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Preston County, WV Public Records

Circuit Court
101 W Main St, Rm 301
Kingwood, WV 26537 http://www.prestoncountywv.gov/depart
Hours: 9AM-5PM M-F EST
P: 304-329-0047
F: 304-329-1417
Jurisdiction: Felony, Misdemeanor, Civil Actions over $10,000, Juvenile, Domestic
Restricted Records: No juvenile, adoption, domestic, mental hygiene records released
Civil actions over $10,000 (from $5,000) went into effect on 7/1/16.
Magistrate Court
101 W Main St, #201
Kingwood, WV 26537
Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM EST
P: 304-329-2762
F: 304-329-0855
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $10,000, Eviction, Small Claims, Infractions, Traffic
Physical address is 101 W Main St.
Probate (County Clerk)
106 W Main St, #103
County Courthouse Annex
Kingwood, WV 26537 http://www.prestoncountywv.gov/depart
Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM T-F till 5:30 PM on M EST
P: 304-329-0070
F: 304-329-0198
Jurisdiction: Probate, Vital Records, Real Estate. Liens

Preston County, WV Vital Records

Contact the Preston County Office of the County Clerk if you would like to find vital records, such as birth, death, marriage, divorce, and real estate records.

Preston County
County Clerk
106 W Main St, #103
Kingwood, WV 26537 http://www.prestoncountywv.gov/
8:30AM-4:30PM (Monday open until 5:30PM) EST
Phone: 304-329-0070
Fax: 304-329-0198
Recorded Documents

Preston County Vital Certificates

Preston County Vital Certificates

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Preston County Population Records

Total Land Area (2000): 648.32 sq mi
Population (2009): 30,247
  • Females: 50.3%
  • White: 98.6%
  • Black/African American: 0.5%
  • Asian: 0.2%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Hispanic or Latino Origin: 0.7%
  • White, Not Hispanic: 97.9%
Population Change (2000-2009): 917
Foreign-Born Population (2000): 0.6%
Language other than English spoken at home (2000): 1.7%
Persons Below Poverty Level (2008): 16.6%
High School Graduates (2000): 74%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher (2000): 10.8%
Persons per Household (2000): 2.5
Housing Units (2000): 13,444
Homeownership Rate (2000): 83%
Migration Flow to Preston County, WV from (2007-2008):

Preston County Records

Total Earnings by Industry, in thou. dol. (2007):
  • Total: $381,005
  • Construction: $36,505
  • Retail Trade: $25,767
  • Professional and Technical Services: $9,120
  • Healthcare: $23,741
  • Banking: $7,953
  • Retail Trade: $25,767
  • Accommodations and Food Services: $5,099
  • Manufacturing: $60,826
  • Farms: $-4,319
  • Government: $125,567
Employed (2000): 12,042
Unemployed (2000): 880
Unemployment Rate (2009): 7.2%
Annual Payroll per Employee (2007): $25,753
Local Government Employment (2007): 1,195
Local Government Revenue (2007): $44,411 (thou. dol.)
Local Government Debt (2007): $23,956 (thou. dol.)

Preston County Birth, Death Records

Births (2007): 341
  • Per 1,000 population: 11.2
Deaths (2007): 329
  • Per 1,000 population: 10.8
Infant Deaths (2007): 4
  • Per 1,000 population: 11.7

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Preston County Criminal Records

Violent Crimes (2008): 33
  • Murder and non-negligent manslaughter: 0
  • Forcible rape: 3
  • Robbery: 1
  • Aggravated Assault: 29
Property Crimes (2008): 236
  • Burglary: 84
  • Larceny-Theft: 126
  • Motor Vehicle Theft: 26

Preston County Genealogy Records

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