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Summersville, West Virginia

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County seat of Nicholas County, Summersville, WV, was originally estabished in 1824, but was not incorporated until 1850 after the establishment of the Weston and Gauley Bridge Turnpike. The town was named in honor of Judge Lewis Summers, who introduced the bill in the Virginia Assembly creating Nicholas County. At Summersville Nancy Hart, a Confederate spy, was briefly held prisoner by Union forces, prior to her daring escape. West Virginia's largest lake, Summersville Lake, is located just south of the town.

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Summersville, WV

Summersville, WV is located about: 26 miles northeast of Fayetteville, WV; 39 miles south of Flatwoods, WV; 47 miles northeast of Beckley, WV; and 72 miles east of Charleston, WV.


Nicholas County Schools


Summersville Public Library



180px-Summersville_West_Virginia.gif Map of Summersville, WV showing streets and highways, and nearby airports, parks, hospitals, buildings, churches, cemeteries, trails and more; with link to driving directions.

Topo Map of Summersville, WV and vicinty

Census Data

Population: 3,294 (2000 Census)


Elevation: 1894 feet
Longitude: -80.8528
Latitude: 38.2811


Nicholas County Bank
Nicholas County Courthouse
Summersville Lake Marina

External Link: Summersville Lake Photo Gallery

Variant Name(s) for Summersville, WV

Nicholas Court House, Somerville