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

Jackson County, West Virginia Overview

Jackson County is located in the state of West Virginia. The county was formed in March 1, 1831 and named after Andrew Jackson. The county seat is Ripley. As of 2015, the county has a population of 29,237. The county has a total area of 472 square miles, 464 square miles of which is land, and 7.3 square miles is water. The county consists of 13 ZIP codes, with ZIP code 25271 recorded as the one with the largest population. Jackson County borders the following counties: Wood County, West Virginia to the north; Kanawha County, West Virginia to the south; Roane County, West Virginia to the east; Mason County, West Virginia to the west; Wirt County, West Virginia to the northeast; Meigs County, Ohio to the northwest, and; Putnam County, West Virginia to the southwest.

Jackson County Clerk Information

Their duties include:

  • Issuance of marriage licenses, birth and death certificates
  • Record births, marriages and deaths in the county
  • Serve as Chief Voter Registration Official for the county; register qualified voters
  • Maintain custody and integrity of the county’s voting machines, ballot boxes and other election supplies
  • Conduct training sessions for poll clerks and other election officials prior to their service
  • Serve as the recorder of all documents
  • Keep records of County Commission transactions
  • Keep minutes of all County Commission meetings
  • Oversee guardianship appointments
  • Prepare and send to all heirs a Notice to Redeem and take care of publications, redemptions or recording deeds with regard to delinquent property
  • Responsible for the bookkeeping of the county including budget, accounting and payroll
  • Assist the County Commission in their absence
  • Responsible for public notice of all Commission meetings
  • Serve as Secretary to the Civil Service Commissions
  • Issue hunting and fishing licenses
  • Provide notary services
  • Issue military service discharge records
  • Probate wills and assist in administration of estates
  • Conduct absentee voting and early voting, prepare ballots, accept candidate filings, and other election

    Below is the physical address of the County Clerk:
    Cheryl Bright, County Clerk
    100 Court Street North
    Ripley, WV 25271
    Phone: 304-373-2250
    Fax: 304-372-1107
    Email: cheryl.bright@jacksoncountywv.com

    Jackson, WV Genealogy and Ancestry Records
    Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
    Total Ancestries Reported 2005-200929,315
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-20097,830
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-200936
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-200923
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-2009635
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-20093,827
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-2009322
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-2009538
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-200926
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-20095,268
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-200938
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-20093,831
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-2009667
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-200963
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-2009379
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-200931
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-2009968
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-2009487
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-200914
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-200958
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-200921
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-20096
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-2009191
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-200911
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-20093,872

    Jackson County Clerk’s Office

    Address: 100 Court St N, Ripley, WV 25271, United States
    Phone: 304-373-2210

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