Summers County


Named for John Hinton
Population 2010 Census: 2,676
Median Age: 46 years

Courthouse: Completed 1874
Architect: R. L. Wilson and J. D. King

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Named: In honor of George W. Summers, a prominent jurist of Kanawha County
County Seat: Hinton
Land in Square Miles: 360.46
Population 2010 Census: 13,927
Persons per Square Mile 2010: 38.6

Primary Sources Online
Wreck of the C&O, 1890
1960 Presidential Campaign in Summers County
Erection of John Henry Statue, 1972

Bluestone Dam debris, 1993   (dialup)    (broadband)
New River train tour   (dialup)    (broadband)

Civil War
Destruction of the Mercer Salt Works in present-day Summers County, 1862

Photographs of Schools in Summers County, A-F
Photographs of Schools in Summers County, G-K
Photographs of Schools in Summers County, L-R
Photographs of Schools in Summers County, S-Z
Soldiers and Red Cross workers standing next to train at the Hinton station, circa 1917

Secondary Sources Online
List of Summers County Legislators
Clayton, Agricultural Extention Community History
Forest Hill, Agricultural Extention Community History
Marie, Agricultural Extention Community History

West Virginia Veterans Memorial Biographies
Eugene Ramon "Mecot" Camara
David Jim Collins
Roger Gene Craig
Thomas Kenton Deeds
Junior Everette Michael
Bruce McKinley Noble
Aubra Russell Perry Jr.
Herbert Newton Perry
Robert Calvin Perry
James Grover Richardson
Burl Grant Richmond

History of the American Negro Biographies
Joseph Jordan Nickerson
John Dabney Woodfork

Teacher Resources

West Virginia Archives and History