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Nicholas County West Virginia
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Nicholas County was created in 1818 by the Virginia General Assembly and named for Virginia Governor Wilson Cary Nicholas.
The county seat is Summersville

Incorporated Cities and Towns
* City of Richwood
* Town of Summersville

Unincorporated Communities
* Belva * Bentree * Birch River * Calvin * Cambria * Canvas * Cottle
* Craigsville * Drennen * Enon * Fenwick * Gilboa * Holcomb
* Hookersville * Kesslers Cross Lanes * Leivasy * Lockwood * Mount Nebo
* Muddelty * Nettie * New Hope * Odell Town * Persinger * Pool
* Snow Hill * Swiss * Tioga * Werth

Nicholas County Data



Death Records

Birth Records

Military Records

Obituaries and Death Notices

County History


Marriage Records

Newspaper Gleanings

 Recent Updates:
July 2018
News-Civil War: Prisoners after the Battle of Lewisburg



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