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Rhonda Smith  is the County Coordinator for Nicholas County.
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 updated November 2, 2005
 
 
 
 
 
 

Nicholas County was formed in 1818 from
Greenbrier, Kanawha, and  Randolph.

Named for Wilson Cary Nicholas, 
Governor of Virginia 1814-1816

County seat is Summersville which was established
in 1824 and named for Judge Lewis Summers who help create the county. 

Summersville was a major crossroads in 
the old historic Pocohontas Trail.

In July, 1861, a Confederate spy named 
Nancy Hart led an attack on Summersville 
which captured the Union forces and their leader, Captain Starr. Most of the town was burned.

 

 

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A special thanks to several of our regular visitors who have sent 
copies of information to place on this page. 
 Donna J. Faucheaux, Brenda Dillon, Al Zopp 

 
 
 
  
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2002-2005
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