 recorded as the one with the largest population. Hancock County borders the following counties: Brooke County, West Virginia to the south; Beaver County, Pennsylvania to the east; Jefferson County, Ohio to the west; Columbiana County, Ohio to the northwest, and; Washington County, Pennsylvania to the southeast.
Hancock County Clerk Information

Duties of the County Clerk’s Office:

  • Official Record Keeper of the County
  • Budgeting and Accounting for the County
  • Responsible for All State and County Elections
  • County Commission Meetings, Minutes and Records
  • Civil Service Records

    County Clerk’s Fees as of July 2009:

    It is required for an individual to provide a copy of his/her valid ID to apply a certified copy of birth or death certificate by mail. The information required by the application form are the following: Information regarding the owner of the certificate, contact details of the one requestor. The type of payment that is acceptable can also be seen in the form.

    Below is the physical address of the County Clerk:
    George Foley, County Clerk
    P.O. Box 367
    New Cumberland, WV 26047
    Phone: (304) 564-3311 Ext. 266
    Fax: (304) 564-5941
    Email: gfoley@hancockcountywv.org
    Hours: Monday Through Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

    Hancock, WV Genealogy and Ancestry Records
    Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
    Total Ancestries Reported 2005-200937,433
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-20091,787
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-2009102
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-20099
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-2009170
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-2009799
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-20093,537
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-2009125
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-2009700
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-200941
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-20096,932
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-2009329
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-2009506
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-20095,725
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-20094,451
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-200963
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-200922
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-20092,429
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-200930
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-2009306
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-20091,557
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-20091,013
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-2009548
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-200928
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-200965
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-200917
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-2009157
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-2009435
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-20094,484

    Hancock County Clerk’s Office
    Phone: (304) 564-3311 Ext. 266

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