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Summers County was created by an act of the West Virginia General Assembly on February 27, 1871 from parts of Fayette, Greenbrier, Mercer and Monroe counties.
It was named in honor of George W. Summers (1804-1868)
Its county seat is Hinton

Summers County Courthouse

Summers County Courthouse
120 Ballengee Street
PO Box 97
Hinton WV 25951

Cities and Towns

Other places
* Bellepoint * Brooks * Elton * Forest Hill * Green Sulphur Springs
* Greenbrier Springs * Hix * Indian Mills * Madams Creek
* Nimitz * Pence Springs * Pipestem * Sandstone * Talcott

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Church Histories / Records

County Records

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Miscellaneous Data

School Records

Wills/Probate Records

Website Updates:
Aug 2014:  obit for MAHONEY, sick list news for TIGGERT
Mar 2014:  Sick list news for PACK
June 2013: BOYD, PETERFISH obits; Crime news re: COLEMAN, HODGES; HICKS death records
Apr 2013: WW2 Casualties
Dec 2012: obits for CRAWFORD, MORRIS, SUBLETT
Aug 2012: Newspapers - Pardons 




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