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

Taylor County, West Virginia Overview

Taylor County is located in the state of West Virginia. Named after John Taylor of Caroline, the county was formed in January 19, 1844 and its county seat is Grafton. The county has a total population of 16,912, as of 2015, with its area spanning 176 square miles (land area being 173 square miles, while water area being 2.9 square miles). The county consists of 9 ZIP codes, with ZIP code 26354 recorded as the one with the largest population. Taylor County borders the following counties: Monongalia County, West Virginia to the north; Barbour County, West Virginia to the south; Preston County, West Virginia to the east; Harrison County, West Virginia to the west, and; Marion County, West Virginia to the northwest.

Taylor 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:
    Georgianna M. Thompson, County Clerk
    214 W. Main Street
    Room 101
    Grafton, WV 26354-1387
    Phone: (304) 265-1401

    Taylor, WV Genealogy and Ancestry Records
    Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
    Total Ancestries Reported 2005-200918,289
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-20091,900
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-200945
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-200949
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-200913
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-2009796
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-20091,538
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-2009115
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-2009371
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-200916
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-20094,220
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-20099
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-200933
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-20093,523
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-2009666
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-200938
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-2009518
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-200977
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-200971
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-2009401
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-2009306
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-2009115
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-200929
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-200979
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-2009141
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-20093,200

    Taylor County Clerk’s Office

    Address: 214 West Main Street Grafton, WV 26452
    Phone: 304-265-1401

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