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The Cities and communities of Nicholas County, West Virginia *


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Information & Facts about Nicholas County, West Virginia


The first permanent settlers here came around 1785 moving along the Old Pocahontas Trail from the Greenbrier Valley. It was named in 1818 after the former governor of Virginia, Wilson Cary Nicholas. The county has many tales to tell of the Civil War era as well as a thriving lumber industry. The county seat is Summersville which was established in 1824. Summersville Dam is located in Nicholas County.

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