Preston County Clerk

About Us

About Us

Preston County, in northeastern West Virginia was created by an act of the Virginia General Assembly Jan. 19, 1818, from parts of Monongalia County. It was named for James Patton Preston, Governor of Virginia (1816-19). Preston County became the 20th county in what is now West Virginia, and consists of 653.88 square miles. On March 7, 1869, the courthouse was destroyed by fire. All courthouse records, with the exception of few books were lost. Deed books in the County Clerks record room begin with #25, previous books were destroyed. Land records were partially recreated when public was asked to bring in deeds to their property and was then re-recorded in Deed Books.


Duties of the County Clerk

The County Clerk is to act as Clerk (fiscal officer) of the County Commission.

  • Responsible for payment of all county bills, debts
  • Prepare payroll and all duties associated
  • Oversee and monitor county budget
  • Take minutes of meetings and preserve all orders of the County Commission
  • Receiver of fees charged for the documents filed and recorded with the County Clerk
  • Record and probate wills
  • Appoint administrator to estates
  • Chief Election Official for Preston County
  • Prepare ballot, appoint and train poll workers, conduct absentee and early Voting
  • Maintain custody and preserve voting equipment owned by the county commission
  • Voter’s registration
  • Maintain and update Preston County voter’s records
  • Vital statistics
  • Record, preserve and index birth, marriage and death certificates, issue vital record certificates
  • Issue marriage license
  • Recordation of documents
  • Record and maintain legal documents such as deeds, deeds of trusts, plats, liens, judgments, releases, wills, appraisements, settlements, leases, military discharges, POA, county commission minutes and many other records.


Linda Huggins, County Clerk
Mary Rodeheaver, Deputy  Clerk
Carrie Davis,  Deputy Clerk
Crystal Bolyard, Deputy Clerk
Nichelle Powers, Deputy Clerk
Sabrina Golden, Deputy Clerk
Tammy Johnson, Deputy Clerk
Deanna Lively, Deputy Clerk
Amanda Stewart, Deputy Clerk
Ashley Cole, Deputy Clerk


Linda Huggins, County Clerk

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Linda Huggins, was elected as County Clerk in in 2010 and now in her second term serving the residents of Preston County. Prior to being elected County Clerk , Linda had worked 16 years in the County Clerk’s Office in various positions.

She and her husband Randy were married in 1982, have 3 children and 5 grandchildren.

Office Address & Info

Contact Us

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Office 304.329.0070
Fax 304.329.0198

106 W. Main Street, Suite 103
Kingwood, WV 26537

Office Hours:

Monday: 8:30am - 5:30am
Tuesday - Friday: 8:30am - 4:30pm