Summers County West Virginia

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A Brief History

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

Visit the History page for more information about the county and its people.

Adjacent counties are: Greenbrier County (northeast); Monroe County (east); Mercer County (southwest); Raleigh County (west); Fayette County (northwest); Giles County, Virginia (south).

County Coordinator

If you find a broken link, have information about the county or of an ancestor that once lived here, consider sharing it on this website to help other researchers, send an email to Mary Schwanke.

What's New ?

February 2023: A new County Coordinator. 

March 2023: A new look for the website, easier to find the information you are looking for.; Added information about the Layland #3 Mine Disaster, including a report of the disaster and newspaper article about heroism.; Added Korean War & Vietnam War Casualty Lists; Added WWII Army and Army Air Force Casualties.

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